• Fisher folks benefit from SSF project

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 26 — The dried fish and dried squid Share Service Facility (SSF) of Kahugpungan sa Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) was recently turned-over by DTI-Camiguin, in consonance of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed last July 24, 2014 between DTI-Camiguin provincial director Joselito S. Enot and Fernando Ocaba.

    The KASAMMA association with 70 members has ventured into dried fish and squid processing and became a hit to local residents, tourists and institutional markets outside Camiguin for 15 years now.

    DTI’s SSF is a livelihood assistance program that intends to give Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) access to better technology and more sophisticated equipment for marketable production and competitiveness acceleration.

    On a national scale, DTI said the SSF project is envisioned to assist most of the 81,221 SMEs with high potential to expand and to generate an additional 200,000 jobs in various locations of the country. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin  Jan. 26 (PIA) — The Kahugpungan sa Masilakong Mananagat (KASAMMA) in poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin received a Dried Squid and Fish Shared Services Facility (SSF) from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office on December 29, 2014.

    The Shared Facility turned over include food grade stainless drying facility, vacuum packaging equipment, weighing scales, hand pressed sealers and moisture meter, is aimed at improving the product’s market capability, increasing income of fisher folks and processors, and increase employment opportunities and provide the needed services to boost their entrepreneurial activities.

    KASAMMA President Fernando Ocaba and Sangguniang Bayan member Edgar Dagaraga, together with and KASAMMA Treasurer Teresita Ocaba, formally received the equipment from DTI trade promotion officer Zita Abellare.

    This SSF project was implemented with the cooperation of government line agencies, the academe, the local government unit of Sagay and private organizations.

    The dried squid and fish of KASAMMA are positioned as pasalubong products to local and foreign tourists in Camiguin. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 20 (PIA) – While it is known to grow the best and sweetest lanzones in the country, the province is likewise eyeing for production increase through macrosomatic cloning.

    Governor Jesus M. Romualdo bared that the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is now ready for the technology, with a team of trained personnel to handle the macrosomatic training. Romualdo said the process will cut off the production and propgation period of lanzones planting materials to only 4 months, than the traditional propagation period which requires more than a year.

    He likewise noted that the province production is increasing every year, along with its new Camlong (Camiguin and Longkong) lanzones variety. For last year, about 20 metric tons of Camlong were produced from the model farm in Mahinog town, with a gross sale of P1.4 million.

    The Camlong variety is also sold at a higher price because of its shelf life, it can last longer than the native lanzones fruit.                                                                                                                                      

    In total, the province recorded about 810 metric tons of lanzones sold to Metro Manila, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo and other nearby cities and provinces, last year. (JCV/PIA)


    MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 26 (PIA) – With some 30 members/stakeholders present, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito S. Enot discussed and imparted his knowledge on  ASEAN Integration 2015 to members of the Provincial Agricultural & Fishery Council (PAFC) on January 22 at Provincial Agriculture’s Office (PAO).

    The objective was to orient members/stakeholders on ASEAN Integration 2015 and its impact to farmers and fishermen as well. The activity likewise allows farmers to interact and raise issues and challenges that they may face amid the integration.

    Enot meanwhile, stressed  that these challenges can be addressed by the farmers, as the government for its part is also working to ensures they will benefit from the integration.

    ASEAN will officially declare the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community by December 2015, envisioned for a stable, prosperous, highly competitive ASEAN economic region in which there is a free flow of goods, services, investments and capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities.(Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)


    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, Jan. 20 (PIA) – More farmer/landowners took the opportunity to avail of the subsidized model farm program here, benefitting assistance like planting materials, fertilizers, as well as technical inputs.

    The property must be at least one hectare wide to be able to bid for the project, and the only counterpart required from the interested party, is to put up their own fence. 

    To date, some 38 model farms were already established in the province, planted with lanzones, durian, rambutan, mango, and kalamansi.

    The assistance is under the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP), targeting to maximize and develop idle lands for fruit production.

    In support to model farming, the provincial agriculture’s office (PAO) is also maintaining a plant nursery, to sustain the propagation and distribution of the priority seeding varieties.

    Camiguin governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo, meanwhile, expressed his optimism of the project’s potential in spurring the local economy. (JCV/PIA)



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