WHAT: BAGAC CACAO TECHNO-FORUM
WHERE: GUBAT FARMS RESORT, SITIO MATALANGAO, BRGY. BANAWANG, BAGAC, BATAAN
WHEN: February 28, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00PM
For Inquiries, please SMS/Call:
Mr. Manuel Carpio, (0925) 744 5117
Mr. Mel Santos (0920) 544 2039/ (0916) 717 0207
REGISTRATION IS FREE!
Food will be served.
Special thanks to Guillermo Bantugan
The Basud, Camarines Norte PDS Cacao Techno-Forum last January 27, 2017 was a big SUCCESS! Our PDS Team comprised of Mr. Mel Santos, PDS Vice-Chairman, Mr. Manuel Carpio, PDS Certified Member and Business Manager at Agropower – Philippines Corporation, Mr. Sonny Sabio of Cacao de Asis, Mr. Rufo Villamarzo, Ms. Romella Fabula, PDS Bicolandia Focal Person and Mr. Emmanuel Reyes.
Over 80 participants were welcomed by Basud City Mayor Adrian Davocol, Jr. at the Function Hall of the NEW BASUD SPORTS COMPLEX. The participants enjoyed the forum and were treated to a special question and answer portion. Thank you Sir Manuel Carpio for the of 500 ml Agropower organic fertilizers.
Thank you to Mr. Ernesto Lagarteja, President, of Basud Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Development Cooperative (BARBDC).
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[It is to be remembered that] the BARBDC is a project of the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) Development Strategy adopted in 1993 to focus on priority agrarian reform areas to maximize resource allocation, complementation, and mobilization for greater efficiency and impact taking into consideration the limited financial and material resources of the government. These cluster of contiguous barangays within a municipality where majority of the CARP-covered lands have been awarded to a critical mass of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs). The ARC strategy applies the integrated area development approach where the ARBs and their communities are the primary focal points of development interventions. (source:Department of Agrarian Reform)
The members of Plantacion de Sikwate Cacao Producers Association, Inc. led by its Chairmain of the Board Cyrus Obsuna (3rd from right), national president, and Christopher Fadriga (3rd from left), paid a courtesy visit to Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (center) at the Capitol. In photo are Antonio Grafilo, Kenny Ang, Nelia Grafilo, PEMO Head, Atty. Wilmon Peñalosa, Boyet Uychiat, and Merceditas Montilla. /Capitol photo by Richard Malihan
PDS paid a courtesy call to the Governor of Negros Occidental last June 21, 2016. They were invited to give a seminar regarding growing cacao using PDS protocols. The said cacao techno forum was intended for 81 Integrated Social Forestry (ISF) Communities in the Provincial Capitol of Negros Occidental. /PDS report by Mia Concepcion