EDC’s ‘10M in 10’ partners to plant trees in Manjuyod town

By Jennifer C. Tilos

A group of partner-institutions of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is set to plant 200 different species of tree seedlings on August 22 at Barangay Lamugong, Manjuyod for its support to the ’10 million trees in 10 years’ for a Greener Negros movement.

Manjuyod Mayor Felix Sy has offered the 5,000 square meters of lot for planting with almaciga, antipolo, balayong, and suru shorea seedlings.

In its second partner-cluster workshop, authotities prepared a tree growing plan four each organized groups under three major programs on knowledge management and capacity building, planting and execution, and monitoring and evaluation.

This is to effectively fulfill the functional areas of collaboration for the implementation of the ‘10M in10’ operational plan.

In the plan dubbed “Kooperasyon: Magtanin ay Masaya!” the group of Mayor Sy identified its activities, agency’s task and responsibilities to ensure that the seedlings planted will grow and be protected to achieve the goal of restoring forests in Negros Island.

The group composed of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), Dumaguete City Water District (DCWD), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Negros Oriental Chapter, Provincial Tourism Office, and Silliman University led by Mayor Sy will also gather members of Manjuyod Bantay Gubat and Youth for Christ to assist in the planting of the seedlings.

During the planting activity, NORSU will provide the indigenous seedlings, DCWD takes care of the transportation of the group, PIA and KBP promotes the tree growing activity, others do the monitoring and evaluation aside from the actual planting.

The movement was initiated by EDC in 2015 to expand its BINHI greening legacy program in the region.

10M in 10 is Negros Island’s biggest forest restoration movement that aims to plant, grow, and protect at least 10 million trees in the next 10 years with the help and commitment of individuals, government agencies, people’s organizations, and private companies.

The movement has set three goals to achieve this: establish stable and productive watersheds, enhance and protect Negros Island’ unique biodiversity, and develop resilient communities and ecosystems that are able to adapt to climate change impacts.

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DAR turns over ‘Tulay ng Pangulo’ project in Negros Oriental

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Negros Oriental turned over a Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlarang Pang-Agraryo (TPKP) project to the local government unit of Bindoy on June 25, 2018.

The 28.1-linear meter Ayumit Bridge with road and carriageway width of 7.0 linear meters now connects the residents of five barangays in the area, namely Camudlas, Tubod, Manseje, Part of Danawan, and Salong to the town proper.

DAR funded the construction of the TPKP project worth more than P 28.1 million and implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The turn-over ceremony was highlighted with the message of Undersecretary for Foreign-Assisted Projects Office Sylvia F. Mallari who emphasized that good governance and sustainability are important for the project to last a long time.

“Where you find the bridges, you find genuine development,” Mallari added.

Regional Director Luis B. Bueno, Jr., on the other hand, cited the presence of the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in the area that will benefit the members of the Domolog-Poblacion-Tagaytay Farmer’s Association (DOFTAFA), Hacienda Asuncion Producers Association (HAPA), Matobato Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (MARBA), Bulod Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (BARBA), and Bindoy Federated Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association (BinFarba).

The event was graced by the presence of 1st Congressional District Representative Jocelyn S. Limkaichong, Bindoy Municipal Mayor Valente D. Yap, and Barangay Chairman Roli Tepacia.

Other DAR officials who witnessed the TPKP project turnover were Assistant Regional Directors Engr. P. Eliasem Castillo and Atty. Josephus A. Baterna from DAR 7, PARPO II Atty. Louie L. Naranjo, Infra Coordinator Engr. Rita Ann S. Ambrose, and staff from DARPO Negros Oriental, OIC Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officer Romeo Sygaco, barangay officials, and local DPWH representatives.

Cebuano News: DSWD mopahigayon og “search for Pantawid Pamilyang exemplary child”

By Leandria Pagunsan

Mopahigayon ang buhatan sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa Negros Oriental sa usa  ka search for “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino exemplary child” alang sa tuig 2018.

Matud ni Asela Bella Tse, Provincial Link sa Negros Oriental ipahigayon sa mga hurado ang field validation sa north sub-cluster nga lungsod sa La Libertad, Manjuyod ug Mabinay karon’g Hulyo 18.

Ang field validation sumala ni Tse himoon aron makab-ot ang “quality judging,” sa ipahigayon nga kompetisyon.

Samtang ang field validation sa south sub-cluster nga kalungsuran ipahigayon karong Hulyo 20.

Ang final judging ug scoring gitakda karong July 24 sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete sumala ni Tse.