Tag Archives: Northern Mindanao

Added value pushed in Northern Mindanao research congress

BusinessWorld Online
Mark D. Francisco
April 1, 2016

Small-scale farmers in Northern Mindanao continue to expand into value-added products as they recognize the need to diversify income sources.

The farmers and agriculture officers of 16 local government units (LGUs) in the region took part in a two-day congress this week on Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR).

Under CPAR, crops and technology packages for making value-added products are introduced to farming communities by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

The program was introduced to the farmers in 2005.

At the congress that opened on March 28, the LGUs exhibited their existing processed products from rice, corn, soybean, different potato varieties, and vegetables.

Their goods include food crisps, native cakes, milk, and soap.

There was also a demonstration of potato-based farming systems and an introduction of alternative crop varieties.… Continue Reading ...

DENR ties up with LGUs to fast-track land titling in Mindanao

BusinessMirror
14 August 2013
Jonathan L. Mayuga

DENR Northern Mindanao Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan said partnerships were forged with the municipalities of Lala, Kolambugan, Kauswagan and Tubod, all of Lanao del Norte; and Gitagum town of Misamis Oriental recently.

In her report to Environment Secretary Ramon JP Paje, Tawantawan said the new partnerships bring to 15 the number of LGUs that have responded positively to the call of the DENR for a joint effort to bring land services to communities through memoranda of partnership agreements (MOPA).

The LGUs that earlier signed MOPAs with the DENR North Mindanao office included five in Bukidnon, namely the towns of Maramag, Don Carlos, Quezon, Sumilao and Impasug-ong; three in Lanao del Norte such as Kapatagan, Linamon and Bacolog; one in Camiguin which is Mambajao; and Cagayan de Oro City.… Continue Reading ...

Rodriguez backs renaming of Laguindingan airport to Cagayan-MisOr airport

Businessweek Mindanao
04 November 2011

REPRESENTATIVE Rufus B. Rodriguez of the 2nd District, this city supports the idea of renaming the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) into the “Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Airport” to attain global impact.

The suggestion to rename the airport came from Secretary Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO), when he was here for the inauguration of the newly-renovated Radio Ng Bayan-DXIM of the Philippine Broadcasting Services (PBS) along San Agustin-Velez Sts., this city, recently.

“Renaming LIA to CDO-MisOr Airport would give way for ‘easy recall’ to the foreign tourists and can ride on the popularity of CDO, which has already carved a niche in the world tourist map,” the PCOO Secretary said.

A former Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), the government agency that implements the construction of the LADP, the PCOO Secretary said the airport, should lure more foreign tourists into Northern Mindanao.… Continue Reading ...

Endangered flowers, plant species found in Camiguin

By JORIE C. VALCORZA
BusinessWeek Mindanao
December 16 2010

THE volcanic pear shaped island in Northern Mindanao is not only a treasure trove of endangered fauna but of flora as well.
A team of Singaporean scientists recently visited Camiguin and confirmed some interesting flower and plant species found in its rain-forest.

The study of Dr. Lesley C. Lubos on the diversity of bryophytes plants in Camiguin, which won international
recognition this year, has led to the discovery of these plants.

Most of the plants identified are endemic in the island, the list includes the red and yellow colored rhododendron orchid, begonia, nepenthes pitcher plant, spathoglottis orchid, aeschymanthus, balanophora plant, lopidium moss and the coral fugus.

Bryophytes are chiefly terrestrial, nonvascular plants, like the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts.… Continue Reading ...