40 farmers held educational trip in MisOr and Bukidnon

June 8, 2019 // Leave a Comment

A group of 40 farmers from Lanao del Sur held an educational cross-visit in three major successful farms in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon  to learn diversified organic farming, experiential systemic value chain of farm enterprise, and reflect from these experiences to improve farm development. These Maranao farmers are members of Ompongan o mga Taribasok sa Ranao (OTR) and Ompongan o mga Bae sa Ranao (OBAERA) from barangay Diolangan, Salipongan of Bubong municipality; Langi Talub, Masiu town; and Moriatao Datu of Lumbayanague, Lanao Sur. There were 16 women and 24 male participants in this educational trip. They visited Bohian Diversified Farm in…

Farmers Field School increases Marawi’s IDPs knowledge on crop protection, rice-planting technique

June 6, 2019 // Leave a Comment

To improve the skills and increase the knowledge of farmers in managing pest and diseases negatively impacting on agriculture, Maradeca Inc. conducted crop-protection training through Farmers Field School (FFS) in barangays of Salipongan, Diolangan Bubong, and Moriatao Datu of Lumbayanague, Lanao del Sur. This aims to assist internally displaced residents of Marawi in 2017 who opted to resettle in Lumbayanague municipality and adapted farming as an alternate way of life. They recently  have been addressing the problem on low yield of harvest due to pest and diseases infestations. The conduct of this training was funded by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) under the project “Building Skills, Building Lives:…

Community leaders attend conflict resolution workshop

June 4, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Community leaders from eight barangays of Marawi underwent 3-day conflict resolution seminar-workshop to enhance their skills on dispute resolution at the barangay level. The seminar was participated by ten lupong tagapamaya; five barangay peacekeeping action team; and, five religious and traditional leaders from the barangays of Bito Buadi Parba, Bito Buadi Itowa, Somiorang, Mipantao Gadongan, Timbangalan, Sugod Proper, Patani and Pugaan of Marawi city. One of the major realization of the participants and working team in this workshop is the value of igma and taritib which embody the Maranao traditional rules and mechanisms in settling community-based conflicts including those that have escalated to violence. The workshops were…

Free medical mission benefit eight clusters of IDP communities in Marawi

June 4, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Series of free medical missions were conducted for internally displaced persons in Marawi city and who have recently either resettled or returned in its eight barangays. This medical missions were conducted by Maradeca Inc. in partnership with City Health Office and Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace and Reconciliation Unit (OPAPRU) and the United Nations Development of the Philippines (UNDP). Beneficiaries of this mission were clustered evacuees and staying in barangays Bito Buadi Parba, Bito Buadi Itowa, Somiorang, Mipantao Gadongan, Timbangalan, Sugod Proper, Patani and Pugaan. Dr. Cabiba S. Macapaar of the City Health Office led the team. Medical practitioners…

Sample health, hygiene products from prior training with DOST exhibited

June 4, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Products of prior training conducted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the production of dish washing and bath soap, citronella essential oil and body mist spray, and herbal tea were exhibited during the formal turn-over of mechanical machines and equipment yesterday, June 3, at Maradeca function hall, Ragayan, Marantao, Lanao del Sur. These items were displayed at the gallery in time when DOST undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra graced the ceremonial kick-off of “livelihood program for rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi.” Guevarra was joined with other DOST officers and staff from Region X and Region XII. Among the…

DOST turned-over agri machines to support livelihood for Marawi IDPs

June 4, 2019 // Leave a Comment

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary Rowena Cristina Guevarra formally turned-over on June 3 to MARADECA Inc. sets of mechanical machines useful for the production of essential oil extracts, charcoal briquetting from fruits and root crop peels, soap-making, and herbal tea bagging. These tools are steam distillation, coal briquettes implements, and others. It will support  the livelihood program for Marawi’s displaced communities who have opted to be relocated in municipal areas. Guevarra also brought along a sample of rain water catcher intended for the displaced families who are reliant on rain for household sanitation and hygiene but are unfortunately having no access…