OTR council officers visit farms of members

January 13, 2015 // Leave a Comment

Council officers and members of the Ompongan o mga Taribasok sa Ranao (OTR) visited the farms of their members in Lanao del Sur, to look into the livelihood progress made by the women of the province. The farm visitation came after the OTR council meeting on September 3 this year in Barangay Guimba and Cabasaran in Marawi City. The farms are located also in Barangay Cabasaran and Guimba where they grow their seedlings. A member, Mr. Hadji Ansary, discussed with his co-participants on how he worked hard on managing and maintaining the farm and the productivity of his vegetables. \…

Getting the community pulse

December 4, 2014 // Leave a Comment

For countless times already are hearing of groups and learned individuals calling on everybody else to get the real pulse of the people by going to the communities. This is usually called for to determine the people’s pulse on crucial, critical and important policies and pieces of legislation that the nation must eventually comply, or benefit. MARADECA Inc. has taken this initiative to bring to the people in central Mindanao the proposed basic law that would govern a replacement political body to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. And so Lanao del Sur witnessed the convoy of peace advocates in…

Facilitator lauds OBAERA group for initiative moves

December 2, 2014 // Leave a Comment

The facilitator of the council meeting of the Ompongan o mga Bae sa Ranao (OBAERA) praised its leadership for showing maturity and initiative as a community-based women’s organization. Hadji Jalel., program officer of Sustainable Livelihood program of the Maranao People’s Development Center, Inc.(MARADECA) said the women’s initiative to aspire for what they want was a sight “very fulfilling for us”. “Seeing the officers of the organization, tackling on the betterment of their organization is very fulfilling because they could now facilitates on their own and think better ideas and activities for their group,” he said. Mrs. Kalima Maute, a chairperson…

MARADECA ‘rekoridas’ gather long list of public concern on proposed basic law

December 2, 2014 // Leave a Comment

When Maranao PeopleDevelopment Center, (MARADECA) Inc. went around the mostly lakeside towns of Lanao del Sur in October this year to conduct information drive on the proposed basic law for Moro areas, not only did these generated eager attendance, they also became venues for serious discussions on the fate of the autonomous region for Filipino Muslims and its residents. Across the many towns around Lake Lanao, residents did not hide their anxiety, doubts and fears about the creation of a new political unit to replace the current Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and the laws that would govern it. MARADECA…

Leadership role, conflict-resolution tackled in training of women, farmers

November 7, 2014 // Leave a Comment

Types of leaders, their roles and functions, as well as managing conflicts within the organization were among the major topics in a training conducted for two organizations of women and farmers in Lanao del Sur. The Organizational Management Training threshed out specific ideals of what a role leader should be to an organization, what were his or her expected roles and functions to be discharged, and how should conflict organizational conflicts be managed within the group. The training was designed for the members and chairpersons of the Ompongan o mga Bae sa Ranao (OBAERA) a women`s organization and Ompongan o…

More Lanao del Sur residents equipped in product packaging

October 14, 2014 // Leave a Comment

  Sixty-six more residents served by community organizations in Lanao del Sur joined the previous other graduates of trainings on safe and sanitary food handling given by the the Maranao People Development Center (MARADECA) Inc. This time, Maradeca’s Enterprise Development Program (EDP) unit conducted series of Product Packaging trainings in the five communities of Lanao del Sur. These were done in Barangay Lumbac, in the municipality of Buadipuso Buntong, in Barangays Guimba and Cabasaran in Marawi City, in Barangay Sugod in the municipality of Madalum and in Barangay Dimapatoy, in the municipality of Bubong. “The training aims to enhance the attractiveness and…