Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 11 July 2020 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << July 2020 >> 
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

Feature: Bogo Women's Association grows tree seedlings to fight climate change

By Erna S. Gorne

Maasin City (23 October) -- Not only that these women are now earning from the sales of tree seedlings they have grown at Barangay Bogo, but an offshoot of Congressman Roger Mercado's campaign to address the pressing global environment concern particularly climate change.

In response to the drive of green-thumb Congressman Mercado, representative of the lone district of Southern Leyte, to be involved in massive tree planting, the 19-active members of Bogo Women's Association tirelessly keep the tree seedlings nursery productively grown with various kinds of fruit trees and forest trees for three years now. The group also runs a vermi culture farm.

Varied fruit trees such as jackfruits, rambutan, makupa, atis, avocado, buongon, durian, mangoes, among others are the dominant seedlings which are easily sold, it was learned.

"With the start-up financial assistance of P50,000 given to us thru the Provincial Development Assistance Fund of Congressman Mercado, we were able to start a small enterprise which is environment friendly," Raineria Paloma, President of the Bogo Women's Association disclosed.

As of press time, Paloma further said that a fruit tree seedling is sold at P15.00 while forest trees seedlings can also be sold at P5.00 each. On the other hand, the organic fertilizers generated from vermin culture are also hotly sold at P250.00 per sack.

Organic fertilizers orders came one after the other as these were in demand as rice fields fertilizers, as well as, for the window garden.

The tree production enterprise provides job opportunities to out of school youths, Bogo elementary pupils, and the barangay residents.

"Right now, at least 30 residents have enjoyed modest income ranging from the services rendered such as watering the seedlings, arranging the pots, cleaning of weeds, gathering of fine sand, hog wastes and potting. These services were paid at P10.00 per sack and for those who opt for potting package of 100 seeds will be compensated at P25.00," Paloma further said. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»DSWD funds P7.5-M shelter for MASARA landslide victims
»DOLE names Productivity Olympics winners
»RP delegates gear up for 6th BIMP EAGA Summit in Thailand
»ComVal exec signs local Code for Children
»Road monitor volunteers hit Davao
»Feature: Knowing the State of Naboc River
»Cebuano News: Kapitolyo sa Comval nangandam sa Pasko; Daang Christmas decor gigamit aron makadaginot
»Feature: Bogo Women's Association grows tree seedlings to fight climate change
»Cebuano News: Mga mag-uuma sa Labangan nakadawat ug mechanical flatbed dryers
»NVizcaya DTI warns public vs fake Christmas lights
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines