WWRRC supports implementation of E-NGP

WWRRC supports implementation of E-NGP



In support to the implemenation of the Enhanced National Greening Progam (E - NGP) in the Province of Abra, Mr. Diosdado A. Estigoy was tapped as resource person and facilitator during the “hands-on” training on bamboo propagation conducted recently at PENRO Abra. The training was attended by all the PENRO’s regular and contractual staff involved in the E-NGP, which include the NGP site Coordinators, Extension Officers, Assisting Professionals, Area Managers, as well as PENRO/CENRO Management staff.  Some PO representatives such as officers and members also participated in the said training.

PENR Officer Engr. Ernesto Aton gave the welcome remarks and “encouraged all the participants to plant and help ensure 100% survival rate of bamboo under the enhanced NGP 2017 as a way to uplift the bamboo industry in Abra. He challenged the PO’s to try new ideas and initiatives for the better result of the plantation so that the next generation can still make use of it. He also reminded all the POs, Extension Officers and Site Managers to put their hearts into it and extend more effort to ensure a successful implementation of the ENGP in the province”.

Mr. Estigoy discussed the characteristics of bamboo plant, growing habits, parts of bamboo and the socio-economic importance of bamboo. He cited bamboo-using industries such as for agriculture and farming, food, eco-tourism, fishery, construction, landscaping/gardening, furniture and handicraft.

According to Estigoy, “Bamboo is a high-yielding renewable source; it can also be an erosion-control agent because its netlike (fibrous) roots keep the soil intact.”

In the hands-on selection of planting material and potting of the cuttings,  additional instructions on proper culm  and branch cutting selection was emphasized to the participants; and that a sharp bow saw is best recommended for cutting to avoid  damage to the culm/branch. The participants were encouraged  to start things right and to adhere to the guidelines religiously, so as to sustain the benefits of growing a bamboo plant and so that the effort one engages in will eventually pay off.

“Through this undertaking, the DENR CAR Abra looks forward that the POs will be able to produce quality bamboo planting materials towards a successful implementation of the program. In the end, the POs and community people may achieve prosperity or at least mitigated poverty as they will harvest the benefits of more bamboo plantations in the province of Abra,” PENRO Aton commented.|WWRRC, DAEstigoy


The secret chamber of the sky blue Isuzu elf


Among the type of vehicles, the Truck or elf has the simplest design, wherein the back part has only its sidings and flooring.

During the first week September. the PNP personnel headed by Police Chief Inspector Jose G. Mulleda while in the performance of their duty at Callagdao Check point, Bulanao, Tabuk City checked the vehicles that pass by. When the Isuzu elf, sky blue and with galvanized body bearing plate number TGS 985 passed by and driven allegedly by a certain Duga Bucalan from Paracelis Mt. Province and his two companions, the PNP purposely checked the said elf.  They noticed that the flooring of the elf was slightly lifted with undetermined volume of sawn Narra flitches underneath.         

It was found out that the elf has a secret chamber. The chamber contains 47 pieces of Narra with a total volume of 747 board feet amounting to 55,988. The said specie is properly covered with GI flat sheet gauge 14 and welded with angle bar on its side. This also served as the flooring for the second layer.

In order to unload the said content of the elf, the police officers needed to use a crow bar to remove the cover.

The second layer was loaded with several empty fruit baskets which were made out of plastic which also look like cases of soft drinks. One plastic crate was filled with empty bottles of mineral water.

The simple design of the vehicle was really redesigned and intended to transport undocumented forest products.

The opposite sidings of the elf have built-in benches out of GI flat sheet and angle bar. Between the two benches is the space where they can pile such volume of lumber and properly covered with the said flat sheet which serves as the flooring of the second layer.

The Lumber was officially turned over to CENRO Tabuk Office. By virtue of the seizure order issued by CENR Officer Severino L. Dalutag, the administrative hearing of the case commenced in September 14, 2017.   The said vehicle is now impounded within the premises  of CENRO Tabuk.|C. Tabuk, SBBakidan

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