Monday, March 7, 2011

Kawayan Festival & Bamboo Industry Development


Bamboo crafters and furniture makers improve product   

KORONADAL CITY--Thirty bamboo crafters and furniture makers gathered to improve bamboo-based products as the Province of South Cotabato celebrates 2011 Kawayan Festival.

From February 15-21, 2011, bamboo furniture makers showcased their skills on making bamboo furnitures through a “Living Showcase” competition cum product improvement mechanism. The products were displayed at the ProTech Center, Koronadal City South Cotabato. On the other hand, on February 16-18, 2011 some micro-entrepreneurs participated in the Provincial Bamboo Forum and Industry Planning Workshop at Fred Anne’s Food Haus, Koronadal City. The activity crafted the five year development plan of Bamboo industry in the Province of South Cotabato.




Meanwhile, a Training-workshop on Bamboo Novelty (Treatment, Finishing Techniques, and New Trends) was facilitated by the Cottage Industry Technology Center on March 1-3, 2011. As a post-Kawayan Festival Activity, this was supported by the Department of Science and Technology, ProTech Center and DTI-SC-RuMEPP. 

In a message during the training, Governor Pingoy challenged the crafters to improve their products that will compete with other markets. PD Flora Gabunales of the DTI on the other hand affirms the commitment of RuMEPP in South Cotabato to develop the potentials of the bamboo industry in the Province

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AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)

AIM-World Bank Mindanao Bridging Leaders Programmme (MBLP)
CLICK ON PIC FOR LINK: The overall objective of the program is to build a cadre of Bridging Leaders in Mindanao, who can address issues like peace, education, health, land conflicts, poverty, and poor local governance, among others. The MBLP is implemented by AIM Center for Bridging Leadership.

Bamboo Craft

Bamboo Craft
South Cotabato is proud of its bamboo craft. Please call ProTech Center for orders: 083-228-9738 or DTI SC at 083-2282659

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS

B'LAAN INDIGENOUS NITO PRODUCTS
Let's help B'laan Communities in Tampakan earn additional income by buying their products made of nito. Products include plates, baskets, hats, and others. Call directly the Municipal Agriculture Office of Tampakan at (083) 227-2902.

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY

SWEET, SPICY AND CRUNCHY
Mommy Juling's Atsara of BKR Foods continue to increase productivity, hence increasing its job generation and income. On its launching of its expanded processing plant on Oct. 23, BKR reported that it has increase its production from 60 kgs a month in the late 2008 to 600 kgs a month in 2010. Mommy Juling's Atsara is available at Gaisano Mall, KCC Malls, ACE Centerpoint and other convenient store. See its processing plant at Bayan, Polomolok, South Cotabato. Rona Ortiz will be happy to hear and know from you through (+63) 0919-461-0152.

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS

CORN HUSK NOVELTY ITEMS
Help protect environment, help our rural women and out-of-school youth from Surallah. Buy Novelty items for Christmas and any occasions (souvenirs and corporate giveaways) to Pag-Asa Youth Association of Centrala, Allah Valley Crafters Association and Neza's Novelty Items. Text or call (+63) 0917-347-0832.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE

HEALTH AND WELLNESS! CLEANSE TO A HEALTHY LIFE
Food supplements are never expensive and should never be. What we need now are 100% natural products (no synthetic materials or foreign bodies and no artificial preservatives added). For Jong Bajunaid of Tupi, South Cotabato helping others is very important. Her advocacy of natural healing and remembering old ways of healing and bring that to present scenario is never old. Buy mangosteen tonic, papaya cider, and coco-papaya vinegar from JNB Industries in Tupi, South Cotabato. Mam Jong will be happy to share her knowledge on the wonders of natural healing. She is a Gawad-Saka Awardee (farmer-scientist). You can reach her through (+63) 0916-795-3154.

BDS

BDS
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