NOT all RICHCORP’s farmers are male, some like what we had interviewed are women and these ladies really enjoy what they do and for some reason’s they feel much empowered.
Not just in the farm but when we did the farm visit and the plant visit associated with them are mostly women and as the owner couple Patrick and Elinor Roquel says they are also empowering the Indigenous communities in the areas where they farm the medicinal plants.
As October being the Indigenous People’s Month, it its quite fascinating to see entrepreneurs like the Roquel’s helping the “original Filipinos” alleviated from poverty and hand and hand be a productive members of society.
The owners says the way they cooperate with the farmers is just like an employee and employer in the workplace, the farmer has wages and benefits according to law.
Indeed the ambiance in the farm and manufacturing plant in Tanauan Batangas is a place very inclusive and happy where the employer work side by side with the employees and they are doing it with a smile so having said that it is safe to assume that the way the owners treat their employees elsewhere in place where they have a farm is the same. end of part 4
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Bulletin No. 2 on TD “MAYMAY”
Issued at 12NN, 12 October 2022
TROPICAL DEPRESSION “MAYMAY” CONTINUES TO SLOWLY MOVE SOUTHWESTWARD OVER THE PHILIPPINE SEA
The center of Tropical Depression (TD) “MAYMAY” was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Baler, Aurora or 245 km East of Casiguran, Aurora moving almost stationary. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
On the forecast track, the center of TD “MAYMAY” is forecast to move slowly westward or west southwestward towards the eastern coast of Central Luzon. “MAYMAY” is forecast to weaken into a remnant low as it approaches the landmass.
Today, moderate to heavy with at times intense rain is expected over Cagayan, the northern portion of Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Ifugao. Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rain is forecast over the rest of Cagayan Valley and Cordillera Administrative Region.
As preparation for “MAYMAY”, the DA RFOs along the track of the tropical cyclone has been performing the following:
1. Activation of the DA Regional DRRM Operation Centers;
2. Prepositioning of seeds for rice and corn, drugs and biologics for livestock and poultry in safe storage facilities;
3. Coordination with the Local Government Units counterparts, and other Regional DRRM-related offices in monitoring of TD “MAYMAY”
4. Continuous dissemination of advisory to the APCOs, LGUs, and farmer leaders for them to disseminate the same information to the community and local farmers for their farm operation activities; and
5. Monitoring of the actual field situation.
The DA-DRRM Operations Center will continuously provide updates regarding TD “MAYMAY”. For inquiries, you may contact (02) 8929-0140. For infographics – https://www.facebook.com/dadrrmopcen/posts/pfbid037UPDmn1rii9bG7XWNoBxdJwqfNfaxnSM68cDwLVVD1HJaooXvbD6ttcLKwUvaFhel # # # (DA-DRRM Operations Center)
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Bulletin No. 1 on TD “MAYMAY”
Issued at 12NN, 11 October 2022
“MAYMAY” MAINTAINS ITS STRENGTH WHILE MOVING SLOWLY WEST SOUTHWESTWARD OVER THE PHILIPPINE SEA EAST OF AURORA.
The center of the eye of Tropical Depression “MAYMAY” was estimated based on all available data 285 km East of Casiguran, Aurora moving West Southwestward slowly. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
“MAYMAY” will continue moving slowly west southwestward or westward towards Central Luzon. On the forecast track, the center of this tropical cyclone is forecast to make landfall in the vicinity of Aurora or northern portion of Quezon by tomorrow afternoon or evening (Oct 12). Afterwards, the center of “MAYMAY” will traverse the landmass of Central Luzon before emerging over the West Philippine Sea by Thursday morning (Oct 13).
Today through tomorrow morning, moderate to heavy with at times intense rain will be experienced over Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes, and Apayao. Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rain is expected over Aurora, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Ilocos Norte.
ADVISORY TO FARMERS AND FISHERFOLK
The Department is advising farmers to harvest matured crops and utilize post-harvest facilities; secure seed reserves, planting materials and other farm inputs, as well as feeds and water for livestock; relocate animals, farm machineries, and equipment to higher ground; and clear drainage in irrigation and rice paddies from obstructions to prevent flooding.
Moreover, fisherfolk are advised to perform early harvest and mobilize post-harvest equipment and facilities; secure fishing vessels in higher ground; and dismiss sea travel as potentially rough conditions prevail over affected seaboards.
The DA-DRRM Operations Center will continuously provide updates regarding TD “MAYMAY”. For inquiries, you may contact (02) 8929-0140. For infographics – https://www.facebook.com/dadrrmopcen/posts/pfbid037rZ33gb1LmupkvpH1bJ2vzfz8ykBWvmmy7Z9HfkoKEAdKNYwZ7VYN4EpXMUunutUl . # # # (DA-DRRM Operations Center)
News Release No. 51
DA-BPI, Field Inspectorate teams stop retail of illegally traded onions
The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) Allium Monitoring Team and the DA-Wide Field Inspectorate team confiscated 47 bags of yellow onions that were illegally traded and sold at the Malabon Central Market and in Divisoria.
The price monitoring report of the DA-Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (AMAS) on October 7, 2022 surprised the BPI Allium Monitoring Team because it included yellow onion sold at P500/kilogram.
It was confirmed during the monitoring of different cold storages in the past two months that there is no available stocks of both local and imported yellow onions. This prompted the DA monitoring teams to conduct more rigid surveillance.
After a briefing, the DA teams and the Philippine Coastguard went to Malabon, where the sale of yellow onions was reported. The stall owner voluntarily surrendered his onion stock and led the team to his source of onion in Divisoria.
The identified sellers coordinated willingly due to possible violations relative to illegal trade. The commodities were confiscated in accordance with existing rules and regulations, and they will be disposed accordingly.
The DA continues to strengthen collaboration with partner agencies to reinforce measures against agricultural smuggling and protect local producers and consumers. ### (Gumamela Celes Bejarin, DA-AFID)