To ensure government projects are properly used according to its purpose, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Mindanao have provided reorientation training for farmer-groups identified to receive multi-purpose drying pavements (MPDPs) on the mechanics of project implementation.
Provision of MPDPs or solar dryers is under the Agri-Pinoy Rice Program's, Post-harvest Facility Component.
The MPDP, which measures 15 m x 28 m x 0.10 m (4 inches thick) are implemented among rice areas in the region with their registered irrigators or farmers' associations.
DA is allocating P160,000 per unit of MPDP.
Multi-Purpose Drying Pavement is a solar dryer where farmers can dry various agricultural crops such as rice and corn.
Ray Embajador, DA 12 Agri-Pinoy Rice Program focal person, reminded the recipients to complete all the necessary documents required for the project.
As recipients, they should guarantee a total area of 420 square meters where the pavement will be constructed shall be owned by the farmers/irrigators' association.
The recipients should also shoulder the site development expenses like land filling, clearing, leveling, compacting and fencing of the area.
Emabajador said recipients are discouraged from introducing modifications of any structure on the pavement to serve its purpose of boosting rice production of IAs.
Before the start of the construction of the project, the recipients are urged to take photos of the area, its ongoing construction and even completion of the project for comprehensive documentation.
Since the project is under reimbursement basis, the recipients will temporarily utilize their own funds and will later be refunded by the regional field office after liquidation process has been done.
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At least 1,000 individuals were enlisted as force multipliers of the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) as 10 non-government organizations (NGOs) were tapped to beef up local peace initiatives, a ranking police officer said on Monday.
Senior Supt. Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police director, said that a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PNP and the NGOs was recently signed at the NEPPO conference hall.
The recent signing was graced by PNP deputy director general for administration Rommel Heredia, who also makes assessments of provinces under the so-called areas of concern, Nieves said.
"We thank those people who willingly support our efforts to keep peace and order in our province," Nieves said, adding that the police makes sure such force multipliers will not be used to advance interest of any individual.
Heredia said the PNP hierarchy continues to make steps to upgrade peace initiatives in areas of concern.
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