24 NGP POs in Caraga Region get P20 million loan assistance from DENR, DSWD

BUTUAN CITY-Agusan del Norte – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office in Caraga Region and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the 24 Peoples Organization in Aguan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur in the implementation of the P20 million   Micro-enterprise Development of the government.

       The Agreement was formally signed by DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer, DSWD Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim and the respective chairpersons of the 24 people’s organizations in the three provinces of the region during a ceremony held at the Balangay Hotel recently.

         The funds will finance the different projects of the POs which maintain tree plantations under the expanded National Greening Program.

       “The national government through the DENR and the DSWD shall always endeavor to contribute to poverty reduction and empowerment through appropriate interventions to the poor and disadvantaged population in the upland and coastal communities”, RED Alicer said.

       DSWD Director Gupana-Lim said the agency has transferred its funds from its seed capital fund for micro-enterprising development program amounting to P 20 million to fund the different People’s Organization of its projects.

       These POs are, in Agusan del Norte - Consortia Agro Forestry Association Rubber Cuplump Trading project in Las Nieves, (P600,000);   Ibuan Agro-Forestry, Rubber Cuplumps Trading, Las Nieves (P1,300,000); Balungagan Farmers Association Inc. Falcata Trading, Butuan City (P500,000); Bitan-agan Upland Farmers Association, Inc. Cacao beans Buy and Beans Buy and Sell, Butuan City (P450,000); Simbalan Farmers Association Inc., Coffee Shop Establishment, Buenavista, (P450,000); Manila de Bugabos Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Cacao Beans Buy and Sell, Butuan City, (P450,000); Agusan del Sur—San Juan Tribal Indigenous Association, Bayugan, Rubber Cuplumps Trading, (P900,000); Tamaco Management of Peoples Organization, Bayugan, Cacao Beans Buy and Sell (P975,000); Calabuan Higaonon Farmers Organization, Esperanza, Coffee Beans Buy and Sell  (P750,000); Bakingking Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Esperanza, Rubber Cuplumps Trading (P825,000); Perez Sibagat Tribal Development, Esperanza, Rubber Cuplumps Trading (P630,000); Bagani Tribal Returnees Community Development Associatio, Bantolinao, Perez, Sibagat, Coffee Beans Buy and Sell (P1,275,000); Ago Magsaysay ARB Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Prosperidad, Rubber Cuplumps Trading (P1,050,000); Singanan Upland Farmers Producers Cooperative, Bunawan, Rubber Cuplumps  Trading (P1,500,000); WAMVIPO Agro-Forestry Development Association Inc., Loreto, Rubber Cuplumps Trading (P1,005,000); Desamparados Community Development and Forest Management Association, Inc, Talacogon, Rubber Cuplumps (P1,500,000); Surgeon del Sur—Tigpanalipod Nan Katunggan sa Magasaang, Cantilan, Green Crabs Production and Fattening (P675,000); Barangay Unite for Development of Aquamarine Sustainability, Bislig, Danggit Culture and Dried Danggit Production (P630,000); Active Native Development and Unite for Human Aquamarine Wealth, Hinatuan, Bangus Production (P900,000); Wakat CBRM Peoples Organization, Barobo,  Bangus Production, (P450,000) and Liatemco Integrated Cacao, Abaca and Rubber Farmers Association, Lianga Cacao Beans Buy and Sell trading (P1,035,000).

         The POs were compelled to submit quarterly progress and accomplishment report with photo documentation of their respective projects to the DENR. ###(HERZON GALLEGO)



The leaders of the 24 People’s Organizations pose with ASEC Atty. Michelle Angelica D. Go, RED Atty. Felix S. Alicer, ARD for Technical Services Samuel C. Danganan, ARD for Management Services Aime P. Lampad-Dela Peña, PENRO Jose Flavio V. Concha of Agusan del Sur, PENRO Rosendo A. Asunto of Agusan del Norte and PENRO Achilles Anthony C. Ebron of Surigao del Sur and the concerned CENR Officers and the DSWD-13 representatives after receiving their funding checks for their respective Agro-forestry Sustainable Projects in December 2019 at the DENR-13 Learning Center in Ambago, Butuan City.

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