Consultants Visit ARMM For MRDP Phase II Preparation - November 14, 2005


The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries-ARMM and other Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Officials met with BCEOM consultants and Department of Agriculture Central Office Officials on November 14, 2005 at DAF-ARMM Livestock Multipurpose Hall. The group composed the preparation for the implementation of the Mindanao Rural Development Program Phase II.

The team was led by Mr. Paul Lightfoot of BCEOM, MRDP Officers and PCO Officer-in-Charge Arnel de Mesa and Head Technical Consultant Dr. Ricardo Gloria.

ARMM Governor Datu “Puti” Uy Ampatuan was represented by Atty. Oscar Sampulna during the consultation.

DAR-ARMM Officials headed by Assistant Regional Secretary Datu Haron Bandila, Director for Field Operation Keise Tan Usman and Finance Director Basher S. Noor expressed their gratitude for the inclusion of ARMM in the MRDP Phase 1 and 2.

DAF-ARMM Officials lauded the continuing support of the said program for...

BIRD-FLU Alert Raised; ARMM Task Force Organized - November 8, 2005

The Department of Agriculture in the Autonomous Regions in Muslim Mindanao (DA-ARMM) had their ‘sirens on’ starting November against the possible outbreak of the deadly Avian Influenza (AI) in the region.

On a radio interview over DAMY, Regional Bird Flu Task Force Coordinator Dr. Norodin A. Kuit pointed out the agency’s advocacy against the widespread epidemic that had hit the Philippines’ neighboring countries as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia with varying mortality rate.

In pursuance of Executive Order No. 208, defining the powers, functions and responsibilities of government agencies in response to Avian Enfluenza or Bird Flu Virus related matters, the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Public Information (BPI) and the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) tie knot in...

ARMM Extension Workers And Farmer-leaders Train On Aflatoxin - October 26-28, 2005

Around sixty (60) Agricultural Extension Workers and Farmer-leaders from the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao attended the Trainers Training on the Prevention and Control of Aflatoxin at Biton Garden and Convention Center, Cotabato City on October 26-28, 2005.

DAF-ARMM Director for Field Operation Keise Tan Usman said that the training aims to equip the participants on the different programs and activities to prevent and control the occurrence of the poisonous aflatoxin in corn to achieve competitiveness in the market.

The corn product may be contaminated by aflatoxin due to immature harvesting, improper post harvest handling and storage, resulting to poor quality and low price of the products in the market, Dir. Usman added.

DAF-ARMM Secretary Sajid S. Druz Ali in his message urged the participants to disseminate the lesson learned from the training to minimize if not totally eliminate the aflatoxin or amag in corn and even the copra and...

ARMM Selects 3 For National Level Poster Contest - October 12, 2005

The said contest was participated by the three finalists from Division Level which was conducted last October 4, 2005. The three entries were selected based on originality, visual impact, creativity and relevance to theme.

The finalists were Reggie J. Ibanez from Parang National High School, Mohaimen Mangi of Sultan Kudarat Islamic Academy, Alladin Panladang Ali from Sarilikha High School.

Ibanez got the 1st prize, 2nd went to Mangi, 3rd prize to Ali.

DAF-ARMM Regional Secretary Sajid Sangki Druz Ali together with Director for Field Operation and BFAR OIC Director Keise T. Usman awarded the winners one thousand pesos each.

The three winning entries were submitted to the Agriculture and Fisheries Information Services, Department of Agriculture Central Office for National Judging.

Ten entries will be selected winners. The best will receive P12,000 and a trophy. The nine other winners will receive, P7,000 each and trophy.


Director Usman Assumes BFAR-ARMM Post - October 5, 2005

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao welcomes its new OIC Regional Director in a simple turnover ceremony held on October 5, 2005 and presided by Regional Secretary Sajid Sanki Druz Ali, the new head of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries who earlier assumed office on October 3, 2005.

Serving as DAF Director for Field Operations, Director Keise Tan Usman accepted the BFAR-ARMM post, in concurrent capacity, from Director Abdulhan Sabdani.

Director Usman vowed to strengthen the capability of the Bureau in delivering its share in improving the economy of ARMM particularly in response to the development agenda of Governor Datu Zaldy “Puti” Uy Ampatuan. The Governor puts agri-fishery development in his priorities. He appealed to the other officials and employees of BFAR_ARMM to continue working as a team.

Secretary Sajid S. Druz Ali urged the agency officials and rank-and-file to...