DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, IN PARTNER WITH LGU-ALEOSAN PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO THE FISHERFOLK OF ALEOSAN

SAAD AND BFAR ALEOSAN

On July 2, 2020 the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) under the Department of Agriculture, provided 2 units of fiber glass non-motorized banca in Dunguan, Aleosan, Cotabato, this was assisted by Lorena C. Hingco, Municipal Fishery Coordinator of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist of Aleosan.

The 2 beneficiaries from Dunguan are very happy to receive such assistance from the government.In line with this BFAR also provided (from February-June 2020) Fingerlings (Hito & Tilapia) to Fisherfolks under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program at Barangay Tomado, San Mateo, Dualing and Palacat which have a total of 25 beneficiaries, this include also feeds, nets and styro boxes for each beneficiaries.

The Beneficiaries joyfully received this and said, “Salamat sa BFAR og LGU nga giboligan gyud kami pina agi aning gamit sa pangisda, dako gyud nga salamat sa inyo.”

Launching of Recovery and Wellness Program for Person Who Used Drugs (PWUDs)

(PMSg Agustin T. Amualla, Jr. give advices to the participants related to illegal drugs)

On November 8, 2019 the Philippine National Police of Aleosan conducted a Recovery and Wellness Program for the drug surrenderees, a follow-through program under current administration`s, War-on-Drugs Campaign with the theme “LIGA AT PAGPAPAHUSAY NG MORAL PARA SA PAGBABAGO”.

Rationale: Basketball League will show the skills and strategies that the Person Who Used Drugs (PWUDs) and will now bring them all together and utilize them. It helps the PWUDs to learn about team work, leadership, and sportsmanship. This is a way to get PWUDs active in sports and detoxification from using illegal drugs, especially now that there`s an aggressive campaign getting everybody out of illegal drugs.

(Pastor Benito Campano gives guidance from the Holy Bible on how to battle the urge of taking illegal drugs again)

The PNP-Aleosan`s objective is to encourage, facilitate & enable the Person Who Used Drugs (PWUDs) to participate in sports specifically basketball. To promote camaraderie and teamwork among PWUDs and bring them back to the community to show that they are now renewed and not using illegal drugs.

The participants had been clustered into 6 groups, with the following barangay PWUDs:

  • Cluster 1 – Barangay Pagangan, Bagolibas & San Mateo
  • Cluster 2 – Barangay Malapang, Lower Mingading & Tomado
  • Cluster 3 – Barangay Upper Mingading, Katalicanan & Sta. Cruz
  • Cluster 4 – Barangay Palacat, Pentil & Lawili
  • Cluster 5 – Barangay New Panay & New Leon
  • Cluster 6 – Barangay Dualing, Dunguan & Tapodoc
(On November 9, 2019 started the basketball tournament held at Barangay San Mateo Covered Court)

The program will hold an 8-game basketball league every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 NN until November 29, 2019. The source of fund is from the Local Government Unit of Aleosan with the amount of P 20,000.00 for the whole duration of the said activity.