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On its third year, the ATI solely conducted the Regional Techno Gabay Summit 2013 last October 3 and 4, 2013 at the Batangas State University and Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro. The activity were participated by TGP stakeholders in the Region IVA and IVB that includes the PMAs ( Cavite State University, Laguna State Polytechnic University, University of Rizal System, Southern Luzon State University, Western Philippines University, Occidental Mindoro State College and Romblon State College ) and  FITS Centers in Region IVA and IVB that includes the FITS Manager, FITS TSS, FITS ISS and their Magsasaka Siyentista.

The activity starts with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the poster exhibits of the participating FITS Centers. The highlight of the summit is the awarding ceremony for the 2013 Best FITS Center and Best Magsasaka Siyentista where the FITS OPA Laguna were awarded 2013 Best FITS Center and their Magsasaka Siyentista Mr. Renato A. Belen bagged the 2013 Best MS Award.  The awardees received plaque and cash prize.

Each FITS Centers also competes in the Accomplishment Poster Category where the FITS DA-PAES from Puerto Princesa, Palawan got the 1st place followed by FITS Imus, Cavite and FITS OPA-Laguna, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.  They also received plaque and cash award.

The second day in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro showcased the accomplishments of each provinces for 2012-2013 as presented by their PMAs. The FITS inventory and status report, monitoring tools development and other concerns were also done during the workshops.  ATI Region IVB Center Director Pat Andrew B. Barrientos warmly welcomes the particpants and gave the unforgettable experience in the sands of the white beach. ■

Article by Mr. Ronaldo V. Maningas
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Source: ATI in CALABARZON Website


The desk and field evaluation for the Region IV TGP Awards nominees were conducted last September 22-25, 2013 from Quezon, Palawan to Baras, Rizal to San Pablo City, Laguna and Trece Martires City, Cavite.  Three Magsasaka Siyentista were visited on their farm namely, Mr. Genaro Carmen, Mr. Jaime Javier and Mr. Renato Belen while the FITS Center nominated includes FITS-Quezon (Palawan), FITS-Baras (Rizal), FITS-OPA Laguna and FITS-OPA Cavite.

The evaluators include Ms. Almira Magcawas from STARRDEC, Ms. Audrey Lapitan from PCAAARD and Ms. Elsa Parot from ATI Central Office.  The winners will be announced on October 3, 2013 during the TGP summit in Batangas State University. ■

Article by Mr. Ronaldo V. Maningas
Friday, September 27, 2013
Source: ATI in CALABARZON Website


STA. CRUZ, LAGUNA – the 3rd School on the Air (SOA) for this year was launched last October 8, 2012 at the Laguna State Polytechnic University Covered Court, Sta. Cruz Campus. Ten municipalities including two cities of Laguna will be participating in the Radio Eskwelang “Sa Organikong Pagsasaka, Panalo Ka!”

There will be about 500-550 vegetable farmer beneficiaries of the program. Some radio teachers came from the OPA, some were from the LGUs (Municipal) and three famous Magsasaka Siyentista namely Mr. Renato Belen of San Pablo City, Mr. Peter Consebido of Nagcarlan also the PAFC Chairman, and Mr. Ronald Costales of Majayjay, Laguna. The lessons were identified based on the specific needs of the vegetable farmers of Laguna and arranged in a progressive manner in consultation with the experts in the field. The first broadcast is on October 17 from 5:00-6:00 P.M. and every Wednesdays and Thursdays up to November 29, 2012 to be aired at DZJV 1458 kHz AM. ■

Article by Ms. Mariel Celeste C. Dayanghirang
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Source: ATI in CALABARZON Website