GAWANG PINOY NA MULTI MISSION OFFSHORE VESSEL INILUNSAD NG BFAR


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KAUNA-UNAHANG BARKO, GAWANG PINOY!

Muli na naming ipinamalas ng Pilipino ang galing sa inilunsad ng Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) na 50 meter multi mission offshore vessel sa shipyard ng Josefa Slipways Inc. ngayong araw, August 10, 2017 sa Navotas City.

Halos 300 katao na propesyonal at laborers na taga-Navotas ang bumuo ng kambal na barko na tinagurian ni Kalihim Manny Piñol na Lapu-Lapu (DA-BFAR MMOV 5001) at Francisco Dagohoy (DA-BFAR MMOV 5002).

Ayon kay Commodore Eduardo Gongona, ang mga nasabing barko ay upang paigtingin ang kampanya laban sa illegal, hindi nakaulat (unreported) at hindi naayon sa batas (unregulated) na pangingisda. Sa kasalukuyan ay mahigit na sa 100 floating assets ang BFAR.

Sinabi ni DA Secretary Piñol na asahan na 5 barko bawat taon sa loob ng panunungkulan ni Pangulong Duterte ang nakatakdang gawin upang matiyak na mabantayan ang yamang dagat at teritoryo ng Pilipinas.

Dagdag pa nya, hindi lamang pagdami ng makakaing yamang dagat ang dala ng paglulunsad ng kauna-unang barko na gawang Pinoy kundi magbibigay din ito ng trabaho sa mga propesyonal at karaniwang manggagawa dahil muling magbubukas ito ng ship building industry sa bansa.

Pinatunayan naman ni Cong. Toby Tiangco na ang dating malakas na ship building industry sa bansa ay humina at marami sa mga nagsara ay lumabas ng bansa o napunta sa fishing industry.

Samantala, ang naturang barko ay magagamit din sa research, survey at rescue operations na patatakbuhin ng 40-60 katao.

Ayon kay Arturo S. Balahadia, Operations and Marketing Manager ng Josefa Slipways Inc., gawa ang kambal na barko ng isang matibay na uri ng bakal na posibilidad na mangyari sa panahon na naglalakbay ito sa karagatan, ang AH 36. Dahil dito hindi lamang sa karagatan ng Pilipinas kaya nitong maglakbay kundi maging sa ibang bansa.

Sa loob ng 2 buwan ay ikokomisyon ang kambal na barko at sa darating na Oktubre 20 ay makikita nang naglalayag sa katubigan ng Pilipinas na itataon sa anibersaryo ng Philippine Coast Guard.

Pawang larawan ng kagalakan at pagmamalaki ang mga opisyal ng pamahalaan na sina Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel B. Piñol, Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Lone District of Navotas Cong. Tobias Reynald M. Tiangco, Cong. Gary Alejano, at iba pa na nagsidalo sa nasabing paglulunsad. (Cathy Cruz)

Monsanto Philippines launches ‘Fun Kitchen’ in a Special Science Elementary School in Quezon City


 

Ms. Charina Garrido-Ocampo talks about the launching of Monsanto “Fun Kitchen”. Several Grade 6 Special Science students of the Project 6 Elementary School in Quezon City them last July 12, 2017 (Wednesday) in celebration of Nutrition Month. Monsanto Philippines aimed at promoting agriculture biotech to address malnutrition in the country.

Monsanto supports story-telling activities in barangays


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Monsanto Philippines Corporate Communications Lead Charina Garrido-Ocampo donated books and school materials to Ayako K. Malicdem, Project Director of Philippine Ohanashi Caravan with Project Coordinator April Mae and Family Federation for World Peace Coordinator Yolanda Caserial.

Monsanto Philippines recently donated books and school materials to support the Philippine Ohanashi Caravan’s story-telling activities in different barangays in Metro Manila. With support from various organizations in Japan and the Philippines, the Philippine Ohanashi Caravan was able to launch its story-telling activities some three months ago to help instill good moral values, helpful skills and proper hygiene amongst street children in depressed areas.

 

Chat Ocampo, Monsanto Philippines’ Corporate Affairs head said Monsanto supports the Philipppine Ohanashi Caravan’s endeavors in using story-telling to reach out to our street children.  “Story-telling is a very effective way of providing guidance and raise awareness amongst our young so we know that the Philippine Ohanashi Caravan’s story-telling activities will be very successful in meeting its goals,” Ocampo added.

 

 

The Philippine Ohanashi Caravan is a special project of the Women’s Federation for World Peace – Philippines, a non-government organization.  The Federation’s Treasurer and Board Director, Ayako Malicdem, said “our method of imparting values through story-telling has been done and proven effective in Japan for several decades now and we would like to reach out to our street children in Manila to also make a positive difference in their lives.”

 

Malicdem further said that story-telling is important because it is very effective at imparting important information that people will remember and at helping people relate to one another.  Meantime, Ocampo added that story-telling is also easy to do “because come to think of it, we are all story-tellers when we communicate. We actually organize brief stories in our heads when we interact and have conversations with other people.”

Lina’s Town Rises Again GAGAMITING BABASAHIN NI LOLA BASYANG


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Monsanto Philippines Corporate Communications Lead Charina Garrido-Ocampo turned-over the kiddie book entitled “Lina’s Town Rises Again” with the Phillippine Ohanashi Caravan Ayako K. Malicdem, Project Director (center) April Mael P. Caserial, Project Coordinator (left) and Yolanda P. Caserial, Family Federation for World Peace Coordinator (right). (Picture below: April Mael Caserial in one of story-telling session in Sitio Ibaba court, Barangay Bahay Toro, Project 8, Quezon City.

MALA-“Lola Basyang” ang ginagawa ng Philippine Ohanashi Caravan ngayon sa maraming barangay sa Metro Manila. Ang nasabing Gawain ay pinangungunahan ng Women’s Federation for World Peace Philippines na nagmula pa sa Bansang Hapon. Layunin nitong tulungan ang mga batang kalye, mahihirap, out-of-school youth upang maituro ang tamang kaisipan, kalinisan,  at magandang asal. Gamit ang iba’t-ibang librong pambata na nasa wikang ingles ay tinuturuan din silang magbasa at maunawaan ang aral na inihahatid ng librong pambata.

 

Ang “story-telling” ay una nang ginawa sa Japan maraming dekada na ang nakaraan, una itong isinagawa ni Yoshiko Hamashima, ang Founder ng Tendo Ohanashi Caravan.

 

Sa karanasan nina Ayako Malicdem at ang mag-inang Caserial naging mabisang paraan ang pagkukuwento sa mga batang mahihirap na kapos sa pagkain, kaalaman at pagmamahal dahil Nakita nilang dahan-dahan ay nababago nito ang ugali ng mga bata patungo sa paggawa ng kabutihan, na magiging daan upang matututong magbasa at makaunawa.

 

Kung ang mga batang natututo magbasa at nagkakaroon ng mabuting asal, ang mga batang na huhubog ng susunod henerasyon ay magpapalaganap ng kapayapaan hindi lamang sa bansang Japan at Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo, pagtatapos ni Ayako Malicdem, Project Director ng Philippine Ohanashi Caravan.

 

Sa pamamagitan ng may akda ng Lina’s Town Rises Again na si Charina Garrido-Ocampo, Monsanto Corporate Communications Lead, ay nagkalooban naman ng librong pambata at gamit pang-eskuwela sa Philippine Ohanashi Caravan.

 

Ayon kay Yolanda Caserial, Coordinator ng Family Federation for World Peace, napakahalaga ng librong pambata na binigay ng Monsanto Philippines dahil ito ang kauna-unahang librong magagamit nila na akda ng isang Pilipino bukod pa sa ang nasabing kuwento ay hango sa tunay na buhay ng isang magsasaka sa Mindanao na umangat ang buhay matapos ang isang kalamidad sa kanilang lugar sa Sultan Kudarat dahil sa BT corn seed na itinanim nito. Ang lahat umano ng librong kasalukuyan nilang ginagamit sa pagsasalaysay ay isang kathang-isip subalit pawang nagbibigay-aral sa mga batang kanilang tinuturuan.

 

Nagpahayag naman ang  Monsanto Philippines ng pagtulong sa nasabing samahan upang palaganapin ang kabutihan ng siyensya sa agrikultura upang makamtan ang sapat na pagkain at mapaunlad ang pamumuhay lalo na ng mga magsasaka sa bansa. Dagdag ni Gng. Chat Ocampo, ang Lina’s Town Rises Again ay hindi lamang isang kuwento ng isang pamilyang magsasaka sa Mindanao na nakaahon sa hirap dulot ng bagyo dahil sa nasirang pananim kundi ang aral ng pananalig sa Diyos, pagtulong sa kapwa, pagtitiis at pagpupunyagi sa buhay. Naniniwala rin si Ocampo, isang Journalism Cum Laude sa Yunibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman na ang “Story-telling” ay isang napakabisang paraan upang magbigay gabay at maitaas ang antas ng kaalaman ng mga kabataan kaya naniniwala sya na mapagtatagumpayan ng Philippine Ohanashi Caravan ang kanilang mga layunin at misyon sa Pilipinas. (Cathy Cruz)

THE GIFT OF HOPE THROUGH STORY-TELLING


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Monsanto Philippines brought hope and joy to 75 orphans at White Cross Orphanage through story-telling. Monsanto shared the story of a lady famer from Mindanao, Conching Reyes, through the animated version of the book titled Lina’s Town Rises Again which was inspired by Reyes’ success in farming despite the odds she faced.
It may be recalled that Reyes’ town in Sultan Kudarat was devastated by Typhoon Pablo. The said typhoon left a trail of death and destruction including Reyes’ house and farm. Reyes was left penniless but she never gave up hope. She started planting Bt corn which brought her good yield every planting season. Soon after, her life improved and she was even able to help her community recover from the typhoon’s aftermath.
“It is always good to share inspiring stories and uplift people’s spirits,” said Monsanto’s Corporate Affairs Head Chat Garrido-Ocampo. “I think the adults taking care of the kids also enjoyed watching the animation. Some of them couldn’t help utter the answers to the questions about the story.”

 

To check their comprehension of the story, the kids were asked questions after they watched the animation and all were able to answer the questions. “it was a nice surprise because the book was meant for kids ages 9-12. However, we had children as young as 5 and 6 answering the questions correctly,” Ocampo said.
Monsanto employees shared a meal with the kids and caregivers of White Cross after the story-telling activity and distributed loot bags to all the children.
“Thank you for visiting us and we hope Monsanto can do this again, “ said White Cross staff Wilma Dollete. “The kids had fun and they learned as well. It was a productive experience for them and everyone involved in this activity.” ### (MonPhil/TN)

THE ONLY BIOTECH CHILDREN’s BOOK “Lina’s Town Rises Again” NOW IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN CAGAYAN


FROM kiddie book to animation, this is how a children’s book entitled “Lina’s Town Rises Again” of Charina Garrido-Ocampo evolved.

Nothing can ever compare how dedicated Chat Ocampo to her job in Monsanto and as a mother of two who cares in attaining food security for the country.

As she continued her journey in Monsanto, she constantly partnered with different organizations to ensure that the public understands the importance of modern science in agriculture and achieve the goal of her company to improve the lives of Filipino farmers by increasing their yield through the use of science.

She was inspired to make a short story of a success story of a farmer from Mindanao. Indeed, as she is hopeful and convinced that through modern science, the Philippines will able to attain food security, not only for Filipinos of today but for the next generations.

As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of Monsanto Philippines, Ms. Ocampo as the Corporate Communications Lead donated 600 Lina’s Town Rises Again children’s book in Tuguegarao, Cagayan.

Monsanto’s Corporate Affairs Head Chat Garrido-Ocampo (4th from left) and Association of Librarians in the Public Sector (ALPS) President Michael Pinto (5th from left) turn over 600 copies of Monsanto’s children’s book to Cagayan’s municipal librarians.

In an exclusive interview of  Tuklasin Natin with Michael Pinto in Hotel Roma in Tuguegarao, Cagayan. Mr. Pinto said that the donation of children’s book to 6 municipal libraries will be definitely enhance the reading comprehension and awareness in agriculture and biotechnology of the pupils.

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Mr. Pinto was the Provincial Learning Center & Resource Center Head in Cagayan, the current President of the Philippine Librarians Association Inc. and one of the Board Members of the Association of Librarians in Public Sector.

Mike Pinto said that part of their advocacy is to help the municipal library and other barangay reading centers in the promotion and enhancement of library service in their province. He disclosed that out of 29 municipalities only 6 public libraries are present in Cagayan province. This is the reason why they reach out municipal mayors to realize the value of story books and enhanced the ability of the pupils.

“With the partnership with Monsanto Philippines, out of many provinces in the country at this time meron po tumutulong dito sa Cagayan and very very happy kasi po hindi lang po yung support through the activity that we have but even donation of the books”, Pinto said.

Mike Pinto in his final statement said, “This is a good opportunity for us, shooting two birds in one stone, very short yet meaningful because we able to have collection of kiddie books and the children will be expose in reading agriculture story. Kung lahat lang ng kumpanya sa Pilipinas katulad ng Monsanto, walang batang mapapariwara sa lansangan.”

Mr. Pinto announce that the National Convention of Public Librarians will be held on June 20-23, 2017 at Tuguegarao, Cagayan. Said event is first time meeting of all public librarians of the country to be able to identify how to enhance the service of public libraries nationwide which caters all walks of life especially the out of school youth, students, drivers and among others. (Cathy Cruz)

MONSANTO DONATES BOOKS FOR READ-ALONG SESSIONS OF CAGAYAN LIBRARIES


 

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Monsanto’s Corporate Affairs Head Chat Garrido-Ocampo (4th from left) and Association of Librarians in the Public Sector (ALPS) President Michael Pinto (5th from left) turn over 600 copies of Monsanto’s children’s book to Cagayan’s municipal librarians.

Tuguegarao, Cagayan — Monsanto recently donated 600 copies of its widely distributed children’s book titled “Lina’s Town Rises Again” to the six established municipal libraries in Cagayan Province for their planned read-along activities. Monsanto’s children’s book won an Anvil Award for the publication category in 2016 and is the first published children’s book on biotech corn written specifically for elementary school children to develop a basic understanding of the impact of biotech corn in social, economic and environmental terms.

 

“We are always appreciative and supportive of the earnest efforts of librarians al over the country to encourage children to visit libraries by sponsoring activities such as read-alongs, tutorials, seminars and workshops., said Monsanto’s Corporate Affairs Head Chat Garrido-Ocampo. “Spending time at the library keeps our children off the street and away from bad influence and all sorts of detrimental activities.”

 

Meanwhile, Mr. Michael Pinto, Director of the Provincial Learning and Resource Center (PLRC) and President of the Association of Librarians in the Public Sector (ALPS) who witnessed the turn-over of books said he was pleased to support the coordination between Monsanto and Cagayan’s public libraries to conduct meaningful activities for children. “Many libraries have become very innovative to encourage children to spend time at libraries where they can learn and study. It’s a more productive way of spending their vacant time and keeps them away from bad company,” added Pinto.

 

Pinto also shared that “we need to develop the habit of reading amongst our kids.” He stressed that ‘rather than having our kids spend time playing computer games, they will benefit a whole lot more by reading which will help widen their knowledge, develop their vocabulary and improve their personality. The possible gain for our children when they read good material is tremendous.”

 

Cagayan Province will serve as host for this year’s national conference of public librarians on June 20-23 with the theme Public Libraries: Rebuilding, Redefining, Rebranding. Some 200 librarians all over the country are expected to attend. #