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MARINDUQUE:

VOLUME 9 NO. 51

OCTOBER. 16-22, 2012

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President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim witnessed the signing of the accord, which aims for a final peace pact by 2016, in a landmark ceremony at the presidential

By: Dr. Carlos J. Andam & Juliet Nabos -see page 10-

By Rene M. Dellosa

Mindoro:

Romblon:

Palawan:

Kauna-unahang pulong ng SP sa labas ng Batasang Panlalawigan, isinagawa

Libreng medical at surgical mission muling isinagawa ng BJMP

Basic Life Support Training, sinimulan na sa Coron

Luis T. Cueto/Page 3

Dinnes Manzo/Page 5

Orlan C. Jabagat/Page 4

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Ptr. Princesa City:

Calapan City:

City council endorses DMCI diesel plant

Antas ng kaalaman sa newborn screening, pinataas

V.A.S. Mendoza/Page 5

L. T. Cueto/Page 4


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By: Bernardo Caringal

Rejanos Bakery stated its operation in 1946 with cookies and other bakery products. During those years, raw materials or the arrowroot flour locally known as “inaw” were bought directly from the farmers. But with the strict requirement of the food industry , Mrs. Carmelita R. Reyes or “Ka Mita” sought the assistance of the DOST for the mechanization of the arrowroot flour processing. There is also an increasing trend for the demand of her products due to her active participation to trade fairs for product promotion. As early as 2005, the DOST granted an assistance of P112,600.00 for the evaluation and assessment of existing machines that can be used for arrowroot flour processing since there is no specific processing equipment that is being used for arrowroot. The Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC) based in UPLB was commissioned to do the evaluation of equipment from Laguna, Leyte and Bicol. It was the set of processing equipment from Bicol that Mrs. Reyes applied for the phase 1 of DOST SETUP assistance. The assistance amounted to Four Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Pesos (P 466,430.00) was granted in 2005 include washer, juice extractor, spinner, weighing scales and gas fired oven dryer. With the technology, production of quality arrowroot flour was significantly increased. Flour extraction improved from 200 kg to 1000 kg per day, starch recovery from 12 to 16 % and drying from 2-3 days to 8 hours. This inspired Ms. Reyes to take a bolder step to compete in the big market in mainland Luzon and for the second time seek the assistance of DOST MIMAROPA for the execution of packaging materials. In September 2009, the assistance amounting to Seven Hundred Ninety Four Thousand two Hundred Forty pesos (P 794,240.00) was released for the acquisition of appropriate and improved packaging materials which extended the shelf life and increase marketability of the products. At present Rejano’s Bakery regularly employs 6 males and 3 females in the bakery section year round and 7 workers in the arrowroot flour processing center for a period of 5 to 6 months. A total of no less than 150 farmers indirectly benefitted from the project as supplier of arrowroot tubers. Other DOST interventions

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In order to improve business profitability, the cooperator was enrolled in the conduct of CPT/ Energy audit conducted by the DOST ITDI in 2006. A significant reduction in the LPG consumption 20 % was achieved through the recommendation of doubling the time of flour in the spinner to remove most of the water content and use solar drying in net covered drying area. Ka Mita was also invited to attend the seminar workshop on CPT/ Energy Audit in Boracay and with her very good performance she earned a ticket to visit Japan for a 0ne week seminar also in relation to CPT/energy audit. She also served as speaker on 19th National Quality Forum in 2007 at Hotel Inter Continental in Manila and talked on the experience of the arrowroot processing.


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Ay...Marinduque Ni: NOEL V. MAGTURO From page 2… REJANO’s Arrowroot

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Input support through GIA To sustain the supply of quality arrowroot flour, a community based project was funded by the DOST MIMAROPA to Marinduque Diocesan Development Cooperative (MDDCo). The cooperative is operating provincewide with farmer members that will plant arrowroot to supply the processing center to be established by the cooperative as project counterpar . A total of P200,000 was released for the procurement of processing equipment such as Grinder, juice extractor and spinner. Catalyst for awards The assistance of the DOST which boosted the business of Ms. Reyes made her a recipient of different awards from other line agencies such as Pres. Ramon Magsaysay Regional Trophy of Excellence Awardee from TESDA in 2008 , Outstanding OTOP MSME during the DTI Regional OTOP and Regional Gawad Saka Outstanding Agri Entrepreneur from DA in 2009, Offshoot project Processing of arrowroot flour produces a lot of waste water that eventually ferments and produces foul odour. Although the existing flour processing center has a septic tank for waste water, the capacity in not enough to contain all the waste water during peak production. It was during the training on coco vinegar in the province that Eng. Norberto Ambagan of ITDI visited the processing center and it was agreed that sample of arrowroot tubers will be sent to ITDI for testing. After 6 months, Engr. Ambagan informed Ka Mita that the arrowroot waste water can be converted into wine. It was good to note that the co-operator is really serious in reducing the environmental impact of the waste water and she allotted fund for the procurement of ITDI designed wine kit. A training was conducted last March 20-21, 2011 and at present there are about 500 liters of arrowroot wine ready for analysis prior to bottling. Willingness to support others Ka Mita wanted to share her expertise in running a business thus when the DOST MIMAROPA ask for her services to become a member of the DOST MIMAROPA Regional Technical Evaluation Committee (RTEC), she readily agreed without asking for any

By Luis T. Cueto CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, PIA) -- Isinagawa kamakailan sa barangay Bagumbayan, Roxas ang unang sesyon ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) sa labas ng Bulwagan ng Mamamayan ng Batasang Panlalawigan na naglalayong maipakita sa mga mamamayan ang proseso ng paggawa ng batas ng mga bokal. Sa pagpupulong na ito maipakita rin sa mga komunidad kung paano pinag-aaralan at sinusuri ang mga usaping may kinalaman sa mga batas at panuntunan na umiiral sa lalawigan at kung paanong bumuo ng mga kapasiyahan at ordinansang tutugon sa mga pangunahing pangangailangan ng mga mamamayan. Ang ika-112 sesyon noong Setyembre 12, sa pangunguna ni Bise-Gobernador at SP Presiding Officer Humerlito A. Dolor, napagkasunduan ang paglagda ng lahat ng mga kasapi ng SP sa isang kahilingan kay Gob. Alfonso V. Umali, Jr., upang maisama sa mga popondohan sa ilalim ng 2013 Annual Investment Plan ang konstruksyon ng barangay multi-purpose hall. Ang nabanggit na sesyon ay dinaluhan ng mga kinatawan ng SP mula sa una at ikalawang distrito ng lalawigan na sina Bokal Patrick M. Dela Rosa, Bokal Ramil O. Dimapilis, Bokal Ryan Z. Arago, Bokal Robert Concepcion, Bokal Ferdinand Thomas M. Soller, Bokal Flor M. De Roxas, Bokal Corazon F. Agarap, Bokal Abraham R. Abas, Bokal Romeo G. Infantado, Bokal Martin S. Buenaventura, Bokal Gideon B. Abuel at Bokal Alfredo R. Viaña. Sa pagdaraos ng sesyon ng SP sa Bagumbayan, taus-pusong pasasalamat ang ipinaabot ni punong barangay Limbo Sanz kay Dolor at mga bokal ng Sanggunian.


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Antas ng kaalaman sa newborn screening, pinataas By Luis T. Cueto CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, (PIA) -- Ginanap ang Newborn Screening (NBS) Summit 2012 sa Tamaraw Beach Resort, Puerto Galera na naglalayong maitaas ang antas ng kaalaman sa kahalagahan ng NBS para sa mga bagong panganak na sanggol. Sa pamamagitan ng pagsusuri ng dugo ng sanggol, kaagad na nalalaman ng magulang kung ang bata ay may sakit o depekto sa katawan na minsan ay nakukuha sa sakit ng pamilya o lahi ng pamilya. Dahil sa newborn screening, kaagad ding naipapaliwanag sa magulang ang mga dapat na gawin o dapat iwasan upang hindi na lumala pa ang natuklasang sakit o depekto nito. “Mas mabuting nalalaman kaagad at naiiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng malaking gastos kapag may diperensya ang bagong anak na sanggol,” sabi ni Provincial Executive Assistant Dr. Marpheo Marasigan sa kanyang mensahe sa mga lumahok sa summit. Naging tampok sa okasyon ang pagbibigay ng Achievers’ Award ng Department of Health (DOH) sa mga nahirang na nangunguna sa masigasig na pagpapatupad ng programang Newborn Screening at ang mga nakakuha ng gradong 90 porsiyento pataas na iba’t ibang ospital sa lalawigan para sa 2010. Kabilang dito ang Pinamalayan Community Hospital, Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital at ang Pinamalayan Doctor’s Hospital. Para sa taong 2011, ang dating tatlong nakakuha ng parangal, tumaas sa 10 awardee ang nakakuha ng gradong 90 porsiyento pataas at naging aktibo sa pagpapatupad ng NBS. Kabilang sa mga tumanggap ng parangal ang Mansalay Medicare Hospital, Naujan Community Hospital, Roxas District Hospital, Pinamalayan Community Hospital, Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital, Mina de Oro General Hospital, Ma. Estrella General Hospital, Sta. Maria Village Clinic, at Grace Mission Hospital. Tanging ang MMG Hospital and Health Services of Oriental Mindoro naman ang nakatanggap ng Plaque of Exemplary Award. Maliban kay Marasigan, naging panauhin din sa okasyon sina Local Health Support Division Center for Health and Development (CHD) Officer–in-Charge Teresa Castillo, National NBS Coordinator Lita Orbillo, NBS Center Unit Head Dr. Grace Berbosa, Diplomatic Philippine Pediatric Society Dr. Ma. Josefina Gool at DOH Supervising Public Health Officer Dr. Anthony Calibo. (PIO/TBO/LTC-PIA4B, Calapan City)

Basic Life Support Training, sinimulan na sa Coron By Orlan C. Jabagat PALAWAN, (PIA) -- Sinimulan na ng Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) ang Basic Life Support Training sa bayan ng Coron. Ang pagsasanay, na pinangunahan ni Administration and Training Officer Carlo Abogado, ay hinati sa dalawang grupo. Ang una ay ang pagsasanay sa mga “lay rescuer” na sinimulan sa Tourism Center at natapos noong ika-14 ng Oktubre. Halos 100 ang dumalo sa aktibidad kung saan karamihan ay mga tourist guide. Ang pagsasanay na ito ay isa sa mga requirements para maging isang lisensyadong tourist guide. Ang pangalawa ay ang pagsasanay para sa mga health care provider na ginana[ naman noong ika-15 hanggang 18 ng Oktubre sa bayan din ng Coron. Ito ay dinaluhan ng halos 50 partisipante mula sa mga ospital, rural health unit at iba pang health care provider. Katuwang ng PDRRMO bilang mga tagapagsanay ang mga representante ng Provincial Health Office at Ospital ng Palawan. Ang pagsasanay ay tugon sa hiling ni Acting Mayor Ajerico Barracoso ng Coron. (PIO/TBO/OCJ-PIA4B Palawan)

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Libreng medical at surgical mission muling isinagawa ng BJMP Romblon By Dinnes Manzo ROMBLON, Romblon, (PIA) -- Sa ikatlong pagkakataon ay muli na namang isinagawa ang libreng medical at surgical mission ng Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP Romblon) sa pangunguna ng tanggapan ng Jail Provincial Administrator ng Odiongan District Jail na isinagawa kamakailan sa Brgy. Tambac, Romblon, Romblon. Ang nasabing gamutan ay naisakatuparan sa pakikipagtulungan ng Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines Lodge 352 ng Molino, Cavite na nagbigay ng mga libreng gamot. Nagbahagi rin ng suporta ang grupo ng Romblon medical society sa pamumuno ni Dr. Edmund Reloj at ang LGU Romblon sa ilalim ng tanggapan ni Mayor Gerard S. Montojo. Mayroon 322 na pasyente ang nabiyayaan ng libreng serbisyo sa konsultasyon at gamot samantalang limang bata naman ang nakinabang sa libreng tuli. Aktibo at buhay na buhay ang tema ng misyon ng ipinagkaloob na serbisyo publiko ng BJMP personnel ng From page 3… REJANO’s Arrowroot

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processors in the province by accommodating their products and sell in pasalubong corner of their hotel. Among those that were assisted are the 3 Sister’s Banana Chips and Sheena’s Butterfly who are now DOST clients under SETUP. Major plan for 2013 and the years ahead On the third quarter of 2012, Ka Mita had a successful meeting with a consolidator based in Manila and a deal was closed to include her arrowroot products for shipment to other countries by second quarter of 2013. The DOST MIMAROPA once again through MPEX program came in the very right time for she is planning for the renovation of her bakery. The consultants visited her place and a program for renovation schedules were prepared and discussed. She is also planning to upgrade the bakery facilities by acquiring rack oven and cookie depositor which will cost her another 3 Million pesos. Believing that the DOST will again support her, she is now in the process of preparing proposal for the third time for DOST SETUP assistance.

Romblon mula pa noong taong 2008 na may temang: “We serve, We transform”. Kabilang sa mga hatid nilang serbisyo sa komunidad ang libreng tuli, libreng blood pressure check-up, libreng pabalat (cover) ng aklat, regular na donasyon ng dugo, feeding activity sa mga bata, libreng gupit ng buhok, masahe at paglilinis ng mga kuko at pakikilahok sa ginagawang brigade eskwela naturang gamutan ay naisakatuparan sa pagsisikap ng mga jail officers sa lalawigan ng Romblon sa pamumuno ni J/SInsp. Lino M. Soriano na siyang aktibong nangalap ng mga ipinamigay na gamot. Katuwang rin sa aktibidad na ito ang mga doctor at nurses na kusang loob na tumulong na kinabibilangan nina ng DepEd kada taon. Ang Romblon Municipal Health Officer Dr. Merly Valen H. Mallorca, Romblon District Hospital OIC Dr. Maria Crislil Ninia M. Costo, Dr. Christine C. Gumban, RDH Physician at ang BJMP National Headquarters surgeon na si Dr. Jaime Agualdo Claveria Jr. Lubos ang kagalakan at pasasalamat ni Tambac Barangay Captain Ignacio M. Mallen kasama ang kanyang mga opisyal sa libreng serbisyo publiko ng pamunuan ng BJMP at di matawarang panggagamot ng medical team sa kanyang mga kabaranggay.(DM/TBOPIA-IVB/Romblon)

City council endorses DMCI diesel plant By Victoria Asuncion S. Mendoza PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, (PIA) -The city council has endorsed in its last regular session the establishment of a diesel power plant by DMCI Power Corporation in Barangay Irawan, addressing the threat of a power shortage in December. This was confirmed by City Councilor Gregorio “Rocky” Austria in a local radio interview, stressing the fact that what was endorsed was the additional requirement for a 5 MW plant fueled by diesel. He said this amidst the on-going controversy on the application and request of DMCI for a coalpowered plant in Narra municipality. He said that the diesel plant to be established in Barangay Irawan would ensure sufficient power supply when the demand for energy peaks during the November-December season. Peak demand in Palawan is 30.5 MW while power supply from its current power providers total to 35.5 MW. With the additional DMCI diesel plant, Palawan would be assured of uninterrupted power service


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By Orlan C. Jabagat PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, (PIA) -- Muling idaraos ang taunang Provincial Children’s Talent Contest noong ika-17 ng Oktubre sa Telesforo Paredes Sr. Memorial Pavilion ng gusaling Kapitolyo. Ang aktibidad ay kaugnay sa pagdiriwang ng Universal Children’s Month tuwing Oktubre. Ang tema ngayong taon ay “Siguraduhin, Responsableng Pamamahayag ay Palaganapin.” Pinangangasiwaan ito ng Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office sa pamumuno ni Apolonia David. Layunin nitong mahasa at mapaunlad ang mga kaalaman at talento ng mga bata. Ang patimpalak ay may dalawang kategorya – ang singing contest at ang draw and tell contest. Ang mga bata ay nabigyan ng pagkakataong lumikha ng kanilang sariling komposisyon na siya ring inawit ng mga kalahok sa singing contest. Ganoon din sa paghasa ng kanilang talento sa pagguhit at pagpapaliwanag ng kahulugan ng kanilang iginuhit sa draw and tell contest. Naglaan ng P40,000 ang pamahalaang panlalawigan para sa mga nagwagi sa dalawang kategorya. Ang unang gantimpala ay nakakuha ng P7,000; pangalawa, P6,000; pangatlo, P5,000 at may consolation prize na P1,000.

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By Rene M. Dellosa

L-R: Pinggan Multi-Purpose Builing; Asphalt Overlay at Daykitin, Buenavista, Marinduque; Dr. Damian Reyes Mem. Road Boac Side Km. 7+778; Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR (Buyabod-Tawiran Section)

DPWH Marinduque District Engineering Office exceeded expectations of its townsfolk as it posted and completed construction of several multi-purpose buildings, DepEd School Buildings, regular infra projects and restored several national roads and highways in Marinduque. Topping the list of finished projects for CY 2011 is the Four Million and Seven Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 4.7M) project of Multi-Purpose Building in Pinggan, Gasan which was started March 7,2011 and completed June 10, 2011. The agency also completed Emergency Repair/Rehabilitation of MCR (Sihi-Malbog-Malibago) worth One Million Pesos (Php 1 M) last March. Preventive Maintenance of Marinduque Circumferential Road, Buenavista was undertaken last April 25, 2011 and completed last May 1, 2011. DPWH Marinduque also gave priority attention to Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Upgrading of National Roads like Dr. Damian Reyes Memorial Road (Boac Side). This Four Million and Two Hundred Twenty Nine Thousand Pesos (Php 4,229,000.00) project was started April 25,2011 and completed on May 22, 2011.This two projects were NEP 2011 Projects. More on page 8...


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The District also intensified the provision of basic infrastructure package such as school buildings farm to market roads, water supply system, multipurpose building and circumferential roads. Ongoing projects for CY 2011 are Multi-Purpose Buildings, Mogpog, Sta. Cruz and Gasan. A school building in MSC Tanza and Buangan is also being constructed. Other on-going construction are seven (7) Farm-to Market Roads in Mogpog, Sta. Cruz, Gasan and Boac, twenty-four (24) Flood Control Projects in the towns of Torrijos, Boac, Sta. Cruz and Mogpog, two (2) Water Works Project in Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR Buenavista and Torrijos; one (1) Improvement/Rehabilitation/Repair of Brgy. (Ihatub-Laylay Section) Tiguion and twelve (12) NEP 2011 Projects. Administration Projects are as follows Const/Rehab of Mainit Farm-to-Market Road amount to Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 500,000.00), Repair of Water Supply System at Brgy. Buliasnin in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 200,000.00) and three (3) Rain Water Collector in three Barangays of Gasan amounting to One Hundred Ninety-four Thousand Pesos (P 194,000.00). CY 2011 projects totaled Three Hundred Nine Million Three Hundred Eighty-eight Thousand Pesos (Php 309,388,000.00). The District successfully completed all lined up projects for CY 2010 thru the concerted efforts of our leaders Pres. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson. With the pledge of support of Pres. Noynoy Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR Aquino, the agency revitalized its programs and projects making way to fast and (Dili-Bangbang Section) efficient delivery of service to the people. Likewise, Secretary Singson ceaselessly encouraged his people to work efficiently so that the agencies vision and mission are fulfilled. For CY 2010, DPWH Marinduque completed five (5) Regular Infra Projects, five (5) DepEd Buildings, two (2) Multipurpose Buildings and restored several national roads and highways in Marinduque. Living up to its vision as a model agency in the government and fulfilling its mission to provide and manage quality infrastructure facilities and services responsive to the needs of its people, the agency set a high mark after it has accomplished lined up projects for CY 2011 and 2010. The primary objective of DPWH to pursue its mandate in affording better roads, bridges, school buildings, flood control system and other vital infrastructure facilities has been fully served as DPWH accomplished the lined up projects for CY 2010. Among these projects are: The Thirty Nine Million Eighty Thousand Pesos (P 39.08 M) Rehab/Concreting of Dr. Damian Reyes Memorial Road Construction of Tigwi National (Boac Side); Thirty Six Million and Six Hundred Seventy Thousand Pesos (Php High School, Torrijos 36.67M) Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR (Buyabod-Tawiran Section); Thirty Three Million Seven Hundred Seventy Thousand Pesos (Php 33.77M) Rehab/ Reconst/Upgrading of MCR (Dili-Bangbang); Twenty-Nine Million Nine Hundred Thirty Thousand Pesos (Php 29.93 M) Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR (Ihatub-Laylay) and Thirty Nine Million and One Hundred Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 39.11M) Road/Upgrading of Dr. Damian Reyes Memorial Road (Torrijos Side). The Marinduque District Engineering Office also completed projects derived from savings of the Bidding of NEP 2010 Projects namely Rehab/Reconst/Upgrading of MCR Ihatub-Laylay Section Station( KM 114+867.721) in the amount of Five Million Three Hundred Ninety Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty One Pesos and Fifty eight Centavos (Php 5,397,831.58) and Rehab./Reconst./Upgrading of MCR (Ihatub- Laylay Section, Station KM 115+398.721) amounting to Two Million Twenty One Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty One Pesos and Seventy Six Centavos (Php2,021,761.76). More on page 9‌.

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To ease the perennial problem of lack of classroom in school, The District completed construction of three (3) National High Schools, one (1) Construction of Buenavista National Primary School High School and one (1) Elementary School worth Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 2.5M). Other infrastructure projects include two (2) Multi Purpose Building located at Capitol Site, Boac and Pinggan, Gasan. DP WHMarinduque has consistently lined Construction of Bangbang Elementary up construction, School, Gasan rehabilitation and maintenance projects to ensure that people have access to good roads and accessible life. Projects high lightened the annual activities gearing up to the Celebration of the 113th year of the agency.

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Realizing the Potential of Bamboo as A Cash Crop By: Dr. Carlos J. Andam and Juliet Nabos THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, Many studies on bamboo were conducted. However, many people still do not appreciate bamboo for its vegetable shoot. But for a country like the Philippines where vegetable is a major ingredient of dishes and many people are health-conscious, Filipino farmers should look to bamboo’s versatile qualities and potential as a cash crop. Bamboo is not only a material for housing and for furniture and handicrafts, banana props, fishing, and chopsticks production. It is also a vegetable, which could generate good income for both domestic and foreign markets. Bamboo roots contains 18 amino acids and less carbohydrates, crude fat and crude fiber which make it an ideal vegetable for people who want to lose weight. In 1988, Caopy International, a newsletter of the Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), reported in its November- December issue that bamboo’s main nutritive values seem to be associated with hematopoiesis, or the regeneration of high energy containing compounds and improvement of protein metabolism. BAMBOO SHOOT PRODUCTION IN CHINA In China, where one of the authors attended an enhancement course on bamboo cultivation and utilization, few years ago, it was observed that bamboo is extensively grown even in steep mountain ranges as it is one of China’s major economic crops and dollar earners. Majority of the shoots that Chinese farmers produce are processed into various products. These include canned, soft packaged, and sour bamboo shoots-as the Chinese calls it-and dried grated shoots. The Chinese have also developed a technique of preserving the whole bamboo shoots. Bambusa beechayana, a variety that can be eaten raw, is likewise being raised in Guangdong. Years back, an agricultural magazine in the Philippines, which is no longer in circulation reported the establishment of a bamboo plantation in Davao which is mainly for shoot production, canning and export to Japan. After that, however, nothing have been said about the plantation. What is being emphasized in bamboo production at present is its use as a source of poles or culms. PLANTING BAMBOO IN THE PHILIPPINES Unlike other agricultural crop production system, bamboo production is not beset with problems because farmers can start with locally available species. The native species in the country, which are commonly used as a source of shoots in the rural areas, are the kawayan tinik and the bayog. Bamboos without trichomes are said to have bitter taste.

Since the Philippines has a tropical climate, it has become bamboo’s natural home. Bamboo can be planted even near the residential areas and can be grown in any type of soil. It is observed, however, that bamboo stands well on loose sandy loam said with pH near neutrality. According to the Philippines Recommends for Vegetables, a publication of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), planting bamboo for shoot production entails digging a hole of 2 x 2 x 1 meter in dimension, which must be filled with soil and composts. Planting materials either in the forms of cutting of prerooted cuttings, preferably, should come from one-year old culms rather than from older ones, although they could be used. The cutting with one whole internode and two nodes is the best. Internodes which are not hollow should not be used. The recommended disThe book also reported the two ways of planting cuttings, which are not pre-rooted prior to setting them in the field. These are the horizontal and the vertical systems. For the horizontal, the cuttings are laid horizontally in the hole with the eyes at the sides. Then it would be covered with twothirds layer of soil. The vertical system, on the other hand, is done by burying the lower node 5 cm below the surface of the node; the soil covering should reach the upper half of the next internode. For small scale plantation, control of insect pests and disease is not commonly practiced. But, for commercial scale plantation especially for bamboo shoot production, it is necessary to follow recommended ways of controlling pests to ensure high productivity. Aphids and bacterial wilt attack the bamboo. Aphids could be controlled by spraying Malathion. Bamboo should not be planted in areas formerly planted with solanaceous crops to minimize the occurrence of the bacterial wilt. The book recommends a fertilization rate of 160 kg nitrogen, 40 kg phosphorous, and 120 kg potassium per hectare. These levels, however, are based on the experience of Taiwan, another producer of bamboo shoots. This scanty information on the cultural practices of bamboo in the Philippines only indicates the need to conduct more research on its shoots production aspect.


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