The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 based in Cabawan District, Tagbilaran City conducted two School-on-the-Air (SOA) dubbed as Eskwelahan sa Hayopan sa Kahanginan (SOA on Livestock) at Siquijor and Bohol provinces respectively.
SOA Siquijor was launched last June 11, 2018, over Radyo Bisdak 105.7 and run from June 11 to July 25, 2018, with 425 enrollees and 356 graduates which rites was held last July 31, 2018, at the Capital Square, Maria, Siquijor. The coverage includes the towns of Maria, Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor, San Juan, and Larena where farmers who are also livestock raisers reside.
Meanwhile, another SOA on Livestock was aired over station dyTR 116 kHz which launching was done last August 20, 2018, with 577 enrollees and 492 graduates which culmination was done last September 27, 2018, at the Metro Center Hotel, Tagbilaran City. Towns covered on this SOA include the following: Loboc, Albur, Baclayon, Corella, Catigbian, Balilihan, Cortes, Maribojoc, Antequera, San Isidro, Calape, Loon, Tubigon, and Panglao.
To note, SOA is one of ATI’s distance learning program where a comprehensive and complete package of technology to facilitate the enrollees’ knowledge, skills and attitude in production and application of livestock production.
The “Eskwelahan sa Hayopan sa Kahanginan” aimed to explain the current status of the livestock industry in the country; discuss new and appropriate production technologies through listening and participating to a daily one-hour Broadcast/Radio Program; enumerate and elucidate on Livestock Production and other Agri-Related Programs of the Department of Agriculture which ultimate output geared towards practical application on the knowledge and skills they have learned from the SOA
This SOA is a collaborative effort between ATI-7 and the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian of Siquijor and Bohol. Resource persons on this one-month SOA were: Dr. Bernadita S. Tabada, Merlita P. Yabo, Erra D. Elvinia, Luisito C. Pabinguit, Marlue E. Lomosad, Basilio B. Castillon, Evangeline B. Bantilan of Siquijor and Dr. Stella Marie Lapiz, Dr. Meydallyn Paman, Dr. Ma. Vendra Dongel, Mr. Johnny Samson, Dr. Domino Bayron of Bohol and Joseph G. Lumantao, ATI-7 Technical Support Staff while Ma. Gracia Soliva-Pungay who was the Project Officer also anchored the program.