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Behind the glamour of Travels and Trainings

 My cousins and friends always tell me that I am very lucky because I get to travel a lot due to my job. I am an agricultural extension worker employed at the Agricultural Training Institute whose main job function is to deliver agricultural extension services to our clients. By clients, it covers all stakeholders in agriculture. It may seem glamorous to those who are confined at their office day in and day out. But it is not as glamorous as it seems.

Info Shakers and Movers Grand Eye Ball: a perfect mix

 In my 20+ years with ATI (I don’t want to give the exact plus as you would do the math and peg my age), this is the very first time that an event of this magnitude has ever happened. I am referring to the grand eye ball of all ATI staff of the Information Services (IS) in the whole network. Kodus to the brains behind this very laudable activity, Ms. Niet Arceo and her staff especially Ekay who did all the legwork. Thank you also to ATI-RTC 3 for hosting the event.

Work or Service?

Okay we’re busy; we have a lot of schedule to catch up. We want to accomplish the entire target and wanted to see things are organized. Most of the time, we perform because we are bound to do it. And even if we exert all our effort to have better result, sometimes we fail. Our mind wants to fix it but our body give up. We were angered when somebody says negative about our accomplishment that results to conflict, depression, filled with anxiety, and struggling with what we felt.

Why do we always fall in this kind of situation?

It's what we do

Sir Jim: Give example of a topic for your blog...

We: Extension...

Sir Jim: Extension of what?

We: It's what we do...

Funny but this happened during our training on blogging and photography with our resource person Mr. Jaime Ramon 'Jim' Paredes of Apo Hiking Society. We were used to having resource persons who are familiar with what we do that we just assumed the rest would also know, which include Sir Jim.

Nonetheless, let me tell many others who don't know who we are and what we are.

Memories of e

Positive results evoke happy memories.

I was with Meitats when she presented her dissertation on "Learners' Intention to Continue Using ATI's e-learning Program". Why I was there?

Stick-to-e-tiveness. Meitats belongs to the e class. I am immersed in the e program and I cannot miss knowing how we fare in our e efforts. Here's what she presented.

For the second time, "accidentally"

In my blog "Life according to Jim", one of the life lessons I mentioned was 'be accident prone'. I was thinking when would it happen to me, until I read "Not Once But Twice" did I realize that it already did. Photography always fascinates me ever since I can remember. I always look for ways of improving what little I know of this craft.

Jim Paredes rocks with ATI Bloggers

I was excited then, who wouldn't be?

We were going to one of the amazing places in the Philippines -- Coron, Palawan -- and I would be tagging along my kids with me eventhough it would cost me that much, but I was so sure that it would be worth it. More so, we were able to get as resource speaker, one of my favorite artists -- Mr. Jim Paredes of the Apo Hiking Society!!!

Well, it's other than the topic that I got interested in -- it's all about blogging and photography.

Life according to Jim

 Trainings for e-Extension Coordinators of ATI are always exciting because they are usually held in different venues. Recently, I have three (3) reasons to be excited: 1) it is held in Coron, Palawan, one of my wish-to-visit-place; 2) it is about blogging and photography, which is one of my most-requested-training since I became an e-Extension Coordinator; and 3) the most exciting is our resource person Mr. Jaime Ramon Paredes, the Jim Paredes of Apo Hiking Society, one of my favorite singing groups of all time.
 

Facing Danger in the Line of Duty

As dawn breaks, amidst the pounding rain, my Boss (fondly called Doc Lit) and I stepped in the waiting van that will take us to the lair of the 4 rebel commanders who have returned to the folds of law:Kumander Ismael, Kumander Benjie, Kumander Saidumar and Kumander Limbona. We are going there to assess their farms which ATI is funding as a Learning site for organic production of rice and vegetables. As if by coincidence, we never informed our wives of our destination for the place is known as a “no man's land”.

Exploring OA Practices in the Cordilleras: 2nd Bloggers’ Event for Organic Agriculture

Republic Act 10068, also known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, outlines the policy to promote, propagate, develop further and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines.
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