High–Impact Extension Intervention Up for Lanao del Norte

Planning Officer II Philip D. Villegas delivers a powerpoint presentation during the meeting with the LGU representatives.

Tubod, Lanao del Norte--- With initial talks and discussion wrapped up between the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center X (ATI-RTC X) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Lanao del Norte recently, a high-impact extension intervention is slated to be implemented targeting some identified poorest areas of the said province.
The collaboration intends to provide high-impact extension intervention as extension support to the identified provinces with highest poverty incidence in the Philippines of which Lanao del Norte is one of the identified provinces. 
Some of the interventions include Training Service Enhancement for Rural Life Improvement, Farm Business School (FBS), School-on-the-Air (SOA), Learning Sites (LS), Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS), provision of IEC materials in support to training, maximizing the presence of Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) as well as information sharing and road shows. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is in the works to fast track the implementation of the intervention some time this year. 

Targeted areas include the barangays of Bacolod, Kolambugan, Maigo, Munai, Pantar, Pantao Ragat, Poona Piagapo, Salvador, Kauswagan, Linamon, Magsaysay, Matungao, Sapad, Sapad del Norte, Tagolan, Tangkal and Baroy as presented during the powerpoint presentation delivery of Planning Officer II Philip D. Villegas.

Although Provincial Governor Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo was not around during the discussion due to a prior commitment, present in the meeting on her behalf were Provincial Agriculturist Letecia G. Ditocalan, DILG Provincial Director Carmelo Enrique R. Libot, PIO/Provincial Community Affairs Officer Lyndon G. Calica, DILG Provincial Office Accountant Amina O. Satar and DPPDC-OIC Anecita R. Lendo.

Meanwhile, the ATI-RTC X workforce were headed by Training Center Superintendent II Angelito Y. Quirog, Training Center Superintendent I Maria Lydia A. Echavez, Information Services Section Chief / Information Officer III Noemi Beth G. Macario, Planning Officer II Philip D. Villegas, Training Specialist II Marily V. Figuracion, Development Management Officer I Cristine A. Galupo and Media Production Specialist II Vic Thor A. Palarca.
The meeting transpired last April 7, 2017 at the Provincial Office of Tubod, Lanao del Norte.