CULASI, Antique – “Kabay nga ang atun nga natun-an rudya magamit naton sa pagpanguma kapin gid ang mga materyales nga ginhatag sa aton. Nagapasalamat gid ako kay bisan may pandemic nakahiwat gihapon kita sang amo ka dya nga seminar. Madamo gid nga salamat. [I hope that we can use all the learnings from this seminar especially the tools that were given to us because these are useful in our farming activities. I am very thankful that despite the pandemic, we were able to conduct this kind of seminar. Thank very much.],” expressed Elizabeth G. Langote, one of the 20 farmer-participants, during the conduct of Seminar on Financial Literacy cum Plant, Plant, Plant last September 30, 2020.
Maratima Untal, Agricultural Technologist from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist-Barbaza served as Resource Person during the one-day activity. Topics on Financial Literacy and Its Significance; Business Cycle and Character of Successful Businesses and Financial Recording were discussed. The participants were able to craft their Monthly Household Budget and Savings Plan as part of their training.
Meanwhile, Amancio F. Estolloso, Municipal Agriculturist of Culasi graced the closing program to personally congratulate the participants. Vegetable seeds and farm tools were distributed after the training.
Mavillo Z. Villorente, Senior Agriculturist and Project Officer of ATI Region 6 together with Noralyn S. Setias, Provincial Corn Program Coordinator representative from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Antique; Amancio F. Estolloso, Municipal Agriculturist; and Mr. Steve Cadiena, Municipal Corn Program Coordinator of Culasi, Antique spearheaded the distribution of the Certificates of Participation and starter kits in support to the Plant, Plant, Plant Program of the Department of Agriculture during this pandemic.
The recently concluded Seminar on Financial Literacy is the second batch of the two target activities under the Corn Program of ATI Region 6.