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AEW from Calamba City, Laguna Wins as 1st Ekstensyonistang OA

Mon, 11/23/2020 - 9:07am

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - In celebration of the National Organic Agriculture (OA) month this November, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON initiated an online quiz bee for Agricultural Extension Workers (AEWs) in the region entitled as “Search for Ekstensyonistang OA”.

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New Batch Adds More Trainers in CALABARZON under the RCEF Program

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 6:26pm

PAGBILAO, Quezon - In support to the Rice Extension Services Program (RESP) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) on its second year of implementation, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Region IV-A in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) - CALABARZON and VILLAR SIPAG Farm School conducted a 10-day intensive training entitled

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Of Ukulele Covers and Stargazing

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 9:21am

It was 7:00 in the evening. My mind was humming Cristin Milioti’s version of La Vie En Rose from the famous TV series, How I Met Your Mother.

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

I felt the urge to play this song on my ukulele. I could not remember the chords, so I tried to play them by memory. It seemed that I had forgotten them as it had been ages since I last picked up my uke.

*Strum, strum, pluck.* When I finally got the hang of it, I continued to play other songs that I remembered and recorded them on my smartphone.

This would go on for the succeeding nights, like clockwork.

Sometimes, I listen to a full album or playlist under the stars on our garage, with Kylie, our Chow-chow, beside me, as if she’s sharing and feeling that same warm comfort that the solace of the night brings to me.

Whenever the news about the rising number of Covid cases overwhelm me, or when worries about the possibility of my brother or any of my family getting infected by the virus consume me, I turn to melodies and lyrics.

Sometimes, I feel guilty about how trivial my worries seem to be, compared to others who don’t even know how to stretch three-day’s worth of food to a week, or to how front liners have to grapple with being away from their loved ones and swallow the hard truth that they have to put their lives in danger to fulfill an oath.

Since we are facing a crisis, the first thing that gets affected negatively is our mental health. Recognizing and sitting with our feelings are the first steps to bringing balance to our thinking and our overall mental health.

We are allowed to not be okay.

As I found solace in music and space, I hope you can also find your own way to soothe your mind and heart, may it be through video calls with family members and friends, cooking sessions, gardening, exercise or supportive conversations with a friend.

Knowing that there are a lot of front liners, especially those in the medical field who keep on working against the virus, gives great encouragement for us to stay strong. I hope we can support them in any way we can and help those who find themselves in a situation of great need. Donation drives [if you have resources to spare], creative outputs, and our prayers can also go a long way.

There are a lot of changes and uncertainties in the world we are living in now. But it gives me comfort to know this:

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” -CS Lewis

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Puyat na sa FITS

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 10:20pm

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Test Fits Corner

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 10:18pm

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Fits Vlog test 4

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 3:21pm

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Fits Vlog test 3

Sat, 11/14/2020 - 3:15pm

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Sat, 11/14/2020 - 2:54pm

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More Farm Owners Complete FBS Training

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 2:58pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - Face-to-face training is the primary method for instructional-based learning to make room for various workshops, exchange of ideas and experience-based activities. ATI CALABARZON in partnership with Villar SIPAG facilitated its 12th batch of Training of Trainers on Farm Business School (FBS) despite the challenges during this new normal.

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DFP 101: Farmers Adept in Digital Technologies

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:08am

Quezon Province – To further strengthen the capacity of farmers on digital tools and mobile technologies, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON in partnership with SMART Communications, Inc. implemented two (2) batches of Regional Rollout of Digital Farmers Program (DFP) 101 in Quezon province.

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Farmer Associations Trained on Corn and Coffee Production and Mechanization

Mon, 10/26/2020 - 2:07pm

SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna – In support to the promotion of agricultural modernization in the country, The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) CALABARZON conducted a simultaneous “Training on Basic Corn Production and Mechanization and on Basic Coffee Production and Mechanization” in coordination with the City Agriculture Office.

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LGBTQ+ Community in Laguna to Establish Backyard Garden

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:28pm

RIZAL, Laguna – 15 members of “Samahan ng Ikatlong Lahi ng Laguna” (SILLAG) attended the training on urban gardening dubbed as Urban Gardening with Pride.

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KAMMP Provides Opportunity to Learn and Expand Business Potentials

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 4:20pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The partnership of Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) – CALABARZON and Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation Inc. - Go Negosyo (PCE-Go Negosyo) dates back in 2017. This year, for its our fourth collaboration, the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program is delivered through an online platform.

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RCM Aids Batangas' Farmers for New Planting Season

Tue, 10/20/2020 - 3:36pm

BATANGAS Province – In the face of the pandemic, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Calabarzon continues to provide farmers with proper rice field recommendations to achieve higher growth yield for the upcoming cropping season.

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Students, Parents Continue to Embrace Urban Farming

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 1:36pm

PADRE GARCIA, Batangas – Now on its third batch, the Agricultural Training Institute – CALABARZON continues to teach students, teachers and parents the benefits and opportunities on urban agriculture.

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ATI Calabarzon Promotes Gardening to Empower Women

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 4:45pm

ROSARIO, Batangas- Fifteen (15) personnel and residents of Regional Haven for Women and Girls of the Department of Social and Welfare Development Region IV-A were trained on container gardening.

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Barangay-level FITS Centers in Siniloan, First in Calabarzon

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 1:49pm

SINILOAN, Laguna- The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in CALABARZON as the lead agency in the extension component of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) spearheaded the ceremonial turnover of Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) Kiosks in the local government of Siniloan, Laguna.

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Resort, hotel owners to incorporate agri activities for added income and tourist attraction

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 9:28am

INFANTA, Quezon - 15 owners of Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited resorts, hotels, apartelles and tourism sites completed the two-day “Training on Organic Vegetable Production and Container Gardening Batch 1.”

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ATI Supports Corn Farmers with Training and Farm Inputs

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 4:56pm

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – The Agricultural Training Institute in Calabarzon conducted a “Barangay Level Corn-Based Farming System” training, in coordination with the City Agriculture Office.

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Center Holds Performance Review and Staff Development

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 3:47pm

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite - The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in CALABARZON conducted a Performance Review and Assessment on September 28-30, 2020.

The activity served as an avenue to keep track of the physical and financial accomplishments of the Center and monitor the activities of each banner program.

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