Meitats Piquero Soliva
When I was in my junior year in college, my professor asked us to submit a some-sort-of-canned output for our final presentation in our Radio and TV class. With scarce resources where gadgets and home-studios were once a luxury (especially in the ’90s), we end up recording our canned project to government-owned studios, careful not to overuse nor damage the reel-to-reel audiotape for we were allowed to record using their equipment for free.
CENTRAL VISAYAS – To increase the farmers’ awareness and knowledge on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) or Rice Fund, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 (ATI-RTC 7) conducted an LGU-led RCEF Information Caravan in the region from July 13 to August 20, 2020.
CENTRAL VISAYAS – The Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center 7 in collaboration with the Local Government Units of the priority provinces of Bohol and Negros Oriental conducted additional 10 Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Information Caravan to rice towns, of which nine (9) were from Bohol namely: Ubay, Talibon, Cortes, Bilar, Balilihan, Buenavista, Garcia-Hernandez, Corella and Batuan one (1) from Ayungon, Negros Oriental respectively.
The caravan was conducted from July 15 to July 29, 2020 with a total of 454 farmers briefed.
As I write this blog, I am already at my office desk. The work-from-home scheme was already up since our province is no longer on enhanced community quarantine; rather, it’s on general beginning May 1 to 31, 2020 where agriculture, fisheries, and forestry sectors may resume full operations.
However, being in general community quarantine means that the movement of people is largely limited to “accessing necessities and work” while uniformed personnel and quarantine officers are present at border checkpoints.
Hi dear blog, sorry for not keeping you abreast for quite a while. That doesn’t mean of course that I forgot you, but, apologies for not giving you some sort of priority these past years.
Well, apologies too to readers that I started this blogpost a little bit of drama (hehehe). Just allow me please to say the least.
With or without COVID-19, this space was a part of my journal. Thanks to Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) for taking me as part of the bloggers.
Though, I only have a handful of entries here but those were experiences that touched my being.
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