Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

3rd 'Bagsakan Center' opens in N. Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines - Another "Barangay Bagsakan" center was launched in the village of San Isidro in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato province, the third of its kind to operate in Central Mindanao region.

Abusama M. Alid, Department of Agriculture regional director, said the facility will allow farmers to trade their crops on a retail or wholesale basis.

The Barangay Bagsakan is a project of the Agriculture department under the "Accelerated Hunger Mitigation" program.

The department’s regional office earlier established bagsakan centers in the towns of Esperanza in Sultan Kudarat province and M’lang in North Cotabato province.

Baidido T. Samama, chief of the agribusiness and marketing assistance Service of the regional agriculture office, said they target to put up at least 30 barangay bagsakan centers across the region. — BusinessWorld

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