Monday, September 29, 2014

Distribution of Malunggay Seedlings

The Local Government Unit of Umingan through the leadership of Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon initiated the distribution of Malunggay seedlings to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program recipients. The distribution took place at the Municipal Auditorium during the monthly regular Parent Leader Meeting. Vice Mayor Alain P. Rabang talks on the economic and health benefits derived from malunggay..

Municipal Agriculturist Francisco O. Collado Jr. encouraged the 4P's beneficiaries to engaged in backyard vegetable production so that there will always be fresh and chemical free vegetable for the family instead of buying commercially grown vegetable from the market. Vilma Lapuz-Abalos, FITS Information Service Specialist shared some interesting facts about malunggay. The parent leaders was enlightened on the health benefits of regular intake of malunggay. Malunggay leaves can be dried and pulvorized making it readily available in the kitchen anytime.According to studies malunggay or Moringa has been found supportive of coping with and healing from a variety of conditions, diseases and illnesses. These include diabetes, cancer, hormone conditions, skin problems and even weight-loss.(Malunggay really feeds the body and it acts as a natural appetite suppresant ).

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Negokarts Awarded

Last Friday, August 15, 2014, Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon, Rep. Marlyn L. Primicias – Agabas and Director Grace Y. Ursua, Regional Director of the Department of Labor & Employment awarded Negokarts to sixty six (66) beneficiaries. The awarding was held at the Municipal Lobby graced by other DOLE Officials and LGU Umingan employees.

Our town Umingan was chosen to benefit from the livelihood program because of its good and clean record at the Department of Labor & Employment.

Free Eye Check-Up and Reading Glasses

The Local Government Unit of Umingan headed by its Local Chief Executive, Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon, in partnership with Pangasinan East Eye Center headed by Dr. Sheryl de Jesus, conducted a free eye check up on August 13 & 15, 2014 at the covered auditorium.  Residents from our fifty eight barangays crowded the area (mostly senior citizens), fell in line and waited for their turn. A total number of 611 patients were served and given free reading glasses.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7th Blood Letting Activity

The Local Government Unit of Umingan headed by Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon and Vice Mayor Alain P. Rabang in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross – Pangasinan Chapter,  conducted its 7th Blood-Letting activity yesterday, July 21, 2014 at the Municipal Auditorium. Donors came from Sta. Catalina College of Science and Technology, our local PNP personnel, Deltacom, Bravo”Tagaganap” company (Army Reserve Command), LGU employees and other Uminganians.  The Local Chief Executive dropped by the venue to check on the activity.

Bravo company also serenaded the donors by playing music and singing songs.  Students from Sta. Catalina College and some LGU employees also rendered song numbers to the delight of the people.

            In all, we have collected 54 bags of 450cc blood.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Handog Titulo Program

          This activity is a grant and turn-over of land patents to residents of Brgy. Luna Este, this municipality, through the partnership of the Local Government Unit of Umingan and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The ceremony was done this morning at the veranda of the Municipal Hall. This was facilitated by Vice Mayor Alain P. Rabang and Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon . These two top municipal officials worked hard for the titles to be processed.  A total of twenty three (23) original certificates of patents or titles were awarded to these beneficiaries who will now have a land that they can call their own.
Below is the list of beneficiaries:
  1. Feliciano Gromeo (2)
  2. Elena Cabanero
  3. Heirs of Emilio Cabanero (Represented by Lolita Cabanero)
  4. Heirs of Agustin Lopez (Represented by Elena Lopez) (2)
  5. Celso Vendiola
  6. Antonio Viray
  7. Belinda Velasco
  8. Juliana Andaya
  9. Gualberto Velasco
  10. Novelyn Timoteo
  11. Merinio Dagio
  12. Larry Velasco
  13. Heirs of Hipolito Velasco (Represented by Florentina Velasco)
  14. Arturo Rimando
  15. Rufino Timoteo
  16. Wilma Ramirez
  17. Renato Cabanten
  18. Dionisio Cabanero
  19. Teofilo Peralta
  20. Percival Timoteo
  21. Norie Almerol

           Together with them in the pictures are Municipal Administrator Gil O. Tadeo, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer Mario L. Sonaco and the Barangay Captain of Luna Este, Jesus F. Espiritu.

           Congratulations !!!

Livelihood Workshop on Backyard Organic Moringa

Some members of different women's organizations together with Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) staff attended a Livelihood Workshop on Backyard Organic Moringa Project. It was held on June 26,2014 at the Kasama Kita Sa Barangay Foundation Training Center. The activity is a joint activity of Moringaling Philippines Foundation headed by it's founding Chairman Mrs. Bernadette Estrella-Arellano and the Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation.

The seminar tackles the following topics; How to grow Organic Moringa(GAP),How to make Effective Microorganism(EM) and Bokashi. Processing and marketing of homemade moringa products was discussed by a budding entrepreneur, Region 1 LandBank Lending Officer discussed the process on how to access credit in propagation of moringa.A farmer can borrow capital from LandBank without a collateral.

Attending seminars like this is just a follow-up FITS activity to the propagation and distribution of about 3,500 malungagy seedlings. The women leaders who attended the activity will be transferring the information and knowledge to their members during their monthly meetings. The Local Government Unit of Umingan headed by Mayor Eldred P. Tumbocon is extending his full support to endeavors that will help uplift the wellbeing of his constituents.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Island-Wide Magsasaka Syentista Congress

                 The First ever Island-Wide Magsasaka Syentista Congress was held last June 17-19,2014 at Subic Bay Traveller’s Hotel and Event Center, Subic Bay, Freeport Zone, Zambales. The theme “ The MS: A Catalystr towards Sustainable Agricultural Development through Science and Technology-based Farming” clearly describes the important role of the MS’s towards sustainable agriculture.

            Magsasakang Syentista’s from different provinces was given the chance to showcase their best farming practices and latest in Science and Technology-based farming in the region during the 3- Day congress.

            Umingan’s very own Magsasakang Syentista Mr. Medel M. Suitos who happen to be the Municipal Agriculture and Fisheries Council (MAFC) President attended the said event.

Contributed by:
Alex C. Abalos

Agricultural Technician