Two Davao Oriental Towns To Get Abaca Sector Funds

The mountain villages of Manay and Boston in the cities of Davao Oriental received a combined PHP 7M fund to boost abaca production, starting with a plant disease eradication program. 

The provincial government of Davao Oriental, in a statement, said that disease control is the "most important" step to improve the abaca industry because it is essential to the spread of healthy seedlings. 

Other components of abaca projects are nursery development, expansion and rehabilitation of abaca farms, and support for livelihood training on abaca processing.

The programme officially started on 1 August. "All our efforts for the programme will be in vain if we do not first address the eradication of the disease, which is viral in nature and spreads rapidly," said Ednar G. Dayanghirang, chief of staff at the office of the Provincial Governor of East Davao. 

Funding for the abaca sector comes from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), through its Payapa programme in Masaganang Pamayanananan (Pamana), which aims to consolidate peace through livelihood support. 

The mountain villages of Manay and Boston in the cities of Davao Oriental received a combined PHP 7M fund to boost abaca production, starting with a plant disease eradication program. 

The provincial government of Davao Oriental, in a statement, said that disease control is the "most important" step to improve the abaca industry because it is essential to the spread of healthy seedlings. 

Other components of abaca projects are nursery development, expansion and rehabilitation of abaca farms, and support for livelihood training on abaca processing.

The programme officially started on 1 August. "All our efforts for the programme will be in vain if we do not first address the eradication of the disease, which is viral in nature and spreads rapidly," said Ednar G. Dayanghirang, chief of staff at the office of the Provincial Governor of East Davao. 

Funding for the abaca sector comes from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), through its Payapa programme in Masaganang Pamayanananan (Pamana), which aims to consolidate peace through livelihood support. PIONAIRE FINANCE LIMITED