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Bahay Kubo Kahit Munti: G.O.L.D.E.N. 65th ANNIVERSARY: PHILIPPINE RURAL RECONSTRUCTION MOVEMENT (P.R.R.M.)

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Greetings to ABANTE Readers, Philippines-wide: Mindanao, Visayas, Luzon: 7,107 islands, 42,026 barangays, 80 provinces, 140 cities, 1494 municipalities; 100+ million Filipinos, families and friends Earth-wide.

The event was the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) held July 17, 2017 (Monday) @ the PRRM National Headquarters, 56 Mother Ignacia Avenue cor. Dr. Lascano St., Quezon City.

The Board of Trustees is composed of Wigberto Tañada, chairperson; Edicio O. Dela Torre, vice-chairperson; Isagani R. Serrano, president; George K. Sanchez, secretary; Amelia Lourdes Benitez Reyes, treasurer.

Trustees: Dennis Arpio, Teodoro Baguilat, Ana Maria Nemenzo, Rebecca Miranda, Rosalie Ona, Marlon Palomo, Francisco Penones, Jr., Chito Sta. Romana, Mary Racelis, Jose Tuburan.

Trustees Emeriti: Helena Z. Benitez, chairperson Emeritus; Luis L. Garcia, treasurer emeritus.

Council of Advisers: Randolf David, Cielito Habito, Oscar Lopez, Jose Molano, Jr., Felino Palafox, Jr., Sixto K. Roxas, Washington Sycip.

The welcome message was given by PRRM Chairperson Sen. Wigberto Tañada followed by video presentation of the PRRM @ 65 Milestones.

PRRM President Isagani Serrano introduced the keynote speaker: Ambassador Jose Santiago ‘Chito’ Sta. Romana, Philippine Ambassador to China and PRRM Trustee.

Launch of PRRM Partnership Projects presented by Marlon Palomo, PRRM Executive Officer. These include: Scholarship Program, Benitez Institute for Sustainable Development, Tubig sa Barrio Project, Social Enterprise Fund, Humanitarian and Post-Disaster Response, Natural Resource Management. These are aligned with the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals.

G.O.L.D.E.N. P.R.R.M. is a description of the whole Philippines: Mindanao, Visayas, Luzon: 7,107 islands, 42,026 barangays, 80 provinces, 140 cities, 1494 municipalities; and the acronymn G.O.L.D.E.N.: Garden Of Life: Development, Environment & Nation-Building highlights richness of the natural, cultural, historical and social developments in which PRRM has been involved these 65 years and beyond.

Bahay Kubo Global System, Inc. explores partnership with PRRM in the advocacy and promotion of Bahay Kubo as the unique, only one of its kind world-wide as an agricultural system based on a stanza: Bahay Kubo, kahit munti, ang halaman doon ay sari-sari: Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani, sitaw, bataw, patani: kundol, patola, upo’t kalabasa…at saka mayroon pa: labanos, mustasa, sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya, sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.

Paaralang Bahay Kubo ng PRRM @ KM 100 San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija: In coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) and with Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in its National Service Training Program (NSTP) to offer the Paaralang Bahay Kubo ng PRRM.

A curriculum, training course and aklat ng Bahay Kubo-Nayong Pilipino have been prepared and are available for accreditation and implementation

The Bahay Kubo as a farming/gardening system is unique world-wide. It is the only agriculture system that has 18 food crops in one stanza: micro, variety, multi-level production, and with the Balag technology: variety of vertical vine vegetables which are high nutrient and high value. People: Asians, Europeans, Africas, North & South Americans, Middle Easterners can come to the Philippines as tourists and also learn of the sustainable agricultural production for food, health and livelihood as embodied in Bahay Kubo, kahit munti, ang halaman doon ay sari-sari..

For more information, contact: Bahay Kubo Global System, Inc., Dr. Jose Pepito Manansala Cunanan, Phone: Smart 0919-9923630; pepz2002@yahoo.com; pcunanan@gmail.com; Facebook: Jose Pepito Cunanan; Emmanuel Argamosa 0908-881-9906 NetSquare 3rd Avenue cor 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig emargamosa@yahoo.com Anselmo ‘Moi’ Garcia 0908-535-9645, moi.garcia@gmail.com; Dr. Venerando Catarroja 0999-5016273: venerando.catarroja@yahoo.com; Dr. Mel Catarroja; Alonita Doctor <nitesdr@gmail.com; nitesdr@yahoo.com; Marian Fernando; Tita Laraya, Limuel Alegario lalegario@yahoo.com; Mar Sajordamarsajorda@yahoo.com; Dan Ricohermoso 0908216 5916 <dan7riches@yahoo.com;
JUMSA Peace & Development Foundation Inc. & Jumsa Trading Corporation Inc. Princess Jum Unga Angel 0949-596-0803 Main Office: Lampaya, Talipao, Jolo, Sulu jumsafoundation@yahoo.com; Radzma Angel 0998-245-6631. <www:jumsa.foundation.com>; Mabolo, Pagrai, 5 Antipolo, City;  
Nature’s Thrive: Davao City: Maritess Campomanes Gacotano Alaba, 0907-995-1008 naturesthrive@gmail.com.
Tulay ng Buhay at Pagasa Foundation Inc. Hanbi ICT Center, C-3, Navotas City, 02-351 2384, tulay@hanmail.net; Dyce Gonzales 0922-320-3513; Nestor Valfongo 0939-480-9419.
C3: Corinthian Coffee Clutch, Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City: Ike Seneres <iseneres@yahoo.com>; Elmer Robles kingflute@pop.network; Jose Z. Osias <jzosias@gmail.com>; Patrick Pineda <pspineda13@gmail.com>; Virgilio V. Leyretana, Sr. vley_martelli@yahoo.com; martelli_ri@yahoo.com; Noly G. Daculan nolyd@hotmail.com; noly.daculan@realistic.ph.