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National Anti-Poverty Commission Summing Up Conference & Program Review

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Greetings to ABANTE Readers, Philippines-wide and Earth-wide from City State Towers Hotel, Mabini corner Padre Faura, Manila.

The event is the Summing Up and Program Review of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Integrated Community Food Production (ICFP) ‘Pagkain ni Boss’ held June 8 & 9, 2016, Wed & Fri,

Participants included from Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon: Municipal and Provincial Focal Persons, Municipal Integrated Community Food Production Teams, Mayors and Agriculturists, Civic Social Organizations and Basic Sectors and Beneficiaries / Partners in ‘Pagkain ni Boss’.
Luzon: Local Government Units – Freddie M. Burgos, Normandy Borja, Joely Reguindin, Alexander Randero, Cesar Espiritu, Beatriz S Librada delos Santos antos, Conrado Aldaba Jr., Manuel Espiritu, Randy Garcia, Wilfredo Dumaguit,  Evina Pablo, Virginia Ferrer, Loreto Racoma, Nestor Pedron, Constancia A. De Lumban, Orlando Gener, Arleta Perez, Jo Ann C. Dastas, Ancelma Umali, Liza C. Maranan

Bicol-Visayas : LGU – Noel Nilo, Rogelio Cablao, Rectito A. Melquiades, Esteban Sabulao, Concesa A. Abuda, Efren A. Berongoy, Ray-Ann A. Kadusale, Hanley Baldado, Carlon Kadusale, Donato C. Anabo, Harry Calumpang, Nida Angelada, Ronnie A. Almendral, Fe Caberio, Geefre Alonsabe, Ma. Caroline Carullo, Manuel Damo, Yolanda B. Clarianes, Nilo Crucis, Manuel Ravalo, Michael Pe Cruz, Danilo Madriaga, Marvelous Supnet

Mindanao: LGU – Generosa M. Catedrilla, Enriquito A. Daguplo, Cipriano M. Pandita, Steven T. Maghara, Ellen Oblimar Bayodo, Elinda Obuyes, Jeanylyn Balandra, Ponciano Idulsa, Jr., Julieta Bojo, Samson Clemen, Audie M. Granada,

Provincial Focal Persons: Glenda Vader, Sandy Mecuando, Rafael Lazaro, Jr., Cesar Samantela, Florencia C. Sojon, Herbert Demos, Marcelo Mongkil, Danilo T. Paciente, Johnny B. Serrano, Jeofrey A. Gomisong, Iluminada . Gomez, Rebecca B. Miranda, Manuel G. Rosario, Eduardo G. Manugue, Emalyn C. Legal, Nancy G. Magallon

Consultants: Lead Consultant: Ponciano Batugal, Jose Pepito Cunanan, Carmen Cabling, Perfecto Rom, Jr., Xyrus Godfrey Capina, Elizabeth Yang, Facilitator: Egoy N. Bans; Process Documenter: Raymond Del Rosario;

Secretariat: NAPC Staff:  Local Affairs Coordina­ting & Monitoring Service: Perigine Cayadong, Alfred Antonio, Elizabeth Tolentino, Soraya Deri, Ericson Nilo, Mary Catherine Garcia, Dulcie Rivera, Venus Oyao, Marlon Fulo, Anselmo Garcia, Ricafin San Esteban, Lani Arda, Renato Nicanor, Rechie Tugawin, Bryan Villasana, Noemi Pimentel, Bernardita Dabasol, Romnier San Jose, Amillany Miranda, Christine Mae Sacote, Blanca Bancosta, Ferdinand Rañada, Rheleen Soco, Jose Lastimoso

Alfred Antonio, Chief.Local Convergence Division, welcomed the participants and Jocelyn M. Apag, ICFP Program Manager, shared the Program Overview and ICFP 2015 Accomplishment Report. And Dr. Ponciano Batugal provided the Inspirational Message on the basis and objectives of the ICFP-Pagkain ni Boss starting with the ‘Sapat at Masustansyang Pagkain’ with the provision of Seeds, Fruit Tree Seedlings, Garden Tools, Poultry and Livestock as starters for the empowerment of the beneficiaries.

NAPC Undersecretry & Deputy Director General Florencia Casanova Dorotan shared the responses and highlighted the partnership with the Local Government Units and Civil Society Organizations and the Basic Sectors in the promotion of the Integrated Community Food Production.

Three Workshops were conducted with Egoy Ba­n­­­­­­­s a­s Main Facilitator & Moderator & Raymund Del Rosario, Process Documenter with Island Teams: Luzon: Moi Garcia, Bicol-Visayas, Lani Arda, Mindanao, Mimi Pimentel.

1.    Qualitative & Quantitative Assessment ICFP 2015: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Sustainability- Overall

2.    Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT): Identification of Issues / Challenges and Ways to Address Them

3.    Planning Workshop: Steps / Calendar / Trouble Shooting

Responses from ICFP Consultants and Next Steps by NAPC and Messages from LGUOfficials and CSO Representatives.

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