MISFI, SALTRD MONITOR PROJECTS IN PAQUIBATO AREAS


Last April 17-20, 2010, the 3-member MISFI and SALTRD team visited Paquibato District, Davao City to monitor its various projects in 6 areas namely; (1) Sitio Panaga and (2) Sitio Surayan of Barangay Colosas. (3) Sitio Butay, (4) Labo, (5) Mangani and (6) Mirol-o of Barangay Tapak.

In Sitio Surayan, the team of Mark Lobetos and MSU students/interns Aiza Balili and Abdul Gaffar Zacaria visited the adjoined school building and wellness center built by MISFI 2008 and updated the community profile, particularly of its pre-schoolers. Afterwards, the team visited the water system project in Sitio Panaga.

The team then visited the Wellness Center, Solar Dryer and level II Water System in Sitio Butay. They then monitored the Wellness Center, Solar Dryer and Rice-Corn Mill, Corn Sheller and its Warehouse in Sitio Labo. They also updated the community’s profile with emphasis on its pre-schoolers.

Their next visit should have been Sitio Mangani where MISFI and SALT-RD were to monitor the operation of its rice field turtle and inspect its Wellness Center there and update the community profile and evaluate the pre-schoolers and look into next year’s enrollment, and also visit Sitio Mirol-o to inspect the adjoined School Building and Wellness Center and monitor the operation of its Rice-Corn Mill and Corn Sheller and inspect its Warehouse.

Unfortunately, there was an ongoing tribal war (pangayaw) with the neighboring community in Bukidnon and the tribal leaders in the area advised the team to forego the visit in the two areas for security reason. But the leaders assured the team that the projects in both areas are doing well so far. The team decided to postpone the visit of the two communities in later months. (Nathaniel A. Villanueva)


The project billboard at Sitio Butay, Tapak, Paquibato District, Davao City.


The project billboard of Sitio Panaga and Surayan, Colosas, Paquibato District, Davao City.


Solar dryer at  Sitio Butay, Tapak, Paquibato District, Davao City.


Wellness center at Sitio Butay, Tapak, Paquibato District, Davao City.


Children of Sitio Labo


Sitio Labo corn drying.


Sitio Labo organizational meeting.


Sitio Labo rice mill.


Sitio Mangani turtle power tiller.


Calibration and testing of turtle power tiller at Sitio Mangani.


Sitio Mangani wellness center.


Sitio Mangani wellness center.


Manual corn-milling at Sitio Labo.


Sitio Mirol-o adjoined school building and wellness center.


Organizational meeting at Sitio Mirol-o.


Wellness center at Sitio Mirol-o.


Testing and calibration of farm implements at Sitio Mirol-o.


Manual rice-milling at Sitio Mirol-o before the testing of the farm equipment.


Corn and Rice mill warehouse at Sitio Mirol-o.


The mode of transportation.


Water reservoir at Sitio Panaga.


Adjoined building (school and wellness) at Sitio Surayan.


Water reservoir and faucet at Sitio Butay.

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