Paranas holds MPOC,
Two rebel returnees surrender high powered firearms
By EMY C. BONIFACIO,
CATBALOGAN CITY –
The Local Government of the Municipality of Paranas convened in joint
session the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) and the People's
Day Forum last August 16 at its new constructed people's hall in the
poblacion. The forty (40) Barangay Chairmen representing the forty
four (44) Barangays comprising the municipality, together with the
Heads of the different national and local agencies and POs were in
attendance. The joint forum was chaired by the MPOC Presiding Officer,
Mayor Felix Babalcon, this municipality.
Gracing the activity
were representatives of the
PNP, P/Inspector Lucino Quimado; Lt Col. William Penafiel, 34IB
Battalion Commander; Col. Ramon Baldemor, Deputy Commander of the 801st
Brigade; Lt. Col. Frederico Tutaan, G7 representing Maj. Gen. Arthur
I. Tabaquero of the Philippine Army of the 8ID, Camp Lukban, Brgy.
Maulong, Catbalogan Samar.
The issues which were
primarily discussed pertained to the concerted efforts of the
stakeholders in maintaining the peace and order situation of the
community as well as the developmental programs which the local
government is presently undertaking that are intended to uplift the
lives of its constituents.
The PNP discussed
briefly their continuing programs and accomplishments.
PNP records also showed minor criminalities ranging from
theft, estafa, illegal fishing and illegal possession of firearms
which were immediately acted upon by the police by filing appropriate
charges in court.
coming from the Department of Agriculture, such as the availability of
certified seeds and planting assistance to farmers were announced. It
also disseminated an invitation from the Philippine Crop Insurance for
farmers to apply for a Crop Insurance with a minimal fee of P300 per
hectare. This ensures protection of farm crops/products from disasters
and natural calamities.
In the same venue, the
Municipal Health Officer shared a memorandum from the DOH on the
alarming increase of dengue cases in
Eastern Visayas which is recorded to be the highest with 4,766 cases and 63
deaths. DOH statistics revealed a 1.73% increase in last year's data.
In this instance, the Barangay Chairmen were advised to mobilize
Community Watch Search to monitor and destroy dengue mosquito breeding
areas and report cases.
The presentation of
two (2) rebel returnees by the
AFP highlighted the activity. In a press conference,
in contact with brothers Cesar Gabac alias Orian/Uki and Juanito Gabac,
who happen to be former members of the Regional Guerilla Unit who are
Central Samar. According to the reports, a civilian informant, alias
Nito/Bambi tipped the willingness of the Gabac brothers to return to
the folds of the law.
The negotiations with
brothers Cesar and Juanito were made by the elements of the 34th
Infantry Battalion based in San Jose de Buan. Its commanding Officer,
Lt. Col. William Penafiel, directed his men to undertake the necessary
identification of the subjects and the conduct of security operations
that led to the surrender of the two and the recovery of one (1) M16
rifle bearing SN 4904162, one (1) magazine filled with nineteen (1)
live rounds of ammunition of M16, two (2) back pack filled with
civilian clothes, two (2) poncho and 0ne (1) upper receiver group of
M16 rifle and two (2) empty magazines of M14 rifle located outskirt of
their farmhouse in Barangay Anagasi, Paranas, Samar last
July 25, 2010.
It was learned that
Cesar Gabac joined the NPA 1n 1986 after being lured by the promises
and pro-people propaganda of the NPAs. He actively participated in the
various activities of the organization until he became a team leader
for a group of five. In 1987, he got disappointed over the group's
inability to address his family needs that led to the death of his
father. This instance made him realize the incapacity of the group to
solve the bigger social issues that they promise to their members. He
recalled having participated in the ambush of Gen. Cabides' team in
San Jose de Buan last 2006.
The combined security
operations of the HSVc Company and the Alpha Company of the 34th IB,
led by 1LT Jewelry Servinas, and the humane treatment afforded by the
military to the two rebel returnees during their custody, proved
productive results. On
July 27, 2010, Cesar Gabac was once again motivated to surrender a cache
of firearms and other war materials hidden also at the outskirt of the
same barangay. The recovered firearms and war paraphernalia were
presented to the media and the crowd during the press conference.
expressed his thanks to the military for the sincere efforts in
minimizing/stopping insurgency, stressing its deterrent effects on
development. He immediately ordered the appropriation of Php 20,000.00
cash incentive for the Gabac brothers.
On the other hand, Lt.
Col. Penafiel acknowledged the successful security operations and the
tipster's information in the area as evidences of a unified effort of
both the army and the civilian populace. He encouraged more rebels to
join the Gabac brothers' decision to surrender and avail of the
livelihood packages that the Social Integration Program is offering.
He assured the rebels of a sincere social rehabilitation program that
will bring back their dignity and pride as productive citizens of
The 10th Philippine
Contingent at the midst of adversity
By MIRAFLOR R. CRUZ,
August 13, 2010
TACLOBAN CITY –
Christopher Columbus and his men, while on voyage in search for spices
in the new world for the kingdom of Spain, accidentally made the
greatest discovery in the world history – THE HAITI. It was inhabited
by the Arawaks (Indians) who were peacefully living in the land.
Soon after the
discovery, Christopher Columbus named the land Hispañola which was
later divided into two: Republic of Haiti in the West and the
Dominican Republic situated in the East.
Haiti is the poorest
country in the Western Hemisphere, and is ranked 149th of the 182
countries on human development index. The Australian government travel
advisory had previously expressed concerns that Haiti emergency
services would be unable to cope in the event of major disaster and
the country is “economically vulnerable” by the Food and Agriculture
Organization. It is no stranger to natural disaster. In addition to
earthquake, it has been struck frequently by cyclones that caused
flooding and widespread damage.
As to the peace and
order situation, there is the immediate problem of the breakdown in
law and order in Haiti. It is difficult for that country to sit idly.
We support legal Constitutional Authority’s search to rely on legalism
which can amount to inaction. Also, there is an anecdotal evidence of
an insurgency that claims to control half of the country. The reality
is that in a nation like this (Haiti) with an approximate of 8 million
people, there is no military. The police force of just 4,000
individuals meant that the governmental authority was thin on the
ground in any event. It was not difficult to dislodge a few policemen
by coming along with superior weapons and the will to murder and
pillage. There could be no pride in the scenes of carriage and
disorders that had flowed from the guns of the rebel factions.
Likewise, the dislodging of the head of State in Haiti’s creeping
attempt to overthrow the government of
by force, constitute serious THREAT to the INTERNATIONAL PEACE
AND SECURITY in the region. Thereby, the SECURITY COUNCIL
decided to establish the
The office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Advisor has
worked in the implementation of MINUSTAH’s human rights mandate.
Minustah has the
promotion and protection of human rights mandate, which includes:
1. To support the
Transitional Government as well as Haitian human institution and
groups in their efforts to promote and protection of human rights,
particularly of WOMEN and CHILDREN in order to ensure individual
accountability for human rights and redress of victims;
2. To monitor and
report on human rights situation, in cooperation with the Office of
High Commissioner for Human Rights including on the Situation of
returned of the refugees and displaced persons.
To restore the law and
order in this country will require someone to do it. This means other
nation’s troops must take place in order to Restore Stability in
The Philippines is one
of the signatories in the United Nation, being so, it is the
Philippines’ renounced war as an instrument of national policy, adopts
the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the
law of the land and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice,
freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations (Sec. 2, Art. ll of
the 1987 Philippines Constitution). Since the United nation sought
the assistance of our nation in restoring peace and order in Haiti,
the Philippine Government through the Armed Forces of the Philippines,
just like other Contingent, had deployed the 10th Philippine
Contingent to Haiti in support of operational Uphold Democracy.
On August 22, 2009,
the Philippine Government deployed to Haiti 172-strong Philippine
Contingent led by Colonel Lope C. Dagoy, the Commander of the 10th
Philippine Contingent. The critical role of the group is to prevent
the said country from plunging into chaos. To accomplish this, the
group needed to have a regular dialogue to the populace in explaining
the Minustah’s mandates The gesture of humanity, exemplify the values
of solidarity and commitment to service by the 10th Philippine
Contingent, was given recognition for its exemplary work in fulfilling
its U.N. mandate, in securing the U.N. humanitarian relief operations,
as well as looking after the welfare of the Filipinos in Haiti.
The dedication of the
10th Philippine Contingent in carrying out their mission has caught
the attention of Ambassador Hedi Annabi, Special Representative of the
Security-General and head of the United Nation’s Stabilization Mission
in Haiti. In recognizing the important role of the members of the
10th Phil. Contingent led by Col. Lope Dagoy, the United Nation
officials in a ceremony presented to the group the U.N. peacekeeping
medal for exemplary work in the service of peace and security. The
untiring and unwavering support extended by the group does not only
benefit the people thereat, but also redound to the great credit of
the President through the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
While they’re serving
as peacekeeper, the deadly earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 (Ritchel
Scale) hit the country, causing the death of approximately 200,000
people of different races, thousands homeless, commercial system like
telephone lines, cellular phone signals and internet to be destroyed.
Most roads were blocked by landslides and falling debris from the
buildings. Colonel Dagoy, upon seeing the collapsed of the 12-storey
MINUSTAH headquarter immediately recalled among others his (35)
Philippine Contingent Personnel working therein presumably being
trapped under its rubbles, likewise hearing their howling agonies
asking help for survival. In no time, he immediately organized his
available men at the unit parking area in the hope to rescue more
survivors. As they continue to rescue more survivors from the
adjacent buildings, the 10th Phil. Contingent was glad and overwhelmed
upon seeing the Phil Contingent headquarters, which had remained
standing despite of the major cracks and damages it had gone through.
While Haiti is facing
the disaster, there was an institutionalized response as a result of
strong bonding with Filipino Community and the 10th Philippine
Contingent. The help came mostly from the members of Phil. Contingent
through the leadership of Col. Dagoy, who promptly and effectively
managed the going operations, like the availability of food rations,
water, medicines supplies in spite of an increasing number of wounded
persons caused by a killer earthquake.
In addition to the
task given to the Philippine Contingent, they were also tasked in the
repatriation of 64 Filipinos from earthquake ravaged in Haiti.
The minimal damage
caused by the devastating earthquake among Filipino community members
was because of the prompt action of the 10th Phil. Contingent, and the
quick response and deep commitment to duty shown by Col. Dagoy and his
The response to the
disaster reveals something important about human beings. It is
simple, though it sounds sentimental. For some reason humans have a
huge capacity for empathy, for giving, for helping those who are
hurt. This need to help seems as instinctive as member of the 10th
Phil. Contingent led by Col. Lope C. Dagoy’s desire to assist the
victims of a killer earthquake in Haiti. We Filipinos, salute to
those who demonstrate devotion to duty as what the members and the
Commander of the 10th Philippine Contingent have shown.
The sturdy Rose and
the Cocaine bricks
(A tribute to a mother
and an Officer)
By ALICE NICART
BORONGAN CITY – She
was a frail, sick engineering student with a heart ailment that
hampered her graduation from college, but today she was instrumental
in the recovery of about 68 bricks of Cocaine (next to Llorente which
had more ) which were found ashore of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
Supt. Rose Mambulao turns-over 16 bricks of high-grade cocaine,
which were surrendered to her by two fishermen in Brgy. Divinubo,
to PSupt. Emerson Maibo of the ESPPO, Camp Asidillo, Borongan
City, Eastern Samar last July 23.
The name is Police
Superintendent Rosula “Rose” Sabio Mambulao, 55, Chief of Police, this
The series of recovery
began in December 23, 2009 in the
island of Divinubo,
some 25-minute motorboat ride from Borongan. On the same day, another
cocaine bricks were recovered in barangay Cabong, just about two
kilometers from the city. The next day, another 14 packs of cocaine
were recovered back in Divinubo island.
Little did the lady
officer knew that the Divinubo and Cabong recoveries were just
openings of cans with worms; more and more fishermen surrendered the
stuff to her and her team; the latest was last third week of July when
Yolanda Mondedo, a housewife from barangay Locso-on, turned over to
her four bricks of the illegal substance. Yolanda said, she was in
Manila when her husband found the melting substance near the sea; she
said her husband sorted the still compacted part of the suspected
cocaine bars. Confused and knew nothing to do, he kept it in their
house, but he could not sleep. She said her husband ordered her to go
home to help him decide on what to do with the stuff.
information campaign of the police authorities, led by Ma’am Rose
through Pulong-Pulong and radio broadcast helped us decide to finally
surrender to them the bricks,” Mondedo confessed. “We are thankful
that we were informed about the criminal liability we will have to
bear if we don’t surrender these bricks, never mind if we don’t become
millionaire out of this bricks, I told my husband; I think peace is
better,” the woman added.
The Chief of Police
said, she did a lot of convincing powers to the residents where
intelligence assets would report that some of the residents have the
illegal substance in the keeping.
“I am thankful that
there are times when before the end of my talk, a fisherman or two
would surface from the crowd with the bricks in their hands,” she
The recent recoveries
included four bricks last July 19, by brothers Roberto and Dominador
Azul of Divinubo, 16 bricks by Edwin Doculan and Edgar Beros and the
four by Mondedo.
Who is this sturdy
Rose in the police service? At home she is the disciplinarian mother
of four and a wife to another member of the PNP; her eldest son is
also a PO2, the next is a resident doctor in Tacloban, another is an
accountant and the only daughter is a registered nurse.
She is the typical
housewife next door in duster, who loves the Korean movies until
daybreak of watching, dancing and social drinking. She admitted that
hers was not a so easy life as a young girl maybe have taught her to
In the interview, she
revealed life was incomparably hard in Quinapondan town where she was
raised with her three other siblings. She said before morning school,
she would tap the dews in the gumamela plants down their house for her
body lotion, just to eliminate the scaly dry skin “pugis” in her legs
because seldom could they buy even the cheap Victoria for hair oil and
lotion at the same time. As a college student, they ate corn with
salted “hipon” almost everyday.
But it did not deter
her dream to move one. While advised by the doctor to rest to improve
her heart condition, she heard of a recruitment process where she
applied, underwent the tough agility test and neuro, and in 1977, at
21 she became a patrolwoman and she discovered she got cured of her
Since then, the
towering 5’5” officer had had unstoppable trainings, schoolings and
encounters. The latest was when she led a team of policemen, who
conducted a raid and succeeded in the recovery of sachets of Shabu in
a barangay in Oras town in December 2008. The operation yielded
millions worth of the illegal drug and the arrest of a suspected
family of pushers, one of them the mother.
Today, after several
tour of duties in different stations in the region, this sturdy Rose
has earned an array of medals: an undetermined number of Medalya ng
Papuri, Medalya ng Kagaligan, Medalya ng Kasanayan and a national
award as an Outstanding Officer for WCCD.
Azul (left) handshakes with PSupt. Rosula Sabio Mambulao during
the awarding rites at the Governor’s Office. To his left is Hon.
Gov. Conrado B. Nicart, Jr. who gave Azul a cash award of P2,000
for the two bricks that he surrendered. Second from right is
PSSupt. Felixberto Marudo Castillo, DSC, Provincial Police
This July, Honorable
Governor Conrado Nicart, accorded her a recognition together with
Senior Supt. Felixberto Castillo for their outstanding performance,
just like the other COPs, in the recovery of the cocaine that put
Eastern Samar in the limelight worldwide. Here, another medal was
added up to her collection; Medalya ng Kagalingan.
It was said that a
Chinese vessel carrying the prohibited substance dumped them in the
Pacific, upon realizing that a US Anti-Illegal Drug Enforcement Team
was running after them in hot pursuit. As these suspected cocaine
bricks were thrown into the sea, some inched closer to the shores of
Eastern Samar and was founded by the fishermen in San Policarpo,
Borongan, Llorente and elsewhere along the coastal areas of the
Police Supt Rose
Mambulao can be tough and sturdy when needed in wars, but as a person,
as a mother and friend, she is soft and compassionate. Asked what she
considers her biggest accomplishment, “My children,” she humbly
Yet, life has not been
a bed of roses for me, so to speak.
“Destiny has been good
to me, but I have my own share of life’s ups and downs,” the candid
sharing of this friendly woman went on. “Without our imperfections
maybe life could be colorless. Somehow, we can’t be regretful with
some of life’s lapses, after all “the road of life was not meant to be
lived backward but forward,” she cracked.
At 56 next year, the
final curtain for police duties for this lady officer will finally
fall. Still young and energetic she could still see herself actively
participating in the community, minus the cocaine, hopefully, she
jibed. Asked if she can be a politician, ”why not?”, she answered,
“pero sayang ada it ak hin-retire-ran? Ayaw nala. Ballroom dancing
nala,” she laughed. (PIA-Eastern Samar)
DENR 8’s forest
protection and law enforcement efforts gaining
By PURIFICACION S. DALOOS
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 8’s
intensified efforts on forest protection and law enforcement have
gained grounds as the different operatives of the agency confiscated
forest products; jailed forest law violators; suspended employees who
were remiss of their duties; implemented stringent policies on giving
permits to lumber dealers; and recognized the vital role of the
peoples’ organizations and other sectors in forest conservation.
RED Primitivo C. Galinato, Jr.
The no-nonsense effort
is consistent with the management direction “From the Ridges to the
Reefs” which was launched during the assumption of Regional Executive
Director Primitivo C. Galinato, Jr. as the DENR regional chief on
November 10, 2009.
Consistent with the
said direction, RED Galinato and the different sectoral services, line
bureaus and Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources
Offices have implemented the management strategies for the protection
of the environment and conservation of natural resources.
On March 24, 2010, RED
Galinato called the 121 Forest Rangers to a summit and exhorted them
to consolidate their forces in combating illegal activities in the
forest. The forest rangers were formed into a regional association to
organize, strengthen and harmonize their forces. Quick Response Teams
were also created to operate in their respective jurisdictions and
merge forces if needed. Days after the summit on
April 14, 2010, the Quick Response Teams from CENROS Albuera, Palo
and Baybay all in
Leyte had joint
operations and confiscated motorcycles loaded with contraband lumber
in Capoocan, Leyte.
RicRic Seblante et. al. coming from the towns of Capoocan and Carigara,
Leyte were all jailed in Carigiara. Criminal complaints were filed
against them before the Municipal Trial Court of Carigara for
violation of P.D. 705, the Forestry Code of the Philippines.
In a separate report,
Forest Management Service Regional Technical Director Felipe S. Calub
disclosed that 57 confiscation events of a total of 127 cubic meters
of lumber valued at P1.3 million were conducted by the Quick Response
Teams from the different field offices throughout the region from
January to June of this year.
Recently, the DENR has
also received an order from Regional Trial Court, Branch 36 of
Carigara, Leyte ordering the disposition of a seized motorboat, two
boat keels and illegally sourced lauan lumber, as it meted a penalty
to Santiago Villamor and Joseph Villamor from San Miguel, Leyte who
have been found violating the forestry code.
investigation, the DENR has also caused the suspension of its own
employee, Armando Doque who had issued rattan transport permit beyond
“We may be hard in
implementing the one strike policy in dealing with our own employees
who do not do their job properly. On the other hand, we give due
recognition and reward to our best performing employees. On June 28,
during the culmination program of the Environment Month, the DENR gave
recognition to 12 employees and 36 retirees for giving important
contributions to the DENR’s thrust and programs. The DENR had also
given recognition to 13 partners from the private sector, local
government units and the media for their untiring support to the DENR.
Forest protection and law enforcement is a tough job that we also
need the help of our partners from other sectors in dealing with the
perpetrators of the forest and doing forest development programs”, RED
The DENR is also
imposing the stringent policy of not giving expired lumber dealers,
renewal of their license to operate if they cannot assure a legitimate
source of lumber which they can trade. These can come from existing
private plantation in and outside Region 8. “The applicant lumber
dealer cannot just show us papers but we have to validate whether they
have existing legitimate source of lumber supply”. Galinato added.
Another strategy is
seeking the involvement of the people’s organizations under the
Community Based Forest Management Program in forest management, they
being the actual occupants of the forest areas. “We will be calling
these POs to a summit this coming July 22 to 23 to discuss with them
the best strategies for the development and protection of forest
areas, Galinato quipped.
direction “From the Ridges to the Reefs” is consistent with one of the
current priority thrust of DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje on forest
protection and development for productivity. This direction considers
that the forestlands should be amply protected as anything that
happens in the forest would certainly affect the balance of the
lowland including the marine and coastal areas.
in Catbalogan gets a twist
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE
CATBALOGAN CITY –
Some 30 malnourished children in Barangay 7, Catbalogan City have
been reporting to the barangay hall for their daily ration of
nutritious food sponsored by the city government and Makulay ang Buhay
feeding program with commercial partners.
Scholar (BNS) Antonia Lomboy told PIA that the feeding program that
started in April until September this year is a blessing.
“When I see the kids
in the streets, I tell them to go to the barangay hall to get food“,
she told PIA.
The invitation is well
received and kids would start coming in, bringing with them their own
dish and plastic tumblers for their food and milk.
The menu varies from
day to day, and is provided by the commercial partners. The kids get
to have each day a glass of milk too.
In June, 25 of the
kids with below normal weight has normalized, Lomboy proudly reported.
Barangay Chairman Jun
Tenedero said partners like the police and Girl Scouts have also
assisted the program in their own little way. “This is a partnership
of almost every one,” Tenedero added.
Yesterday, July 21 was
a special day to the kids, one special patron by the name of Enzo Yu
sponsored chicken and spaghetti from Jollibee for them and some 150
The kids wore their
best clothing and some toothless smiles as they ate with the Jolibee
But Lomboy led them to
sing a happy birthday song first before the youngsters devoured their
special birthday meal.
Norma Ramirez who is a
mother of three malnourished kids and a regular assistant of BNS
Lomboy took all her children to the party.
“Di gud kami hini mam
nakakatilaw hit jolibee (We can’t afford this type of food),” Norma
said trying to restrain her brood of five that had started scampering
for the choice chicken cuts. She also did not miss the opportunity to
pose with Jollibee and her children.
Enzo Yu took a sneak
peek at the children, just smiled without saying a word and left the
eating children shortly.
Chairman Tenedero said
Yu is a regular donor of the barangay and has been supporting the
feeding program in the past years.
Tomorrow, the kids
will return to their regular meal with fortified recipes and they will
always remember the day when Jollibee visited them. They did not even
know why and who is Enzo Yu. (PIA Samar)
Putting the Filipino
calamansi into the limelight this Nutrition Month
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – As
Region 8 joins the other regions across the country in celebrating
this month of July as Nutrition Month, it is but fitting to put into
the limelight the Filipino calamansi.
Foreigners describe it
as the small green citrus native to the Philippines. The fruit looks
like a small lime and is relative of the mandarin orange and the
pomelo, others say.
Yes, the lowly
versatile tart fruit has gained culinary popularity in the other
countries and is being used in many recipes ranging from cocktails to
Many Filipinos call it
calamansi, others call it calamondin, others call it
suter. This is citrofortunella microcarpa, a round greenish to
yellow in color, 2 cm to 4.5 cm fruit which is normally found in the
kitchen of Filipino homes since it does wonders of wonders as a sour
flavoring to a variety of dishes from the sautéed rice noodles called
bihon to pancit palabok; from the arroz caldo to beefsteak Filipino
Calamansi is the
secret ingredient to many mouthwatering Filipino delicacies. This
writer remembers that the juice of the calamansi leaves are extracted
and added to the leche plan to give it an exotic taste. How would the
famous Leyte kinilaw taste without the secret ingredient called calamansi?
What would dieters do without the calamansi to make the grapelike
seeweeds called lato?
What is more
refreshing than a glass of calamansi juice or iced tea laced with
calamansi on a weather unusually unbearable because of global warming?
Squeeze halved 4 to 5 pieces calamansi, to a cup. Strain it. Add
honey or sugar. It's a good source of vitamin C. It keeps common colds
So versatile the
calamansi is that it is even used for personal hygiene as a deodorant
and a whitening agent. Others use it as detergent, removing the grease
from the hands, and as a cleansing scrub to pans and dirty or stained
clothes. Doesn't Grandma crumbles calamansi leaves and smell it to
recover from dizzy spells?
Yet how many calamansi
growers have thought that calamansi can be processed into commercial
food products such as ready-to-drink juice, juice concentrate, jelly,
and jam, and marmalade to name a few?
Indeed, there are many
calamansi-based products which are potential sources of sustainable
The Department of
Science and Technology Industrial Technology Development Institute has
developed business concepts involving calamansi processing
technologies particularly on Calamansi Concentrate, Calamansi Juice
Drink, and Calamansi Jelly. Through this, one will be able to help
ensure that the young children of Region 8 will be assured of the
supply of the nutritious drink.
If your interest
has been aroused and now you want to graduate from being just a user
or planter of calamansi, please contact DOST 8 under the leadership of
Director Edgardo Esperancilla. He will surely be too willing to
patiently answer your query.