19IB and Bangon
Mini-Farms Association eye nationwide market chain
By DPAO, 8ID PA
July 21, 2014
KANANGA, Leyte – The
19th Infantry (Commando) Battalion and Bangon Mini-Farms Association
in Leyte are eyeing a nationwide market chain for their vegetable
This development was pushed
during the Board of Trustees meeting for the Bangon Mini-Farms
Association Alpha Sector Inc. held on Wednesday, July 16 at
Headquarters 19th Infantry Battalion in Brgy. Aguiting, Kananga, Leyte.
Director Domingo Diaz,
member of LandBank Board of Trustees who pioneered the Bangon Mini
Farm concept in Super Typhoon “Yolanda” affected areas in Samar and
Leyte, said a memorandum of agreement is underway between Bangon and a
market chain in Cebu.
With this significant
progress, Mr. Gil Carandang, the Father of Philippine Organic Farming
who also sits in the Board of Trustees for the Bangon Mini-Farms Alpha
Sector Association Inc., is scheduled to conduct a weeklong field
audit to assess 19 types of vegetables required by the would-be
market. The vegetables requested by the market chain are currently on
intensive field test at Bangon pilot farms.
Field audits will cover
pilot farms at Ormoc City, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, San Isidro,
Calubian and Jaro, all of Leyte province and will be assisted by the
19th Infantry Battalion.
During the meeting, Director
Diaz handed over the Alpha Sector’s Certificate of Incorporation (COI)
which was issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 18
this year. The COI contains Company Reg. Nr. CN201411778 and Company
TIN 008-801-182 signed by Dir. Ferdinand B. Sales, of SEC’s Company
Registration and Monitoring Department.
The membership of Bangon
Mini-Farms Association Alpha Sector Inc. is now placed at 426, seven
months after ST Yolanda.
Lt. Col. Nedy Espulgar,
commanding officer of 19IB said, “The program is beneficial to farmers
whose income is within the poverty threshold. With this program, a
farmer with 1000 square meters of tillable land can earn up to
P16,000.00 per month.”