CPAR Lin-ay kag Ulitawo 2015
Search Shows The Project’s Success
by James Earl E. Ogatis
The success of the implementation of Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) projects in the province of Iloilo are expressed by the participants for the Search for CPAR Lin-ay kag Ulitawo 2015 during their interview portion.
Pair number 1, Rene Sortegosa and Josephine Libao of CPAR Zarraga said that the project has strengthen their organization’s cooperation and camaraderie among the members.
“We have improved our yield with the use of certified seeds from the DA and we have encouraged our members to actively participate in our meetings and livelihood activities,” said Ms. Libao.
Meanwhile, Pair No. 2, Greg Saliva and Sanita Maaliw of CPAR San Miguel stressed that the inter-cropping technologies being taught to them by the CPAR technicians are their guide to maximize the production of their farmlands.
While pair No. 3, Roy Caguimbaga and Lucia Calaor of CPAR Leon said that project has helps them in increasing their income through native chicken and vegetable production after harvesting rice. They are able to sell their produce to their weekly town market day and earn extra income.
Ms. Gemma Portillo of CPAR Cabatuan as contestant No. 5 for the CPAR Lin-ay emphasized that through the project, she has gained knowledge, entrepreneurship and confidence.
“I can now make a yearly production plan for my farmland and see to it that my activities are in line with the objectives of CPAR which are to increase income, high yield and safe and nutritious products.
Dr. Joyce S. Wendam, DA 6 Regional Technical Director for Research is overwhelmed hearing the testimonies of CPAR beneficiaries during the interview portion.
Crowned CPAR 2015 Lin-ay was Gemma Portillo of Cabatuan, first runner-up was Ms. Josephine Libao of Zarraga, second runner-up - Lucia Calaor of Leon, third runner-up - Ms. Wilsie de Jesus of Sigma, Capiz and fourth runner-up - Sanita Maaliw of San Miguel.
Crowned CPAR 2015 Ulitawo was Rene Sortegosa of Zarraga, first runner-up - Roy Caguimbaga of Leon and Second runner-up - Greg Saliva of San Miguel and third runner-up - Bus Indicus of Sigma, Capiz.
Minor awards included best in farm attire - Gemma Portillo and Rene Sortegosa, best in production number - Josephine Libao and Rene Sortegosa, best in indigenous gown - Lucia Calaor and Rene Sortegosa, best in talent - Gemma Portillo and Roy Caguimbaga; best in Interview - Gemma Portillo and Rene Sortegosa; and Darling of the crowd - Gemma Portillo and Rene Sortegosa.
The Search for CPAR Lin-ay kag Ulitawo 2015 highlighted the 56 anniversary celebration of the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) which was founded in 1959 located at Hamungaya, Jaro, Iloilo City. /MP