BANGSAMORO FISHERFOLK GRADUATES FROM THE SCHOOL-ON-THE-AIR OF MAFAR
A total of 150 fisherfolks graduated from the school-on-the-air Tilapia Culture, Management, Post-Harvest and Marketing of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform on Wednesday, November 15.
The activity was spearheaded by Minister Mohammad S. Yacob, Ph.D together with Director General of Fisheries Services Pendatun Patarasa, MPA, Director II for Fisheries Operations Macmod Mamalangkap, Ph.D., and Provincial Director of Maguindao Ronjamin Maulana, Ph.D., at the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Integrated Agriculture Research Center, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao del Norte.
The fisherfolks are from the Municipality of Datu Odin Sinsuat (40), Sultan Kudarat (40), Sultan Mastura (40), and Cotabato City (30), who underwent the SOA from July 26 to October 25.
Minister Yacob said, “I am grateful for all the fisherfolk who graduated today from the SOA, and I congratulate you all. This signifies that you have acquired knowledge and skills in Tilapia Culture, Management, Post-Harvest, and Marketing that will help their fishing activities.
He said this activity is for our fisherfolk since you are our inspiration to strive more, and I encourage the graduates to apply and practice the knowledge they have gained from the SOA.
DG Patarasa said, “Nagpapsalamat ako sa lahat ng mangingisda na sumali dahil ito ay kauna-unahang SOA para sa Fisheries Services.
“I congratulate all the fisherfolk. Wala po kami ibang hangad kung hindi mag silbi sa inyo,” he emphasized.
He said, “Ang tilapia ng Bangsamoro ay hindi basta basta na commodity dahil pumapangalawa ito sa production at ang BARMM fisheries naman ang nangunguna sa production sa buong bansa.”
The School-on-the-Air (SOA) is a radio program that educates the farmers and fisherfolk through radio broadcasting media, which is the most accessible platform to disseminate new and updated technology to remote areas of the Bangsamoro region facilitated by the Information, Communication, and Technology Section.
Meanwhile, PD Maulana, “Ang aktibidad na ito ay isang manifestation kung saan ang ating gobyerno ay pursigidong i angat ang pamumuhay ng mga mangingisda sa rehiyong Bangsamoro.
This school on the air (SOA) program is a cost-effective strategy for providing service to the Bangsamoro people.
During the closing remarks, Director Mamalangkap said, “I congratulate the 150 fisherfolks. Maraming salamat sa mangingisda na naging parte ng school-on-the-air program ng MAFAR dahil binigyan niyo po kami ng panahon para turuan kayo sa Tilapia Culture, Management, Post-Harvest and Marketing.”