‘Mag-uuma’ program back on air over DYRD

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‘Mag-uuma’ program back on air over DYRD

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Farmcasters Sergio H. Cuaco ( left ) and Gemma Encabo
Farmcasters Sergio H. Cuaco ( left ) and Gemma Encabo

In a bid to accelerate the modernization of Bohol’s agriculture and fishery sector, the “Tingog sa Mag-uumang Bol-anon” radio program is back starting last Wednesday broadcasting every 4:30 a.m. – 5 a.m., Monday to Friday over Station DYRD in Tagbilaran City, after it was temporarily off air on May 6, 2016 while the contract was processed for the next airing of the 30 minutes segment program.

The magazine type radio agri program has been anchored by veteran “farmcasters” Gemma Encabo, head, administration division, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and Sergio H. Cuaco, head, crops and productivity division, OPA aims to inform, update the agri-fishery sector on the activities/events to be undertaken by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Provincial Government of Bohol (PGBh) through the OPA intended to the farmers.

Encabo said the program helps the farmers to understand the climatic conditions in their areas so that they can plan out for their cropping strategies and not be offset by climate change.

She added, the program instills ideas on entrepreneurship and imparts that farming is not just plain production but also a money-making venture.

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The DA and the PGBh through the OPA find that dissemination of information and directions through radio are vital and effective to the success in the implementation of the program and as critical elements necessary toward achieving rural transformation.

Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Larry M. Pamugas said “Tingog Sa Mag-uumang Bol-anon” serves as the wake-upper of the farmers in the early morning to recondition and warm up their bodies and minds in facing another challenge in the day to day activities in the farm unmindful of the heat of the sun just to enhance the human resources and to make the most out of it in the whole gamut of agricultural and fishery production.

The program was started in 2012 on its first name “Radio Eskwela Sa Panguma (farming school on air) and later was changed to “Tingog Sa Mag-uumang Bol-anon” of which the listening audience especially the farmers could participate through calling or texting to report/update their agricultural developments in their areas. (Atoy Cosap)

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