Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay or NSB is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which aims to; increase awareness about the services offered by the DTI through its Negosyo Centers, identify MSMEs with business operations within barangays, and conduct business development assistance and other services. Today, September 24, 2021, an NSB initiative was fulfilled in Barangay San Isidro. It was attended by 32 participants coming from different purok of the barangay together with the facilitators coming from National Govt. Agencies such as the Philippine Fiber Development Authority (PhilFiDA). There were trainings given (Taro Chips, Banana Chips, Binangkal and Meat Processing Making), IEC / Advocacy in RA 7394 or Consumer Act of the Philippines and Entrepreneurial mindsetting for those individuals that would like to have a business. BLGU San Isidro with their Punong Barangay Hon. Nicanor A. Quitoriano thru Sangguniang Barangay Member Zosimo Antop Jr. extended their greatest thanks to the different agencies who attended the said event. At the end of the program, a total of ten (10) participants were raffled to receive starter kits worth Php. 3,000.00! Special thanks to PD Rommel Cozo of DTI, SupTIDS Sylvia Ordiz of DTI, JBC Mark Pianar, Hon. Arlene Biando of San Isidro, Maribeth Magalso of Women Council San Isidro, MTIO Jan Michael Belena of NC Manay, Vina Ynclino, Joash De Guzman and Edmond Handucana of DTI Davao Oriental, Ronnie Anatacio of PhilFiDA and trainors Flordeliza Garao and Junalyn Auditor. The DTI Davao Oriental would also like to thank Mayor Japhet M. Quibo for the approval of this activity. Indeed, DTI assists and DTI works with the assistance of different stakeholders.
Article written by: Jan Michael Belena
A total of Php 144,000 financial assistance was distributed by the Municipal Mayor of Manay, Hon. Japhet Mantog Quibo together with the Municipal Mayor of Tarragona, Hon. Nestor L. Uy, the Punong Barangay of Brgy. Central, Hon. Michael Tagaunsod and the MSWDO, Maam Nora Flor Lague to the 30 Indigent Families Severely Affected by the fire incident occurred last July 28, 2021 in Brgy. Central, Tarragona, Davao Oriental.
Article written by: Manay Information Office
By embracing the 5 R’s of Zero-Waste, in this order, you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste you generate!
Refuse– say no to things you don’t need
Reduce– limit overconsumption of what you do need
Reuse – extend the lifecycle of the product
Recycle – learn the best way to sort your waste
Rot – compost anything that remains
Reminders For Solo Parents
In Barangay Taocanga, "Pag-tataan" or a celebration of the first harvest of an upland rice. Upland Rice is a kind of rice that is planted directly to a dry soil rather than to a paddy. This rice is harvestable every 4 months or depends on its variety. According to the farmers, it can be planted in any months of the year, the new generations preferred to plant it on Summer months especially May but the elders preferred to start planting on August to September. Have you had upland rice in your meal? Comment us your experience!
Note: The video was shot at Purok Poblacion, Barangay Taocanga.
ABACA -OLD MACOPA'S AGRICULTURE WONDER!
Barangay Old Macopa, one of the barangays of the Municipality of Manay is located at the southwestern portion of the municipality of Manay whose economic activity is more on Agriculture. Corn, Coconut, Banana and Abaca are the most common crops being planted by the farmers. 3rd on the list, Abaca yielded 104,300 metric tons on the year 2015 of the barangays' crop with 149 hectares being planted. With the current price and its popularity, Abaca is now widely planted to the different puroks and sitios. The variety of Senorita is common in the areas of Purok Malipayon, Taganaga, Gravahan, Madsayap, Buyo and Malinawon. Sinamuyo and Dabaw, native varities, also thrive together with the common Mindanaoan variety of Tangungon and Inusa. A mix of traditional and modern techniques, the Old Macopa abaca planters are keen on improving its performance. Thus making the Abaca industry a sought-after economic power and a potential investment area for the municipality.
KADI DA KAMO!
Come, visit and invest in Manay! by Jan Michael Belena
In photos is a group of surfers from Siargao that have visited the shorelines of Manay and tried surfing. The coastlines of Manay specifically in Manay Bay have identified to be potential for surfing during the months of November-March.
Photos from Julyeleven Gumop-as
The traditional handwoven textile of Mandaya, is made of lanot (abaca fibers, Musa textilis) using the abl'lun (backstrap loom). Weaving the "dagmay" has been passed on from one generation to another. Children, during their free time, help their mothers to segregate and knot the abaca fibers. When their feet can reach the siknan (foot brace) of the loom, the young girls are allowed to continue what their mothers and grandmothers have started to weave. Those who are willing to learn would stay by their mothers' side to observe and copy what their mothers are doing. Motifs and designs of the dagmay are mostly anthropomorphic and zoomorphic. The reptile is respected as shown by the regularity with which it appears in their design. Dagmay is not just an ordinary cloth; every design is considered sacred and a gift by the Tagamaling (spirit). Weavers would offer rituals to the Magbabaya (deity) to give them clear visions of the designs and concentration when laying the patterns. They would usually chew on betel nuts and burn ashes near them as part of their ritual. At present, the Mandaya weavers in Davao Oriental would mix commercial cotton with abaca to save time in preparing the materials and in weaving. At times, they also mix the commercial and natural dyes to make the colors look brighter and prevent the colors from fading away/fast.
Municipality of Manay Seal
Taken from the records of the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator's Office based on the transmittal from the National Historical Institute on 1995.
Official Local Government Website of the Municipality of Manay,Davao Oriental 2023