Some 1000 indigent residents in 17 Barangays of Municipality of Manay have benefited from the program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that helps communities deal with the impacts of climate change. Under the DSWD’s Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Disaster Risk Reduction (RRP-CCAM DRR), the selection of beneficiaries undergo social process of the program and were given temporary employment through the cash-for-work scheme. The goal of the program is to enhance the capabilities of each individual and encourage the community to unite in order to effectively combat climate change. The program is implemented through projects anchored on the local climate change action plan of LGU Manay.
Article written by: Manay Information Officer
The LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT OF MANAY in cooperation of MENRO, MDRRMO, MIO, MAO, MFARMC, Fisherfolks, BARANGAY OFFICIALS and Functionaries, Purok Officials and Volunteers of COASTAL BARANGAYS participated in the clean-up drive along the coastlines on June 30, 2021 at 6am to 8am to coincide with the celebration of 54th ARAW ng DAVAO ORIENTAL with the local theme “Ligtas na Baybayin, Nagsimula sa akin" As early as six o’clock in the morning, volunteers moved quickly to the clean-up sites. Four Barangays including Central, Zaragoza , Holy Cross and San Ignacio in Manay joined the clean-up operation of our coastal areas. While the clean-up operation was in a social-distance friendly activity, the volunteers observed the usual health and safety protocols wearing face masks and hand sanitizing. The clean-up operation was a collective effort engaging community participation in keeping our marine environment healthy and a response to the urgent call of proper waste management. Volunteers picked-up trash along the shore lines and were able to collect wastes which consisted of biodegradable, non-biodegradable and residual wastes. Trash were also collected from nearby surroundings.
Article written by: Manay Information Officer
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