BPI-Guimaras joins International Coastal Clean-up

Jordan, Guimaras-the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center participated in the conduct of 31st International Coastal Clean-up in the province of Guimaras on October 25, 2016.

With this year’s theme, “Bayan ko Linis ko: Partnering Towards People’s Environment Movement”, the activity aims to remove waste from sea, control the disposal of trash, raise awareness and encourage local constituents to save the environment against hazards of marine debris from shorelines by transforming them into renewable materials.

Highlights of activity include the commitment of support and coastal clean-up at Brgy. Hoskyn, Jordan, Guimaras by different government agencies, local government units and private organizations with the local community. Hundreds of sacks of waste like plastics, marine debris, empty containers and other unwanted materials along the shorelines were collected and properly disposed.

To ensure sustainability of the program, a continuous clean-up in the area to be spearheaded by the local government unit was suggested. Waste Management and Entrepreneurship Project (Hoskyn Kadagatan kag Kababaihan-H2K) was also launched, which aims to provide local constituents livelihood especially the unemployed women’s group in the community through recycling of waste products into a usable and productive one.  With this, disposal of waste in the sea or at the shorelines will be minimized.

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BPI-Guimaras participations during the International Coastal Clean-up Day at Brgy. Hoskyn, Jordan, Guimaras.











BPI-Guimaras partakes on 2016 Techno Forum, Exhibits and Research Symposium

“Advancing Science and Technology towards Inclusive Growth (ASTIG) in Region 6” is this year’s theme of Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) Techno Forum, Exhibits and 26th Research Symposium.

This annual activity was participated by Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center being one of the consortium member agencies of WESVAARRDEC.  The Center took part in booth exhibits, where important technologies and information like good agricultural practice (GAP) on mango, National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) registered strains of Guimaras ‘Carabao’ mango and production of low-sugar and sulfite-free dried mangoes were showcased.  Different information, education and communication (IEC) materials on matured technologies on mango in the form of brochures were also distributed to interested individuals.

Moreover, the Center’s completed research; “Biological control of fruit flies using Beauveria bassiana through autodissemination” was presented during the research symposium, where it bagged 3rd price on biological science research category.

The Center’s participation to this activity is part of strengthening its linkages and collaboration with other research agencies in Region 6 and to promote and disseminate important information and technologies on mango.


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 BPI-Guimaras NCRDPSC’s participation to 2016 WESVAARRDEC Techno-forum, exhibits and research symposium.






BPI-Guimaras holds seminar on RA 9262


The Bureau of Plant Industry – Guimaras National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (BPI-GNCRDPSC) conducted a seminar on Anti-violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004 (RA 9262) on October 11, 2016.

The seminar which was attended by staff and personnel of the Center aims to spread awareness on the importance of valuing dignity of women and children and respect of human rights especially in the workplace.

Retired Police Superintendent Ma. Cecilia R. Detablan, who is also the President and Executive Director of Anti-Trafficking in Persons Advocates Network, Inc. discussed to the group the content and details of RA 9262.  She emphasized the different forms of violence against women and children, which include physical, sexual and psychological violence and economic abuse.  Further, she added that while RA 9262 protects women, however it does not also condone abuses against men or male employees.

The one-day seminar was conducted as part of the gender and development (GAD) program of the Center and it hopes that it would empower the staff and employees.  



Retired P/Supt. Detablan discussing RA 9262 with the Center’s staff (above photo) and the participants of the seminar (below photo).




 Miss Earth Candidates visits BPI-Guimaras


Five of the Miss Earth candidates, Miss Denmark, USA, Peru, Myanmar and Belize visited the Bureau of Plant Industry-Guimaras National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (BPI-Guimaras NCRDPSC) on October 17, 2016.

The candidates were welcomed through a short briefing concerning the Center’s programs and projects particularly on the production of export quality fruits and development of different environment-friendly technologies for sustainable production. Technology demonstration on the asexual propagation on mango by cleft grating was also showcased.  Moreover, production and experimental areas of the Center were visited.

During the short discussion, the Miss Earth Candidates were grateful to know and observe how the environment in the province of Guimaras is being taking care of.  Production of export quality agricultural crops and development of environment-friendly technologies that would lessen the use of synthetic pesticides were also appreciated. They hoped to visit the province again in the future to taste the popular Guimaras mango.

The visit of some of the candidates of Miss Earth 2016 in the Center and other agri-tourism areas in the province of Guimaras was part of their activities in promoting care and love for the mother earth.


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