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SA KABUKIRAN 080319 FULL PROGRAM

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ROD IZON: IN THE MIDST OF THIS DOWNPOUR, WE CONTINUE WITH PUBLIC SERVICES FOR OUR HEROIC FARMERS, FARM-HANDS, AND SMALL-SCALE BUSINESSES IN THE TOWNS AND ALSO FOR OUR COUNTRYMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD ESPECIALLY THE ONES IN METRO MANILA. I AM RADYO PATROL 12 ROD IZON AT YOUR SERVICE FOR THE SATURDAY EPISODE OF SA KABUKIRAN THIS 3RD OF AUGUST 2019. OF COURSE, WE HAVE THE PANGKAT KABUKIRAN WITH US TO SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE IN FARMING AND AGRICULTURAL LIVELIHOODS. WE HAVE THE FARMER FROM NUEVA ECIJA, THE ENGINEER FARMER GERRY BALMEO. GOOD MORNING KA GERRY!

GERRY BALMEO: GOOD MORNING ROD, GOOD MORNING TO ALL OUR AVID VIEWERS FROM NUEVA ECIJA AND EVEN ISABELA AND PAMPANGA. WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO OUR WIDE RANGE OF VIEWERS AND LISTENERS.

ROD: AND FROM OUR FARMER ENGINEER, WE ALSO HAVE OUR FARMER INVENTOR, TATA LINO, WHO IS SITTING IN FOR KA ESME AND KA BERNIE. GOOD MORNING TATA LINO.

LINO BOA: GOOD MORNING KA ROD. GOOD MORNING TO ALL OUR VIEWERS AND LISTENERS AS WELL.

ROD: WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FORWARD TO LATER?

LINO: WE HAVE A SPECIAL TREAT FOR PIG-RAISERS. A FASTER WAY OF FEEDING PREGNANT SOWS. DEFINITELY SOMETHING PIG-RAISERS TO LOOK FORWARD TO.

ROD: YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR PIG-RAISERS. NOW, IF WE HAVE FARMERS, WE ALSO HAVE ADVOCATES WHO PUSH FOR THE WELFARE OF OUR FARMERS. WE HAVE IN THE STUDIO A DAUGHTER OF LAGUNA, CHERYLYN “CHE-CHE” MASICAT OF PILA, LAGUNA. GOOD MORNING CHE-CHE!

CHE-CHE MASICAT: GOOD MORNING, SIR ROD AND GOOD MORNING TO ALL OUR LISTENERS AND VIEWERS ESPECIALLY OUR FARMERS. GOOD MORNING ALSO TO OUR EXPERTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE.

ROD: IN A LITTLE WILL WHILE WE WILL HEAR FROM OUR GUEST FROM TEODOR, ORIENTAL MINDORO. HE IS A FARMER, JOHNNY SUERTE, AND HE WILL SHARE HIS STORY FOR “LANDAS NG TAGUMPAY”.

(GINTONG BUTIL STINGER)

ROD: FOR OUR WEEKLY GINTONG BUTIL,"SOMETIMES GOD WILL DESTROY OUR PLANS. WHEN HE SEES THAT OUR PLANS ARE GOING TO DESTRY US." [[FILIPINO TRANSLATION: MINSAN BINIBIGO NG MAYKAPAL ANG ATING MGA DALANGIN. MINSAN WINAWASAK PA NIYA ANG ATING MGA PLANO AT MGA PANGARAP. ANG DAHILAN, MARAHIL BATID NIYA NA ANG ATING BALAK AY HINDI MAKAKABUTI SA ATIN AT WAWASAK DIN SA ATING SARILI. TANDAAN MO RIN, DI NIYA DINIDINIG ANG IYONG DALANGIN DAHIL AYAW KA NIYANG SAKTAN. MAAARING MAY MAS MAGANDA SIYANG NILAAN NA PLANO PARA SA IYO. MAAARI RIN NAMANG, BATID NIYA NA HINDI KA PA HANDA KUNG ANO MAN ANG IYONG HILING AT DASAL MULA SA KANIYA.]]

(GINTING BUTIL STINGER)

(RONDA PROBINSYA STINGER)

ROD: FOR OUR RONDA PROBINSIYA, THE FISH KILL IN A RIVER IN ITOGON IS BLAMED ON ILLEGAL MINING IN THE AREA. LIVELIHOODS ARE AFFECTED. ACCORDING TO THE BARANGAY TINONGDAN’S CHAIRMAN, MINERS DRAIN CHEMICALS LIKE CYANIDE FROM GOLD PROCESSING INTO THE RIVER.

SINCE JANUARY, 5 CASES OF FISH KILL HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN THE AREA.

THIS DESPITE THE TOTAL BAN ON ALL TYPES OF MINING IN ITOGON LAST YEAR.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTO CRABS, BFAR HAS ISSUED A WARNING ON EATING THE KUMUNG-KUMUNG CRABS ESPECIALLY IN MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL. THE BUREAU OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES ISSUED A WARNING AGAINST EATING THE KUMUNG-KUMUNG CRABS ESPECIALLY DURING LOW TIDE. ACCORDING TO PROVINCIAL HEALTH RECORDS, 4 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FOOD POISONED SINCE 2018, 2 OF WHOM DIED WHILE THE OTHER TWO WERE HOSPITALIZED LAST JULY 19. ACCORDING TO THEIR DOCTOR, THEIR SYMPTOMS WERE SIMILAR TO HYPERTENSION AND NUMBING IN PARTS OF THE BODY. ACCORDING TO THE PROVINCIAL EPIDEMOLOGY UNIT, THE POISON WENT STRAIGHT FOR THE NERVOUS SYSTEM WHICH CAUSED THE NUMBING.

GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE FARMERS AFFECTED BY RICE TARRIFICATION! THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS WILLING AND READY TO STOP THE IMPORTATION OF RICE DURING HARVEST SEASON AS PER THE PRESIDENT’S ORDER. THIS IS AFTER LOCAL FARMERS COMPLAINED ABOUT FARM GATE PRICES OF LOCAL GRAINS DROPPING. THE AGENCY CONFIRMED THAT THEY WILL FOLLOW THE PRESIDENT’S ORDER DESPITE IT BEING AGAINST THE RICE TARRIFICATION LAW’S PROVISION OF NO LIMITS ON RICE IMPORTATION.

(RONDA PROBINSYA STINGER)

(LANDAS NG TAGUMPAY INVITATION CANNED SPIEL)

(LANDAS NG TAGUMPAY STINGER)

ROD: THIS MORNING WE HONOR A FARMER FROM SAN TEODOR, ORIENTAL MINDORO WHO NOT ONLY PAID US A VISIT BUT WILL ALSO SHARE HIS LEARNINGS AND EXPERIENCES THAT BROUGHT HIM LUCK. ACCORDING TO HIM, IN PERSEVERANCE THERE IS SUCCESS. NO DREAM IS OUT OF REACH WHEN THE HEART AND MIND ARE STRONG. POVERTY IS NOT A HINDRANCE TO A FARMER FATHER WHO ENSURED HIS SON BECAME A BETTER FARMER. WE HAVE HERE IN THE STUDIO THE LUCK-BRINGER, THE FARMER JOHNNY SUERTE! GOOD MORNING, KA JOHNNY!

JOHNNY SUERTE: GOOD MORNING, KA ROD. GOOD MORNING TO ALL LISTENING TO US TODAY.

ROD: YOU ARE FROM SAN TEODOR, ORIENTAL MINDORO?

JOHHNY: YES, SIR!

ROD: GREET YOUR FELLOW FARMERS IN THE REGION.

JOHNNY: GOOD MORNING TO MY FELLOW FARMERS FROM SAN TEODORO

AND OTHER PARTS OF ORIENTAL MINDORO.

ROD: WE ALSO HAVE KA GERRY BALMEO, TATA LINO, AND CHECHE MASICAT. I HEAR THAT YOU PRACTICE NATURAL AND ORGANIC FARMING?

JOHNNY: YES, SIR.

ROD: YOU’VE MENTIONED PLANTING FRUIT TREES. MY QUESTION IS DO YOU COME FROM A FAMILY OF FARMERS?

JOHNNY: MY FATHER CAME FROM A LINE OF FARMERS.

ROD: HE IS A FARMER?

JOHNNY: YES, AND MY MOTHER AS WELL.

ROD: SO THEY HELP EACH OTHER. HOW MANY ARE YOU IN THE FAMILY?

JOHNNY: I HAVE 8 SIBLINGS.

ROD: A TOTAL OF 9! AND WHERE DO YOU FIT IN THAT ORDER?

JOHNNY: I’M THE SECOND ELDEST.

ROD: YOUR FATHER MUST HAVE HAD HIS HANDS FULL MAKING SURE THE FAMILY LINEAGE CONTINUES. ASIDE FROM FARMING, WHAT ELSE DID YOU GROW UP TO IN THE FARM?

JOHNNY: WE PLANT EVERYTHING IN THE FARM LIKE BANANAS AND KAMOTENG KAHOY

ROD: EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AND COOKED.

JOHNNY: ALL THE FRUITS CAN BE COOKED AND EATEN.

ROD: WITH ALL THE MOUTHS TO FEED, YOU REALLY NEED LOTS OF VEGETABLES …

JOHNNY: AND WE DIDN’T HAVE TO GO TO THE MARKET.

ROD: AND DESPITE POVERTY, YOUR PARENTS WERE ABLE TO PUT YOU THROUGH SCHOOL?

JOHHNY: ACTUALLY, MY PARENTS COULDN’T AFFORD MUCH WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN. FRUITS DIDN’T SELL MUCH IN THE 70s SO I CAME TO MANILA AND WORKED DIFFERENT JOBS.

ROD: SO, YOU LEFT THE FARM AND WORKED …

JOHNNY: AFTER GRADUATING FROM COLLEGE, I WENT BACK TO AGRICULTURE

ROD: SO, YOU WENT BACK TO FARMING AND GOT LUCKY. HOW BIG IS YOUR FARM NOW?

JOHHNY: MINE IS 30 HECTARES GIVE OR TAKE, AND MY FAMILY AND SIBLINGS MANAGE THE OTHERS.

ROD: WHAT ARE THE NATURAL AND ORGANIC FARMING TECHNIQUES YOU DEVELOPED?

JOHNNY: I’M FOCUSING ON MY LANZONES HARVEST. AT THE BEGINNING, I PLANTED CITRUS, THE DALANGHITA ALSO CALLED CINTURIS. THERE WASN’T MUCH PROFIT DUE TO OVERSUPPLY AND THE PRICE WAS TOO LOW.

ROD: THESE ARE THE ONES WE’RE FLASHING ON TV NOW. HE EVEN BROUGHT THEM HERE FROM HIS FARM.

JOHNNY: I’M REALLY FOCUSING ON THE LANZONES, ESPECIALLY THE DUKO AND LUNGKONG. THROUGH ATTENDING MEETINTE REGULARLY AND STUDYING ON MY OWN, I WAS ABLE TO HARVEST HALF A TON OF LANZONES FROM ONE TREE.

ROD: JUST ONE TREE…

JOHNNY: YES, FROM ONE LANZONES TREE.

ROD: ONE TON?

JOHNNY: HALF.

ROD: TRULY BLESSED! WHAT’S YOUR SECRET? SHARE WITH US HOW YOU PLANTED THE LANZONES TREE?

JOHNNY: TRUTHFULLY, IT’S A LONG STORY…

ROD: IT DIDN’T START FROM A SEED?

JOHNNY: NO, IT WAS GRAFTED. WAITING TOOK UP MUCH OF THE PROCESS TIME. IT WILL TAKE 15-20 YEARS BEFORE YOU GET RESULTS THAT’S WHY I WANT TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCES WITH OTHERS SO THEY’LL UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS FROM THE START AND DO IT RIGHT. IT’S BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE HOLE IS DUG DEEP ENOUGH AND THEN PUT THE FERTILIZER IN RIGHT AFTER PLANTING. TAKE CARE OF IT UNTIL IT REACHES TWO FEET THEN YOU WORK ON BRANCHING OUT BIT BY BIT.

ROD: WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU USE FOR BRANCHING? DO YOU NIP OFF THE BUDS?

JOHNNY: THE SITE WHERE YOU PLANT WILL DICTATE HOW THE BRANCHING GOES. IF YOU PLANT IT UNDER TREE SHADES, I CALL IT A LITTLE HARD-HEADED. EVEN WITH THE PRUNING, IT’LL CAUSE PROBLEMS AND WOULDN’T BRANCH. SO WHAT I DO IS I MAKE SURE SUNLIGHT PENETRATES THROUGH THE SHADE AND BY 10AM OR 12NN, THE TOPS WILL HAVE SOFTENED AND WILL USUALLY START BRANCHING.

ROD: WHAT ELSE IS IN THE PROCESS?

JOHNNY: YOU TAKE OUT THE INTERLAPPING AND OVERLAPPING BRANCHES BECAUSE THEY START RUBBING AGAINST EACH OTHER WHEN THE WIND BLOWS. MAKE SURE IT OPENS TO A CAVITY.

ROD: THE GRAPES NEED TO BE PRUNED BEFORE FLOWERING. IS IT THE SAME WITH LANZONES?

JOHNNY: YOU ONLY PRUNE THE LANZONES TO HAVE IT START BRANCHING BUT AFTER IT GROWS SUBSTANTIALLY, THERE’S NO NEED FOR PRUNING. JUST TAKE OUT THE SMALL INNER BRANCHES.

ROD: HOW WAS YOUR HARVEST WITH THE OLD SYSTEM?

JOHNNY: AT THE BEGINNING WITH THE NATIVE LANZONES, WE’RE LUCKY TO GET 100-200 KILOS.

ROD: AND TODAY YOU GET ONE TON FROM ONE TREE. HOW MANY LANZONES TREES DO YOU HAVE NOW?

JOHNNY: NOT ALL OF THE TREES DO BUT SOME BEAR MORE THAN HALF A TON.

ROD: WITH THE VOLUME OF HARVEST, IS THE SIZE OF THE FRUITS AFFECTED?

JOHNNY: NORMALLY, YOUNG TREES BEAR BIGGER FRUITS BUT BY THEN SECOND, THIRD HARVEST AND THE FRUITS HAVE DOUBLED, THEY USUALLY FALL OFF WITH THE FLOWERS. THEY GET SMALLER. THIS IS THE NATURAL BEHAVIOR OF PLANTS.

CHECHE: ASIDE FROM LANZONES AND CITRUS, WHAT ELSE IS IN YOUR FARM?

JOHNNY: ACTUALLY, IT’S SIMILAR TO A FRUIT SALAD, FRUIT BOWL

ROD: COMPLETE FRUIT SALAD?

JOHNY: ALMOST EVERYTHING. I DID MULTIPLE CROPPING. UNDER THE DESONESAN, I HAVE PINEAPPLES. THE BANANAS ARE INTERCROPPED, EVEN THE GUYABANO, GABI, EVERYTHING...

ROD: MIXING UP DOESN’T CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS?

JOHNNY: NO. MY OUTLOOK IS THAT IF A PLANTED SOMETHING, CASSAVA OR GABI, IN BETWEEN, THE SOIL GETS CULTIVATED AFTER HARVEST. THE ROOTS PENETRATE … WE SAVE SOME MONEY FROM HAVING TO CLEAN AND CROP. IT’S BECAUSE WE USE THE BIGGER GABI AND CASSAVA …

ROD: WHAT KIND OF GABI IS IT? IN BATAAN, MOST OF THE GABI WE PLANT ARE CALLE GABING SUNGSONG. WHAT ABOUT YOURS?

JOHNNY: IT’S CALLED TAKWAY. THERE’S VIOLET AND WHITE. THE NATIVR ONES. I CAN PLANT JUST ONE WITH THE WHITES BUT MOST LIKELY I PLANT IT IN THE WETTER AREAS.

ROD: YOU BROUGHT A LOT OF DURIAN. WE COULDN’T BRING THEM IN THE STUDIO BECAUSE OF THE SMELL.

JOHNNY: THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT IT THAT I’D LIKE TO SHARE TO THE LISTENERS.THE BRANCHES BREAK DUE TO THE VOLUME AND WEIGHT OF FRUITS. I SOMETIMES JOKE THAT MY LANZONES KNOWS I NEED THE MONEY.

ROD: THEY’RE ALL BEAUTIFUL.

GERRY BALMEO: HIS TECHNIQUE WITH BREAKING THE BRANCHES AFTER WARMING THEM UNDER THE SUN HELPS THE BRANCHES GROW.

ROD: OTHERS MIGHT THINK BREAKING OFF THESE BRANCHES WILL KILL THE TREE BUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE HERE, IT EVEN HELPS THE TREE GROW MORE BRANCHES.

JOHNNY: THE LOGIC IS THIS – ONCE THE TREE GROWS, NOT JUST THE LANZONES. FIRST, ONCE IT GROWS TALL, THE FRUITS LESSEN. SECOND, IF IT’S EXPOSED WIND, TYPHOONS, THE ROOTS OF THE LANZONES TREE, ACCORDING TO MY STUDIES, ARE LIKE CHICKEN FEET. THE BRANCHES DRY OUT. MY STUDIES FOCUS ON THE NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS OR BEHAVIOR OF PLANTS.

ROD: APART FROM THAT, CHE …

CHE-CHE: THE FERTILIZER MUST BE GOOD TOO AND SINCE YOUR FARM IS NATURAL AND ORGANIC, DO YOU MAKE YOUR OWN FERTILIZER?

JOHNNY: ACTUALLY, I ONLY PUT FERTILIZER ON THE NEWLY PLANTED ONES.

ROD: YOU HAVE A LOT. YOU EVEN HAVE MANGOSTEEN, AVOCADO, DURIAN, LANSONES, DUKO, THE NATIVE... HE HAS LUGKONG, MANGOSTEEN, RAMBUTAN, MARANG, SANTOL, AVOCADO, GUYABANO, LANGKA ETC. THE FRUIT SALAD IS ALMOST COMPLETE. SO HOW DID YOU SHARE THIS SUCCESS WITH NEARBY TOWNS?

JOHNNY: I SHARE MY SYSTEM SO NO ONE MAKES THE SAME MISTAKES I DID.

ROD: YOU NOW HAVE A LOT OF HARVESTS, TON BY TONS. NOW THE PROBLEM IS WHO WOULD BUY THEM OFF YOU … SO IF YOU HAVE A CONTACT NUMBER FOR OUR LISTENERS AND VIEWERS WHO WANT LANZONES, DUKO, DURIAN, AND OTHERS LIKE MANGOSTEEN, RAMBUTAN, MARANG, ETC. WE’RE LOOKING FOR LUCKY BUYERS TO BUY FROM JOHNNY’S LUCKY HARVESTS. SO WHAT’S YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER, NOT JUST FOR PROSPECTIVE BUYERS BUT ALSO THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN FROM YOU.

JOHNNY: MY LANDLINE IS 941-6572.

ROD: AND YOUR CELLULAR NUMBER?

JOHNNY: 0999-346-0557

ROD: THERE YOU HAVE IT. IN CASE YOU MISSED THE NUMBERS, YOU MAY ALSO ASK OUR COMPANIONS HERE, SHIELA TUBALINAN OR ELLAIZA MAE BULATAO AND EJ LAZARO FOR HIS CONTACT NUMBERS. WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO INSPIRE OUR FARMERS AND EVERYONE ELSE.

JOHNNY: THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS ARE PERSEVERANCE, PATIENCE, AND DETERMINATION.

ROD: EXACTLY.

JOHNNY: MORE PATIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE REALITY DOESN’T ALWAYS MEET EXPECTATIONS ESPECIALLY WITH UNCONTROLLABLE EVENTS LIKE TYPHOONS.

ROD: YES

JOHNNY: MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE STAND UP WHEN WE FALL. MORE IMPORTANT IS DETERMINATION.

ROD: AND THAT IS THE STORY OF SUCCESS OF MR. JOHNNY SUERTE, THE FARMER FROM SAN TEODOR, ORIENTAL MINDORO. AS HE SAID, IF YOU STUMBLE, YOU GET UP. EVERY DISAPPOINTMENT IS A STEP CLOSER TO YOUR GOAL, AND IT MAY TAKE A WHILE BUT YOU WILL GET THERE SOON ENOUGH.

(LANDAS NG TAGUMPAY STINGER)

ROD: FROM OUR GUEST JOHNNY SUERTE WHO FOUND LUCK IN FRUIT-BEARING TREES, WE HEAD OVER TO NUEVA ECIJA WHEN RICE PLANTING TURNED TO VEGETABLE GROWING. LET’S FIND OUT FROM A REPORT BY KA-GERRY BALMEO!

(ANO NGA BA 'YAN SEGMENT STINGER)

GERRY BALMEO: WE ARE IN A QUAINT PLACE IN SAN ISIDRO. WE’RE HERE TO TALK TO SOMEONE PLANTING PATOLA, WHICH ARE ABOUT TO GO OUT FOR THE SEASON BUT NOW THEY’RE PLANTING SILI. HOW MUCH DID YOU MAKE SELLING PATOLA THAT YOU NOW SWITCHED TO SILI?

IMBONG VILLAS: PATOLA HARVEST SEASON IS ALMOST OVER SO WE JUMPED ON THE OPPORTUNITY WITH SILI SO HARVEST CONTINUES.

GERRY: AND WHAT OTHER VEGETABLES DO YOU GROW HERE?

IMBONG: WE HAVE OUR PATOLA HERE. AFTER THIS SEASON, WE MIGHT GROW AMPALAYA NEXT.

GERRY: AND OTHER GOURDS…

IMBONG: BUT AMPALAYA COMES FIRST

GERRY: WHERE ELSE DO YOU PLANT AMPALAYA.

IMBONG: OVER THERE

GERRY: LET’S GO THERE.

GERRY: THERE AMPALAYA AREA. YOU CAN SEE HOW BIG IT IS. HOW MANY DAYS BETWEEN PLANTING THEM AND HARVEST?

IMBONG:  WE HARVEST AFTER 45 DAYS SO THESE ONES ARE UP TO AROUNS 55 DAYS NOW AND THREE HARVESTS. WE HARVEST EVERY 5 DAYS NOW.

GERRY: HOW’S THE MARKET FOR THESE? HOW DO YOU PRICE THEM?

IMBONG: IT’S DOING OKAY. WE SELL THESE FOE 40 PESOS PER KILO.

GERRY: GOOD. THEY PICK THEM UP HERE? YOU DON’T DELIVER?

IMBONG: WE DON’T DELIVER THESE ANYMORE.

GERRY: GOOD. GOOD. LET’S THANK THEM.

IMBONG: THANK YOU.

GERRY:  I’M VERY FOND OF LOOKING THESE AMPALAYA AREA. AND I JUST OBSERVED THAT THESE ARE NEW ONES BECAUSE IF EVER YOUR PROFIT WILL LIKELY VERY HIGH BY NOW? LET’S HOPE FOR THE WEATHER WOULD BE GOOD TO US.

GERRY: AND WE’RE CONTINUING HERE IN ONE OF THEIR AREA WHERE THEY PLANT UPO. THEY ARE BROTHERS, PLANTING HERE TOGETHER. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE MR. VILLAS.

MANNY VILLAS: HI! MY NAME IS MANNY VILLAS, I PLANT VEGETABLES HERE. RIGHT NOW, WE JUST LET THESE UPO TO CRAWL INSTEAD OF THE OTHER METHOD BECAUSE IT IS MORE COSTLY THAN LET THE PLANT CRAWL. IN THE SPAN OF 55 AND 60 DAYS WE CAN HARVEST ITS FRUIT. FASTER WHAT RICE COULD ACHIEVE WHICH WILL TOOK 120 DAYS BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN HARVEST. WITH THESE, WE CAN HARVEST AFTER 55 DAYS ONLY. WE COULD HARVEST EVERY OTHER DAY, THE INCOME HERE IS MUCH FASTER.

GERRY: YOU’RE FAMILY ARE SOLVED HERE. YOU COULD GET…

MANNY: FOR OUR DAILY EXPENSES, WITH PLANTING RICE, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. WE WILL WAIT FOR A LONG TIME BUT WILL GOT NOTHING IN RETURN. IT’S EXPENSIVE TO PLANT RICE BUT THE SELLING PRICE IS VERY LOW. THAT’S WHY WE TURN IN PLANTING VEGETABLES. WITH VEGETABLES, INVESTMENT IS NOT THAT HIGH BUT WE COULD SOURCE OUR DAILY LIVING HERE.

GERRY: YOUR INTENTION AS A FARMER IS GOOD EVEN YOU TURN TO PLANTING VEGETABLES. WE CAN’T ARGUE ON THAT ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE EXPENSE OF OUR FAMILIES. OKAY SIR, WHAT DO WE ELSE HAVE HERE?

MANNY: WE ALSO HAVE AMPLAYA HERE. FOR NOW WE HARVESTED FOR LIKE THREE TIMES NOW.

GERRY: YOU HARVESTED FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE TIMES. HOW ABOUT THE PROFIT? IS IT ANY GOOD? (IT’S GOOD) AND I ALSO KNOW, THESE STALKS COULD ALSO SOLD TOO, LIKE WHAT WE SHOOT THERE EARLIER. ASIDE FROM THAT, DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANTED VEGETABLES HERE?

MANNY: WE ALSO HAVE CHILI TO BE PLANTED HERE, UNDERNEATH THE AMPLAYA.

GERRY: THERE, THEY HAVE CHILI PLANTED HERE RIGHT AWAY.

MANNY: IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN THE AMPALAYA IS NEAR ITS LIFE CYCLE, WE WILL PLANT THESE CHILI IMMEDIATELY SO WE COULD HAVE A CONTINUOUS HARVEST.

GERRY: ALRIGHT. SAY THANKS TO OUR LISTENERS.

VILLAS FARMERS: THANK YOU.

(ANO NGA BA 'YAN SEGMENT STINGER)

ROD: NOW, IN OUR USAPANG AGRI SEGMENT LET’S HEAR THE BOUNTIFUL LIFE IN FISHING FROM THIS REPORT OF CHE-CHE MASICAT.

(USAPANG AGRI SEGMENT STINGER)

ROD: PROSPEROUS LIFE IN FISH FARMING, HERE’S CHE-CHE MASICAT’S REPORT.

(PLAY CANNED REPORT)

CHE-CHE MASICAT: FOR MORE THAN 41 YEARS, MANG VIC SANTOS MAKE HIS LIVING IN FISHING BANGUS, SHRIMP, AND CRABS. WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND THIS, MAN VIC AND ALMOST EVERYDAY YOU COULD SUPPLY THIS KIND OF GOODS?

VIC SANTOS: THE SECRET IN FISHERY IS JUST TO BE INDUSTRIOUS AND IN THESE 72 HECTARES OF WATER AREA, WHERE I ROAM AROUND, WE DO A LOT OF THINGS AND WE DO IT ALMOST REPETITIVELY.

CHE-CHE: HOW MUCH OF THESE CRABS AND PRAWNS CAN YOU HARVEST, INCLUDING THE SHRIMPS AND THE BANGUS?

VIC: IT DEPENDS ON THE WATER, MA’AM. SOMETIMES THE WATER QUALITY IS VERY GOOD, SOMETIMES IT’S NOT.

CHE-CHE: SO HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE YOUR FISHES HERE? CAN WE PLACE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE BANGUS, THEN THE CRABS INSIDE ONE FISHPEN?

VIC: THEY ARE ALL IN THERE, THE CRABS, SHRIMPS, THE BANGUS, TILAPIA BUT THE PREPARATION FOR EACH IS DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER. THE BOLUS PROCESS WAS DONE SEPERATELY, THE NEED DIFFERENT RECEPTACLE FROM THERE.

CHE-CHE: WHAT WILL GO FIRST?

VIC: WE CAN DO IT SIMULTANEOUSLY BUT WE MUST PUT IT TO DIFFERENT CONTAINERS FIRST THEN WE WILL MIXED THEM LATTER IN THE PROCESS.

CHE-CHE: HOW ABOUT THE BANGUS, HOW MANY MONTHS DOES IT TAKE BEFORE YOU COULD HARVEST IT?

VIC: AFTER THREE MONTHS, WE COULD HARVEST FROM THAT TIME. SOMETIMES, IT TOOK US FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS BUT WHEN WE REACHED THAT PERIOD, A SINGLE FISH COULD REACH AS MUCH AS HALF A KILO EACH.

CHE-CHE: HOW ABOUT THE SHRIMPS?

VIC: THE SHRIMPS COULD GET SO HUGE IF YOU WILL LET FOUR MONTHS TO PAST.

CHE-CHE: THE CRABS, HOW WAS IT?

VIC: IT DEPENDS. SOMETIMES IT WILL TOOK US TWO MONTHS AND A HALF. DEPENDS OF THE TYPE BUT IF WE HAVE THES TYPE WE CALLED LANGAW-LANGAW, IT COULD TAKE US FIVE MONTHS.

CHE-CHE: WHAT DO YOU FEED TO YOUR ANIMALS HERE, SIR?

VIC: RIGHT NOW, WE FED MY FISH WITH LEFTOVERS FROM SOME BAKESHOPS, THAT’S WHAT I FEED THEM.

CHE-CHE: HOW ABOUT THE OVERALL HEALTH OF YOUR FISHES HERE? DO THEY EVEN CATCH DISEASES?

VIC: WE HAVE A LOT OF PROBLEMS HERE. ONE TIME; A FISH KILL WILL HAPPEN HERE. BUT I THINK, IT’S THE NEW NORM NOW HERE MAYBE BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING CLIMATE BUT ANYWAY WE’RE OKAY HERE, STILL SURVIVING, STILL EARNING SOME PROFIT. WHAT WE REALLY CONCERN ABOUT SOMETIMES IS BY THE TIME WHEN THE CALAMITY REALLY STRIKES HERE.

CHE-CHE: BUT IN OVER 41 YEARS IN THIS BUSINESS, WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU EARN FROM FISHING?

VIC: IN THIS BUSINESS OF FISHING, ALL OF MY PROPERTIES WAS SOURCED BECAUSE OF THIS. ONE OF DECENT JOBS YOU CAN HAVE AND AT THE SAME TIME ENTERTAINING.

CHE-CHE: AS YOUR PARTING WORDS, SIR VIC, WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU COULD ADVICE TO OUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN WHO WANTS TO START BUSINESS LIKE THIS IN FISHING.

VIC: IN THIS BUSINESS, IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A REALLY GOOD PARTNER. AND IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE, I COULD OFFER MY PLACE, LESSONS I LEARNED IN 40 YEARS, I COULD SHARE IT TO ALL OF YOU. NO EXTRA FEE. I COULD TEACH YOU THE ACTUAL THING, NOT JUST THE ONE YOU COULD SEE ON THOSE BLACKBOARDS.

CHE-CHE: FREE?

VIC: YES, FREE. RIGHT FROM START, PREPARATION, FEEDING AND GROWING THE FISHES, HOW TO SELL, AND HARVEST, YOU COULD ALL LEARN THAT IF YOU JUST PERSEVERE.

CHE-CHE: ARE YOU ALWAYS OPEN HERE EVEN ON A WEEKEND?

VIC: WE DON’T HAVE ANY DAY-OFFS HERE. MOST OF THE TIME WE ARE HERE. CHRISTMAS, NEW YEAR, YOU NAME IT, AS LONG AS WE HAVE SOMETHING TO CATCH HERE, WE WILL ALWAYS HERE.

CHE-CHE: AND LIKE WHAT MANG VIC SANTOS SAID, IF YOU HAVE THE PERSEVERANCE IN FISHING, YOUR BANGUS, SHRIMPS, PRAWNS, AND CRABS ARE SURELY WILL BE ABUNDANT.

(USAPANG AGRI SEGMENT STINGER)

ROD: WE’VE GOT A LOT OF REACTION HERE WITH MR. JOHNNY SUERTE’S STORY A WHILE AGO. DR. RUDY PUNZALAN SAID THAT MR. JOHNNY SUERTE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A GOOD FARMER. MESSAGE FROM DR. RUDY PUNZALAN OF LAUR, NUEVA ECIJA. ALSO, WE HAVE CHAIRMAN DIEZ ATIENZA HERE WHO’S EXTENDING HIS CONGRATULATUONS TO YOU, MR. JOHNNY SUERTE, IT ALSO INCLUDING MR. WILLY APOSTOL AND TIBONG FORBES WISHING THAT THEY COULD ALSO LEARN ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE DONE.

(HUNTAHAN ON-AIR PROGRAM STINGER)

ROD: TODAY, WHAT IS THIS KNOWLEDGE THAT TATA LINO WOULD SHARE WITH US? GOOD MORNING, TATA LINO! WHAT IS THAT FUNNEL YOU BROUGHT TODAY?

LINO BOA: THAT’S RIGHT. THIS IS A FUNNEL. A FUNNEL THAT WE’RE USING IN FEEDING GESTATING AND PREGNANT PIGS. BECAUSE IF WE WOULD TRY TO FEED ALL OF THESE PIGS, IT WOULD CONSUME A LOT OF OUR TIME BEFORE WE COULD EVEN REACH OUR 25TH. WE JUST WANT TO REDUCE THE STRESS OF OUR OPIGS DURING FEEDING.

ROD: IS THAT YOUR IDEA? YYOU’RE REALLY GREAT, TATA LINO!

LINO: I MAD THIS ONE IN A CERTAIN LEVEL BECAUSE A HOG RAISER HAS HAVING PROBLEM ON HOW HE COULD FEED HIS PIGS BECAUSE WITH THE MANUAL PROCESS, SOME OF HIS PREGNANT PIGS GOT INTO TROUBLE OF HAVING A MISCARRIAGE. THAT’S WHY I MADE THIS FUNNEL WHICH COULD HOLD FEEDS UP TO A COUPLE OF KILOS. THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THIS IS MEASURED AT 6 INCHES WHILE THE HEIGHT IS AROUND 10 INCHES. THEN THERE IS A VALVE HERE WHEN YOU TWIST, IT WILL OPEN AND THE FEEDS WILL GO RIGHT DOWN TO THE FOOD RECEPTACLE OF YOUR PIGS. USING THIS, YOU COULD FEED YOUR PIGS IN JUST THREE MINUTES, JUST MAKE SURE FOOD WAS ALREADY POURED THERE FIRST. AFTER YOU FED OR CLEAN IT, YOU CAN PUT SOME FEEDS AGAIN.

GERRY: IN OTHER WORDS, YOU DID THIS TO LESSEN THE STRESS OF THE PIGS? FOR THEM TO GET NO MISCARRIAGES. BECAUSE WHEN ITS FEEDING TIME, YOUR PIGS WILL ALL CRY FOR ITS FOOD, THAT’S WHAT THEY ALWAYS DID.

ROD: DOES THE OWNER WILL NOT LOSE ANY PROFIT FROM THAT PROCESS OF FEEDING?

LINO: YOU WILL JUST FEED THEM THREE TIMES A DAY. EVERY 7, 11, THEN AT 4. AFTER THAT YOU WILL REFILL IT. WITH JUST ONE TWIST YOU COULD FEED UP TO 25 IN A ROW.

ROD: THERE! BY THE WAY, GLORIA CATALASAN IS WATCHING US RIGHT NOW. SHE SAID THAT SHE’S LEARNING A LOT FROM US ESPECIALLY TO THE STORY OF MR. JOHNNY SUERTE. SIR, YOU HAVE A LOT OF FANS HERE. WE ALSO HAVE ROMNICK MACALLA, WATCHING FROM BALUD MASBATE. THERE YOU GO. FOR EXAMPLE, KA GERRY ASKED YOU TO MAKE ONE OF THOSE?

LINO: WHY NOT?

ROD: IS IT FREE FOR KA GERRY?

LINO: IT NIS NOW EASY TO FEED THEM.

ROD: THERE, SO, NOW HE WILL RAISE A LOT OF PIGS NOW.

CHE-CHE: TATA LINO, HOW MUCH ONE OF THOSE COULD COST OUR FARMERS?

LINO: THIS ONE MECHANISM COULD COST 500.

ROD: JUST 500?

LINO: YES, FOR ONE.

ROD: FEEDING YOUR PIGS WILL BE NO PROBLEM ANYMORE. YOU DON’T NEED TO FIND FOR ANY TOOLS IN FEEDING THESE PIGS.

LINO: IN FEEDING THESE PIGS, WE USE DIFFENT MEASURES, IT DEPENDS IF IT’S GESTATING OR NURSING, IF IT IS FAT OR THIN, WE ALREADY STANDBY SOMETHING FOR EACH CASES.

ROD: AT LEAST WITH THIS YOU CAN MEASURE HOW MUCH OF A FEED OF YOUR ANIMALS COULD EAT.

ROD: WOW! THE TIME PASSED SO QUICKLY ESPECIALLY IF IT’S TATA LINO SPEAKING HERE. NEXT TIME, MORE INVENTIONS AWAITS YOU HERE ESPECIALLY FROM OUR COMPANION HERE, TATA LINO. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING THERE, KA GERRY? YOUR FANS?

GERRY: I JUST WANT TO GREET SOME PEOPLE. CAN YOU IMAGINE IT, SOME PEOPLE FROM THE MILITARY WHO ARE JUST HAPPENED LOVE TO PLANT IS LISTENING TO US RIGHT NOW? LIKE BAT-COM VALDEZ, COL. VALDEZ…NEXT TIME I WILL BRING MY LIST HERE. WE HAVE A LOT OF LISTENERS AND VIEWERS HERE IN OUR PROGRAM. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

ROD: HEY TO OUR REGULAR PATRON THERE, ENGR. ISIDRO FAJARILLAGA OF NUEVA ECIJA. DON RAMON HERNANDEZ AND ATTY. CAPUCHINO, AMANTE CAPUCHINO.

LINO: IT’S ALMOST KA ESMY REYES’ BIRTHDAY. KA BERNIE, WHEN WILL YOU COME BACK HERE?

GERRY: IT’S MY WIFE BIRTHDAY TODAY! I ALMOST FORGOT.

ROD: ALSO, GOOD MORNING TO MR. WINSTON TORRES OF SAN VICENTE, STO. TOMAS, BATANGAS, ONE OF OUR AVID LISTENERS OF SA KABUKIRAN FROM PASTOR TERESO PACHICA.

GERRY: KA ROD, IT’S MY WIFE’S BIRTHDAY TODAY.

ROD: HOW MANY WIVES DO YOU REALLY HAVE? WHO AMONG THEM? THE ONE YOU HAVE HERE? NOT THE ONE YOU HERE THE OTHER DAY?

GERRY: (LAUGHS)

CHE-CHE: SOMEONE FROM NUEVA ECIJA ALSO TEXTED US. JOJO VILLAREAL IS ALSO INVITING US BECAUSE HE JUST HARVESTED A LOT OF AMPLAYA.

ROD: THAT’S VERY RIGHT TIMING! RIGHT FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO REALLY LOVES VEGETABLES.

ROD: OUR TIME FLIES SO FAST ESPECIALLY IF YOU DOING IT IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC SERVICE.

(GINTONG BUTIL STINGER)

ROD: FOR OUR GINTONG BUTIL,” MOTHERS DON'T FEAR DEATH, THEY'RE AFRAID OF LIVING BEHIND THERE CHILDREN KNOWING THAT NOBODY WILL LOVE AND CARE FOR THEM LIKE SHE DID." [[FILIPINO TRANSLATION: ANG ISANG DAKILANG INA AY HINDI TAKOT SA KANIYANG KAMATAYAN. ANG KINATATAKOT NG ISANG DAKILANG INA AY ANG MAIWAN, MAULILA NIYA ANG KANIYANG MGA ANAK DAHIL ANG KANIYANG PAKIRAMDAM WALANG SINO MANG MAKAKAPAGBIGAY NG HIGIT NA PAGMAMAHAL NA KANIYANG IPINADARAMA AT GINAGAWA BAWAT SANDALI PARA KANIYANG MGA SUPLING MALIBAN SA KANIYANG SARILING PAGKALINGA.]]

(GINTONG BUTIL STINGER)

ROD: IN THE NAME OF OUR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SHIELA TUBALINAL, ELLAIZA MAE BULATAO AND EJ LAZARO. TO ECCA BILLATE, OUR RESEARCHER. ARNOLD MALICDEM, ROSS GADDI, JERSON CRUZ, JULIAN CRUZ. JON IBAÑEZ, OUR DESK EDITOR. WENG CASAMA AND RED MAGLALANG OF DZMM TELERADYO. IN OUR RADIO ENGINEERING, ENGINEER RAMON ALANO AND HAROLD PIOZO. IN THE NAME OF CHE-CHE MASICAT, TO OUR ENGINEER-FARMER GERRY BALMEO, TATA LINO, AND TO OUR GUEST WHO BROUGHT US INSPIRATION THIS MORNING, THE LUCK THAT CAME WITH MR. JOHNNY SUERTE, A FARMER FROM SAN TEODOR, ORIENTAL MINDORO. AT YOUR SERVICE, ROD IZON, RADYO PATROL NUMBER 12, IT’S MY PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU.

(UP BED)

(END OF PROGRAM)

 

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