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Marhay na aga sa saindo gabos na kasaro kan pamilyang minatubod sa paglaom na pagyamanon an satuyang kulturang Bikolnon.

Ako tabi si Pading Berto na minagikan pa sa syudad kan Naga pero nasa Daet, Camarines Norte na. Sa ngonyan, ako asin an sakuyang agom na si Fe an nagpapadagos kan simpleng pagmawot na buhayon asin maibalik an pagkamoot kan bagong henerasyon sa satuyang pinagdakulaan. An satuyang nagagadan nang Kulturang Bikolnon sa literatura asin iba pang mga Bikolnon kaiba na at mga tigsik asin rawitdawit.

Sa samuyang dikit na kwarta pero mayaman na pagtubod asin pagtubod, naitugdok mi an sarong gallery (arkilado an lugar) na parte kan samuyang inaarkilahan. Inapod mi ineung KUYAKOY ART CAFE na nasa Borabod, daet, Camarines Norte. An samuyang inisyatibo an nagpuon sa pagtatao kan pagbisto sa mga young artists kan Camarines Norte.

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In a golden era, people should be feasting on cakes and beef and not nutribuns and snail-meat. In the period of rice sufficiency, no one should be hungry with people being more at risk for diabetes rather than malnourishment.  But do you know that then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos introduced programs befitting a Third World Country during the times when the Philippines is considered to be at its “golden period” and economic peak?

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Nutribun distribution program during the Marcos era. (Picture credit: Proud Bisaya page)

In May 1973, Marcos introduced the Masagana ’99 which goal is to produce 99 sacks of rice per hectare. The program was, in part, instrumental to the increase in yield especially with the introduction of the “miracle rice” developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) which rose from zero in 1965-66 to 81% in 1981-82 with average productivity increasing to 2.3 tons per hectare in non-irrigated farms and 2.8 tons per hectare on irrigated farms at the end of 1983.[1] This enabled the country to attain rice sufficiency and eventually export a small amount.[2] It should be stressed, however, that IRRI is not Masagana ’99, and the research institute is not an agency of the Philippine Government.

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MAYOR

  1. ABINUMAN, RAMON (LP)
  2. MAGBALON, JUNI (NP)

VICE-MAYOR

  1. CONDOR, EDGAR (NPC)

COUNCILORS

  1. ANDO, VICTORIA (LP)
  2. AYA, BOY (NUP)
  3. BACOLOD, NONONG (NP)
  4. BINSOL, ESTER (NPC)
  5. DARAS, BONG (NP)
  6. ESTELLA, JUN JUN (NUP)
  7. FLORES, JACINTA (NPC)
  8. GOOPIO, ALBINO JR. (LP)
  9. HAO, NOEL (IND)
  10. MAGBALON, BONGBONG (NUP)
  11. MONTECALVO, ELBETH (NPC)
  12. NOYNAY, ERNA (IND)
  13. TATOY, IPOT (NUP)
  14. TURING, RYAN (NP)
  15. VASQUEZ, RICAR (NPC)
  16. YBAÑEZ, JOEL (IND)
  17. YBAÑEZ, NESTOR SR. (LP)
  18. YOCTE, POL (LP)