Pasil, Kalinga – Two farmer organizations in Pasil, Kalinga are scheduled to be featured on ABS-CBN's DZMM TeleRadyo on August 20, 2022, reported Kalinga Provincial Science and Technology Center of Department of Science and Technology.
Said organizations succeeded in their entrepreneurial endeavor in the province, which is considered worthy of being publicized.
The two organizations getting the nationwide attention are Pasil Multipurpose Cooperative (PAMPCO) and Bamgat Farmers Multipurpose Association (BFMA), with their products heirloom or ‘Unoy’ Rice and Bugnay Wine, respectively.
Both videos of said organizations will be aired in one of the episodes of “Lakas ng Siyensya,” a science and technology-based television program that aims to promote science and technology programs, projects, and accomplishments of DOST.
The two organizations are beneficiaries of the Pasil Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) earlier hailed as the Regional Best CEST Community.
With said achievement, PAMPCO was awarded with a project worth P200,000.
Pasil unoy rice, what’s good about it?
Known as the main producer of ‘unoy rice,’ Pasil has gained popularity in local and international markets having reached Montana, USA.
According to Assistant Municipal Agriculturist Victor Aglipay, said product is a variety of rice produced with natural farming methods without using chemicals and synthetic fertilizers.
Containing more nutritional value and aroma, ‘unoy’ rice is being sold for more than the price of commercial varieties.
With PAMPCO’s product, the municipality reported a 150% increase in new markets and a 5% increase in sales.
Under Health and Nutrition, there is a 53% decrease in the number of wasted and severely wasted children.
Pasil Bugnay wine’s distinct taste Pasil
Bugnay Wine has attracted the attention of wine lovers.
Although there are many Bugnay wine brands in the province, the said wine holds a distinct taste.
To know more about what makes the Bugnay Wine of BFMA unique from other Bugnay wine producers, watch the airing of the episode on the said national TV show on August 20.
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