Sunday, March 1, 2009

Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent

Philippine Council for Health Research and Development develop an alternative way to repel mosquitoes this is called Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent

The Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent was formulated using the extracts of Atis (Anona squamosa) leaves mixed with other locally available materials. It uses a washable, mineral oil - based formulation and its biodegrable since, it is derived from advantage against other well known repellents which are chemical based in formulation. The Atis Lotion is composed of: 10.125% mineral oil, 1.02% Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, 9% Propylene Glycol, 0.22% Methyl Paraben, 0.135% Propyl Paraben, 70% water, and 10% plant extract.
Application of the Technology:
Atis Lotion Mosquito Repellent is a personal care products used in preventing mosquito bites which cause itchiness, inflammation and discomfort to individuals.
Possible Areas of Technology Application:
Atis Lotion is a practical alternative in preventing incidence of mosquito - borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and filariasis especially in areas where incidence is high.
As of 2000, Philippine population stood at 85 million Filipinos. Figures show an average annual rate of increase of 2.3% from 1995 to 2000. The estimate for 2007 is 88.7 million and 94 million Filipinos for 2010. Out of total population of 85 million, 48.5% are located in the urban areas and 51.5% are located in rural areas. The population growth is worth considering since the product to be marketed is a consumer product whose potential demand directly grows as the populations grows.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Financial Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation

Financial Initiatives and Poverty Alleviation

In response to financial crisis, the Philippine government come up a project to help alleviate poverty and aid those who are most in need.

Botika ng Barangay
The Botika ng Barangay (BnB) refers to a drug outlet managed by a legitimate community organization (CO/non-government organization (NGO) and/or the Local Government Unit (LGU), with a trained operator and a supervising pharmacist specifically established in accordance with Administrative Order No. 144 s.2004.
Republic Act 9502, or the Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008
An act providing for cheaper and quality medicines, amending for the purpose Republic act no. 8293 or the intellectual property code, Republic act no. 6675 or the generics act of 1988.
Pantawid Kuryente: Katas ng VAT
A program that aims to give back to the poor the benefits reaped from the implementation of the expanded value added tax (EVAT), specifically from the 12 percent VAT on petroleum products. It targets families who consume electricity not more than 100 kilowatt hour a month by providing them a one-time P500 lifeline subsidy.
PGMA Training for Work Scholarship Program
A joint project of government agencies, spearheaded by Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Office of the Presidential Adviser for Jobs Creation (OPAJC), private sector organizations, industry associations, labor unions and public and private education and training institutions.
National Seed Program
Some P1.68 billion in windfall earnings from the 12% E-VAT on oil products will augment subsidies for palay farmers starting this wet season or main crop. Subsidies for palay farmers are in the form of certified seeds to increase rice sufficiency and providing food on the table of every Filipino family.
Food-for-School Program
The program specifically aims to improve school attendance and academic performance of Grades I and II pupils; mitigate hunger and prevent further decline of nutritional status of learners through short-term food subsidy scheme; provide livelihood/employment opportunities to parents of beneficiaries.
Tinapay ng Bayan
The government’s program of providing development programs for out-of-school youths, at the same time, boosting the accelerated hunger mitigation program of the government which includes increased food production to bring affordable food items to Filipino families, especially the poor.
FIELDS (Fertilizers, Irrigation, Extension & Education for farmers, Loans, Dryers and post-harvest facilities and seeds) programs
The FIELDS program stands for Fertilizer, Irrigation and other rural infrastructure, Extension, Research and farmers' education, Loans, Dryers and other postharvest facilities, and Seeds.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Face of Poverty

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According to United Nation, about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes and the people in our community is not excuse. Many children got sick because of lack of food to eat. Farming is not enough to compensate their daily needs. I hope our government give attention on this issue especially the people in the rural areas.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Flowering plants usually grown as ornamental in the house. This is one of the source of income in our community.

"La Tondan"

La Tondan- is a variety of Banana that is usaully grown in our farm. It is very sweet and tender specially when harversted at the right time.

Almost every household in our community plants "La Tondan" in their backyard. Some of them sold in the market to generate income.

Monday, July 23, 2007


"Baboyan" or backyard hog raising is the common livelihood found in the province. They raise piglets for how many months and sell off them to market at a low price.

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Welcome to my blog "Taga-bukid"- a blog that insight the life in the province.