The Philippine Carabao Center, along with other government agencies took part in bringing the good news and help raise awareness on various government efforts during the KABISIG Government Expo and Trade Fair 2012 at the SM Fairview last September 17-20, in time for the celebration of the 112th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.
With the theme “Kapit-bisig sa Matuwid na Daan, Gabay sa Kaunlaran”, the expo was set to reach out as many Filipinos as possible, giving the people the chance to know about the government and what it is doing for the people.
PCC featured its contributions in improving the lives of the rural farming communities through its banner programs, services and accomplishments such as the promotion of the carabao-based dairy enterprise.
The PCC booth served as a one-stop information exhibit in promoting the Carabao Development Program and to acquaint the public of the services and assistance the agency can provide specially for the people who want to engage into the carabao-based dairy enterprise.
Information materials such as PCC Newsletters and primers were given for free to the public. Books and instructional materials on buffalo farm management were also made available for sale at affordable prices.
Almost 300 individual visited the PCC booth, among them was Feodor Baybay, 58, of Guinobatan, Albay. He shared his keen interest in engaging into carabao farming during his visit to the booth. According to him, even if he is currently residing in Quezon City, he hopes to manage a small farm in his hometown after he retires.
Other visitors showed curiosity by making inquiries related to the agency’s program on artificial insemination and bull loan.
“The four-day exposition aimed to bring together in one venue all the government agencies and instrumentalities that will feature the various profile, service facilities, programs, projects, products and their accomplishments”, said Daniel Guillen, KABISIG Chairman.
Aside from PCC, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHILMECH), Bureau of Immigration (BI), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Philpost, Philhealth, Pag-ibig Fund, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) were among the 23 implementing agencies who participated in the said event.
KABISIG Mindanao Foundation is a Non-Government Organization (NGO) whose main objective is to create awareness of government accomplishments through information exhibits. The KABISIG conducts government expo and trade fairs yearly across the country to place all government agencies under one roof for easy access to information and services. In support of the KABISIG program, the Office of the President issued Memorandum Circular No. 12 last year encouraging government agencies, bureaus and offices to take part in the said expo.