With its banner programs, services, and accomplishments, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) joined in the drive to show the ‘good news’ from the government.
Along with other government agencies, PCC showcased its contributions in helping Filipino farmers through its programs and notable accomplishments in the area of, for example, carabao-based enterprise development. Said event was held during the Kabisig Government Expo &Trade Fair 2012 held at SM Megamall last February 22-26.
Kabisig People Movement is a non-partisan, multi-sectoral voluntary movement of concerned citizens who advocate for the best interest of the country and the Filipino people.
The four-day exposition showed innovations and progress related to the programs of more than 20 agencies that profess benefits for the Filipino people.
In the opening ceremonies, Kabisig chairman Daniel Guillen said the event is meant to prove that there are more of ‘good news’ from the government than negativity as what people often see and hear from the media
“Ito ay para sa taong bayan para iparating sa inyo ang tama at magandang balita mula sa pamahalaan (This [expo] is for the people to be aware of good stories in government),”said Guillen. “Magtulungan tayo, magkapit-bisig tayo. Purihin ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na gumagawa ng mabuti (Let’s help each other, link arms. Commend the government agencies that do good),” he added.
Bearing the theme: “Kapit-bisig sa Matuwid na Daan Gabay sa Kaunlaran”, the exhibit was supported by the Office of the President, which issued a memorandum calling for active participation in the expo and trade fair.
In his message to Kabisig organizers, President Aquino recognized the group’s efforts to inform and update the public of the programs and accomplishments of government agencies.
Shoppers and viewers that included foreigners, who visited the PCC booth availed of free copies of its publications and showed keen interest by fielding several questions related to the programs of the agency.
Among those that captured their attention were the bull loan program and the carabao upgrading program through the artificial insemination technology of PCC. Others requested information on how to establish livelihood projects particularly on raising buffalos for milk production.
One of the exhibitors expressed deep appreciation for the activity saying that the government has many good programs and many dedicated employees who truly contribute to the country’s development efforts contrary to many negative news reports against it