July 18, 2018: ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol with Gov. Edgar Chatto, Vice Gov. Dionisio Balite, DA-7 RD Atty. Salvador Diputado and Talibon Mayor Restituto Auxtero led the launching of the 7th National Rice Technology Forum in Talibon town today. The forum highlights farming technology that allows farmers to be at the field to evaluate, assess and appreciate existing technology during the farming season with the aim to increase production and lower cost. ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol reiterated commitment to address high fish price by introducing more fish to Bohol market in the short term financing for fisherfolk, fish farming and cold storage facilities. ***DA Sec. Manny Pinol is guest at today's blessing and turnover of 55 fiberglass reinforced plastic pump boats with accessories in Loon town. The 55 boats will be distributed to beneficiaries in 31 coastal barangays of Loon which is part of the P2-M prize of the LGU for being among first 10 to register under Fish Registration (FishR) program of BFAR. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto and DA Sec. Manny Piñol led the ribbon cutting rites to open the Agri-Fair 2018 at the Bohol APC Grounds. The fair will run until July 21, 2018.

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Saturday, December 01, 2012

Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, November 29, 2012 (PIA) –Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto put up a new record last Thursday when he received the electronic copy data sets from the information management system which the national government used as basis to reach out to the country’s poor, wherever they are. 

By so doing, Chatto established the first to get such a copy among the 96 local government units in the Central Visayas whose local chief executives have signified their intent to share the information management system in the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Alleviation (NHTS-PR), according to Kerwin Macopia, information officer of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) at the Kapihan sa PIA. 

Macopia, whose primary responsibility is to popularize the NHTS-PR said the information management system in the NHTS-PR is a database of the country’s poor households and their specific locations as a result of a complicated “poor-household assessment” and then these identified are subjected to a proxy means test, a statistical model that uses data in the assessment to estimate household incomes using the assessment variables. 

These estimated incomes then are compared to the poverty threshold per province to determine the level of poverty, adds Wadel Cabrera III, 3Ps national deputy project manager in an earlier press conference at the Bohol Tropics. 

The NHTS-PR was also largely used as basis for the national government in its anti-poverty interventions like the conditional cash transfer and other livelihood and community assistance programs. 

Earlier too, Governor Chatto and local chief executives signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DSWD to share the NHTS-PR in their poverty alleviation initiatives. 

Chatto, whose anti-poverty programs are also based on a similar information management system for targeting assistance and interventions to the really poor, has a Poverty Database Monitoring System (PDMS). 


Capitol’s Bohol Poverty Reduction and Management Office developed the PDMS based also on an international model used by leading development workers. 

Having heard of the NHTS-PR, Cahjhto has eagerly shared his intent to unite the two systems to be able to intelligently use the province’s scarce resources efficiently. 

With the NHTS PR data sets which the governor has earlier intended to see, development workers here hope that an even better poverty alleviation strategy can be used to speed up Bohol’s economic development. (30/gg)

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