Home Regional News Region 2 ‘From Arms to Farms’ project launched

‘From Arms to Farms’ project launched

By: Mark Djeron C. Tumabao


GAMU, Isabela, March 12 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Isabela, in partnership with the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army based here and the Provincial Government of Isabela, oficially launched the Project ‘FROM ARMS TO FARMS (Leave the Arms, Live in the Farms) Monday, March 11.

Demetrio P. Anduyan, Jr., TESDA Isabela provincial director, said the project will provide training in Organic Agriculture Production NC II to former rebels.

There are 25 former rebel-trainees who will undergo training for 29 days within the camp. The former rebels were from the provinces of Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao and Cagayan.

He said the project will provide training to Indigenous Peoples and to communities affected by armed conflicts.

“We will aggressively implement Project FROM ARMS TO FARMS in order to provide relevant intervention to our former rebels and to communities affected by armed conflicts,” Anduyan said.

After their training, another batch of former rebels will follow once the Philippine Army have processed their papers.

“I am happy that farm schools have expressed their fullest support to the project,” the director added.

During the formal launching, officials of the TESDA Isabela and the Philippine Army also discussed other programs and projects to strengthen partnership and linkage.

Other officials who attended were: Brigadier General Alden Juan C. Masagca, acting commander of 5ID PA; Major Norel D. Tayaban (INF), PA; Cpt. Antenor M. Hernandez (CHS), PA, Division Catholic chaplain; and Dr. Nestor Ave , acting regional director of TESDA-2. 

The Project FROM ARMS TO FARMS is in consonance to Administrative Order No. 10 which centralizes all government efforts for the reintegration of former rebels also known as the Enhancement of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). ( MDCT/TESDA Isabela/PIA 2-Cagayan)



  1. 779366 681281Pretty section of content material. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I get truly enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will probably be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly. 97002


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -


Filipino Young Leaders Program 2019 Delegates Announced

WASHINGTON D.C. 21 October 2019 — The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), a joint initiative of the Embassy under the leadership of Ambassador to...

Agri chief renews call for lower tariffs on PH bananas in Japan

By PNA   MANILA -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar has reiterated his request to Japan Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Shinya Fujiki to lower...

NEDA pushes creation of data centers to hasten rollout of PhilSys

By PNA   MANILA -- Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia has called for faster movement on the establishment of data centers to accommodate the increased number of...

Private sector urges implementation of safeguards on rice import

By Lilybeth Ison   MANILA -- The private sector has urged the government to enforce safeguards on rice importation amid the continuing decrease in the price of...

Tacloban’s Price Mansion brings back World War II memories

by Sarwell Meniano TACLOBAN CITY -- Lilia Price turned emotional as she reminisced the pre-World War II years when their family lived at the Price Mansion,...