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CABAGO - Bulacan

Calizon-Balungao-Gugo (CABAGO) Irrigators Association

Address of ARBO :   Calizon, Calumpit Bulacan
Name of ARC :   Gugo/San Jose
Contact details :   0933-619-3040
Registration details :   SEC No. 37814, March 17, 1969

 

I. BRIEF HISTORY

The CABAGO Irrigators Association was organized and started operations in 1956 with President Ramon Magsaysay as one of its pioneer founder-operator. In 1972, when the farmers were awarded lands, they concentrated on cultivating lands and they decided to lease the irrigation facility at 10cav per ha. In 1989, the farmers organized themselves again under the CABAGO Farmers Irrigation Association, Inc and they took over the operation of the irrigation system again through the clamor of the whole community. Equipped with technical and entrepreneurial skills, CABAGO Irrigators Association continuously provides services to the members and other farmers in the community.

 

II. BRIEF INFORMATION ON LAND TENURE IMPROVEMENT SITUATION

Members are EP recipients and leasehold contract holder.

 

III. ARBO DETAILS

No. of Members :   130
Crops or Commodities :   Palay
Total area covered (in Has.) :   150.4
Ave. Farm Size of Members :   1.16 ha./member
Ave. Production of Members :   100 cavan/ha
OMA rating in 2012 :   79.03 = 5

 

IV. FINANCIAL STATUS (based on 2012 FS)

Assets :   Php 93,700.00
Liabilities :   Php 93,3358.70
CBU/Capital :   not specified
Equity :   not specified

 

V. ARBO OFFICIALS

President :   Macarino Diego
Vice-President :   Artemio Mundo
Sector A Leader :   Ricardo Lustre
Member :   Victorino Manlapig
Member :   Imelda Caparas
Sector B Leader :   Manuel Supsup
Member :   Albina Coronel
Member :   Florentina Gatdula
Sector C Leader :   Artemio Mundo
Member :   Rosenda de Castro
Member :   Macario Diego
Sector D Leader :   Filomena Carlos
Member :   Ricardo Marin
Member :   Carlota Marcelino
Woman in Irrig. Dev't :   Lorinda Austria
Treasurer :   Carlota Marcelino
Auditor :   Victorino Manlapig
Secretary :   Florentino Gatdula

 

VI. AGRI-ENTERPRISE REQUIREMENTS

  • To convert organization from irrigators association (IA) to cooperative

  • To review their policies, systems and procedures to suit social enterprise requirements

  • Need to strengthen capital build-up

  • Need capacity development re diversify farming

  • Re-orientation on financial management and back office support

  • CSF required: 1 unit 90 HP tractor, 2 units 35 HP tractor

 

VII. DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM PROJECT

Title of ARCCESS Subproject :   CABAGO Mechanized Palay Production
Location of ARCCESS Subproject :   Calizon, Calumpit Bulacan

 

VIII. SUPPORT GIVEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM

  • CSF distributed: 2 units hand tractor with implements; 1 unit FT combine harvester; 1 unit mechanical transplanter with 8,000 seedling tray
  • Technical assistance provided.
  • Capacity Devt training provided.

 

IX. OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND ESTIMATED COST

(capacity development, agri-financing/credit, CSF)

Cap Dev't: estimated at :    Php 400,000.00
CSF: 90 HP tractor :    Php 2,692,000.00
35 HP tractor (2) :    Php 2,400,000.00
Total      Php 5,492,000.00

 

X. For information and questions, DAR could be contacted through:

Office of the Undersecretary for Support Services
Department of Agrarian Reform
3rd Floor, DARCO Bldg.
Elliptical Road, Quezon City Philippines
Telefax: (632) 454-7889 and 928-6429
Mobile: (63908) 887-3161
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