46 Philippine Army retirees assigned in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur participated in the “Tara, Work Tayo!” Business and Livelihood Seminar of the Army Personnel Management Center’s (APMC) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) in partnership with Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI).
BAVI’s Cagayan de Oro Business Center gave the participants an insightful briefing on business planning and possible business opportunities in corn supply, poultry contract growing, and different poultry housing options.
They also went on a tour of Vencelyn Farm in Initao-Tubigan, Misamis Oriental where they learned about the full farm operation process. Farm owners Mr. and Mrs. Vence and Helen Dy also offered to take in on-the-job trainees from among the army retirees who may be interested in hands-on experience in farm management before investing in the poultry business.
The participants also visited the BAVI Regional Center Office where they learned about the Chooks-to-Go Reseller Program.
In the pipeline are more livelihood workshops for Army retirees.
“We owe a lot to our soldiers for “Serving the People and Securing the Land.”, said Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas.
“We often take for granted the freedoms and liberties that we experience as citizens. We have to realize that we have all this because of our soldiers who have literally dedicated their lives to serving the nation.”
“This is our own small way of giving back to our heroes.”