The Farmers School and Countryside Migration (Balik-Probinsya)

FOR: The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases 
RE: The Farmers School and Countryside Migration (Balik-Probinsya)

Sirs, the Induced Migration to the Countryside, in line with the Balik-Probinsya program advocated by our beloved Senator Christopher Bong Go is truly based on biblical principles. (Refer to the Books of Exodus & Joshua)

The underlying principles which are applicable here may be summed up as follows:

1. Concretizing “Liberty for all Men” thru Unbridled Property Stewardship of Families.
2. Family-based enterprise – (Bawat Tahanan may Taniman, Bawat Kabahayan may Kabuhayan) vis a vis Kibutz, coop, or communal.
3. Developing and empowering *Gentleman-farmers. *(land-owning farmers)
4. Continuing education for OJT Farming, Food production, and Environmental Enhancement.
5. Man was made from the soil; his relationship with his Creator is cultivated when he cultivates the earth.

Gists of my letter to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte are, as follows:

While in Extended Lockdown, the government may persuade (prepare):
1. the informal settlers (especially, those in NCR)
2. poor but willing families in high density urban areas,

To migrate:
1. to barren yet fertile lands in the countrysideor
2. to their ancestral origins

To cultivate and own land to produce food:
• First, for their family;
• Next, for the community and
• Then for the nation.

The government will:
1. Identify alienable, arable land for distribution
2. Set up Total Farmers School in strategic locations to re-educate the new settlers in their respective areas. (I provided free a Conceptual Study/model Total Farmers School for reference only)

Benefits of the proposed Induced Countryside Migration:
1. boost our people’s (national) productivity,
2. dramatically reduce the poor;(now propertied with access to resources)3. Broaden the *middle class strata of Philippine society, and
4. Decongest the cities.
These and many more wonderful transformation will transpire.

An expanded IATF may work on details to fast-track its implementation.

5 comments

  • Good day po sir bishop butch,at present ay pastor po ako ng JESUS CHRIST MISSION INTERNATIONAL rodriguez rizal chapter
    With an 80 members of one local church and three outreach,
    I know farming also sapagkat noong elementarya po ako sa probinsya ng oriental mindoro ay naging kasama at katulong ako sa farming ng taong nagpalaki at nagpaaral sa akin,,at nang makatapos po ako ng koliheyo ay nakapagtrabaho po ako sa isa
    sa pinakamalaking agriculture farm sa united arab emirates
    ang OASIS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT COMPANY na nakabase sa sharjah uae,at producer at supplier po ng vegetables products sa buong middle east,,sumulat po ako upang tanungin kong kasama po ba sa inyong programa ang area ng rizal at kung puede po ba kami mag avail ng programa ninyo na THE FARMERS SCHOOL AND COUNTRYSIDE MIRGATION,,maari po ba kami mapagkalooban ng pamahalaan ng lupa na puedeng sakahin o pagtaniman ng mga gulay na kailangan sa pang araw araw ng mga mamamayan dito sa rodriguez at sa mga karatig na bayan at siyudad.
    Karamihan po ng mga membro namin at mga kababayan ay mga relocates na galing metro manila ,,kung kami po ay matutulungan ninyo na magkaron ng 2 o 3 hektaryang lupa ay makakatulong po ito sa pag produce ng vegetables na kailangan ng mga mamamayan dito sa rodriguez at sa nga kalapit na bayan at siyudad ng metro manila.GOD BLESS PO AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH KUNG KAMI AY INYONG MATUTULUNGAN.
    Ptr.Isidro de guzman
    JCMI-RODRIGUEZ,RIZAL
    09197337937

    ISIDRO M DEGUZMAN
  • Develop not only agriculture. In the 60s and 70s the Philippines export rice. U.P. Los Banos taught different Asian countries to plant rice thru IRRI. They learned how to plant m and export rice like Burma n Thailand. Now we import from them! Ironic!
    Develop also Aquaculture. The Philippines is the biggest fishing ground of the world! The Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese fish or pouch on our fishing grounds! Now China is even grabbing it! Seek the help of Filipino billionaires to invest and fund the purchase and acquisition of modern and sophisticated fishing equipments like sinara fishing ships with canning or freezers etc., for the fishermen who can pay back from their catch!
    God BLESS the Philippines!

    Noy Macatangay
  • Ako po’y dating Admin. Officer ng Elnido Marine Reserve. Umalis po ako doon kasi po yong huling nahuli naming illegal fishing, yon may ari ay sumugot sa bahay, at ang nagturo sa kanya ay Ang mga local police. But I wish to go back and resides there. Hope you can assist Ang also provide me with livelihood. Thanks. God bless.

    Bishop Nelson Go
  • It is a good idea to bring back the people to countryside to utilize those idle lands into productive one. Through this training, the farmers have additional information and technology will be acquired.

    Gil A. Guadalquiver
  • Good day po ako po willing po mamuhay sa isang countryside para komunti ang sobrang daming tao sa siyudad, na nagiging pugad na rin maling gawa, at kawalan na ng interes para magkaroon ng tunay na kaalaman para mapaayos ang pamumuhay, sa totoo lang po may pagkakaiba ang pagaayos ng buhay sa pagaayos ng pamumuhay, pero may mga pagkakataon din po na umalis ung tao sa probinsya dahil nkaranas sila ng takot sa maraming dahilan halimbawa po yung kaibigan ko sa masbate ayaw na nilang bumalik dahi sa harssment na ginawa sa kanila ng mga rebelde at hanggang ngayon banta parin sa kanila, marami din po dahilan kahit gusto talaga halos ng lahat na bumalik sa probinsya

    Ramon Talisay

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