Bojie-Rodito Opportunities

 

 

BRO for EDUCATION

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BRO for Education is the local government unit’s Provincial Scholarship Program.With BRO-Ed, every farmer-family is guaranteed a college scholarship slot as a special assistance to small farmers who dream of having at least one college graduate in the family. This aims at reducing the financial burdens of farmers in the education of their children, motivating them towards greater productivity.

The program has two components, the Academic Scholarship Program for children of farmers who graduated from high school with honors (Valedictorian to 12th Honorable Mention) and the Non-Academic Scholarship Program or the regular scholarship for farmers’ children who are interested to pursue college education even without high school honors. Regular scholars’ benefit is FREE TUITION FEE (not exceeding 3,000.00) in Isabela State University and Philippine Normal University while Academic Scholars enjoy CASH ALLOWANCE (ranging 3,000 to 5,000) every semester.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The Provincial Scholarship Program aims to:

  1. Provide college scholarship opportunities to the sons and daughters of small farmers and indigents in the province.
  2. Help families especially small farming and indigent families lessen their financial burden in sending their children to college education.
  3. Promote and support the precept “education for all” by providing Isabeleño youth equal educational opportunities.

 

POLICIES AND GUIDELINES

  1. The BRO for Education is the Provincial Scholarship Program of the Provincial Government of Isabela pursuant to Ordinance No. 09, s. 2015 also known as “An Ordinance Further Amending Ordinance No. 04, series of 2008, entitled, An Ordinance Establishing a Revised Provincial Scholarship Program”
  2. BRO for Education guarantees a scholarship college slot as a special assistance to small farmers who dream of having at least one college graduate in the family. This aims at reducing the financial burdens of small farmers in the education of their children, motivating them towards greater productivity.
  3. The “One Scholar per Farming Family” shall be adopted as a policy of the BRO-Ed.
  4. The son or daughter-scholar of the small farmer is entitled to receive 100% FREE TUITION FEE (maximum of Php 3,000.00) scholarship every semester to any campus of Isabela State University and/or other partner colleges and universities in the province.FREE MISCELLANEOUS FEE (maximum of Php 3,000) scholarship shall apply if the scholar is enrolled in an agriculture-related course. This shall be immediately deducted upon submission of the scholar to the PGI’s partner universities and colleges.
  5. For scholars who graduated with Honors (Top 12) during High School, semestral allowance (from P3,000.00 to P5,000) shall be granted.

 

 

 

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BRO INSURANCE 

Kalinga ni BRO tuloy ang pag-asenso, Tamang Benepisyo handog sa mga Magsasakang Miyembro

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

 

BRO INSURANCE is the Eight (8) Element of the BRO Programs of the Provincial Government of Isabela, which was launched in 2012.

            This program geared towards ensuring the productivity, safety and well being of the Isabeliños with special attention to the small-farmers, their wives and children in the tertiary level, and providing indemnification during unfortunate events.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

            BRO INSURANCE PROGRAM as one of the Social Protection Program of the Provincial government of Isabela, was envisioned to help address the needs of the small-farmers in times of distress most especially when accidents and untimely demise of any member of the family occurs, so as not to resort to usurious lending institutions and/or financiers.

            The Provincial Government of Isabela in its quest for an insured constituency, set aside amounts from its coffers to pay the amount of Fifty Pesos Only (Php 50.00) for the annual individual insurance coverage of the identified small farmers including their wives who are members of the Isabela Green Ladies Organization- IGLO, the fisher-folks and the Provincial Scholars of the Province.

            This is to guarantee the safety of every Isabeliño, and to enjoy the benefits of every insured member when accidents happen resulting to dismemberment, total disability and accidental deaths.

 

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BRO LUSOG

BRO LUSOG (Laban sa Undernutrition, sa Sakit, Obesity at Gutom) sa Barangay Program

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Malnutrition, and in particular protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) in young and growing children have become one of the serious health problems in Isabela. Malnutrition is regarded as a complex outcome with multiple causation. It can have adverse effects on the physical and mental development of growing children. Malnutrition remains a serious obstacle to child survival, growth and development in the Province of Isabela.  This scenario prompted the Isabela Provincial Government to conceptualize a program to address it. Thus, the birth of BRO LUSOG Program which was launched on July 3, 2015 during the Farmers Congress held in San Agustin, Isabela as the 13th component of BRO-Small Farmers Assistance Program of the Provincial Government.

 The program is implemented for six months in all the barangays of the different municipalities of Isabela. Within the six month-period, each undernourished child whose weight is validated by Isabela Provincial Health Office (IPHO) Nutrition staff is expected to receive nutritionally-balanced meal with the use of “Gourmix”, a  cereal food enrich with nutrients such as  rice, white corn mixed, texturized vegetable protein and other essential vegetables (malunggay, ground munggo and turmeric ginger). With its high level of protein, anti-oxidant properties and excellent nutritional values, this Supplemental Feeding Program will ensure that malnourished children will receive proper nutrition along with their regular meals. The Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) is responsible for the distribution of “Gourmix” used in feeding at the Barangay Health and Day Care Centers.

 Cognizant of the fact that the success of this program lies in the concerted efforts of a number of provincial offices, along with the IPHO and PSWD, during Farmers Congress, the Offices of the Provincial Agriculture and Veterinary (PAIWI program)  distribute different vegetable seedlings  and chicks respectively, to enrolled families believed to help sustain the nutritional needs of these children as sources of vitamins, minerals and protein.

 Finally, identifying poverty as one of the causes of malnutrition, if not the main, another component of the program is the Nutrition Subsidy of P3,000.00 as a monthly assistance of P500.00  for the six- month period upon satisfying the BRO LUSOG Program requirements.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The BRO LUSOG aims to solve the problems of malnutrition among 0 to 5 years old by rehabilitating their nutritional status through feeding programs, financial subsidy and provision of backyard vegetable gardening, livestock and poultry raising in all 34 municipalities and two cities.

 

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 BRO PAG IBIG

Savings Program and Affordable Housing Program for every Small Farmers

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BRO PAG IBIG was incorporated as the 12th social development program of the Province of Isabela known as Bojie-Rodito Opportunities (BRO) in January 2015. Primarily, it offers savings program and affordable housing program to each and every small farmer in the Province of Isabela.

In addition, BRO PAG IBIG is a climate change adaptation program of the PGI. It is intended to help farmers lessen their vulnerability to the effects of climate change by helping them build sturdy houses through affordable housing loans with low interest rates and longer repayment periods.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The PGI through the BRO PAG IBIG program envisions to register 10,000 small farmers in the Province of Isabela so that they can reap the benefits and privileges of being enrolled in the program such as the following: 

  1. Savings
  2. Tax-free dividends
  3. Death benefit grants
  4. Short-term or Multi-Purpose loans for:
    • Emergency
    • Tuition Fees
    • Medical Needs
    • In case of calamity
  5. Affordable housing loans with low interest rates and longer repayment periods.

 

 

 

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BRO Sapat na Seguridad para sa Magsasaka (SSS-M)

Social Protection for every Small Farmers

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BRO Sapat na Seguridad para sa mga Magsasaka of BRO SSS-M is a social protection program of the Provincial Government of Isabela (PGI) for the small farmers in cases of sickness, maternity, disability, retirement, and funeral.

The PGI undertook to initially subsidize the monthly contributions of the farmers and farm workers amounting to P330.00 a month. With this contribution, the small farmers can avail all the benefits of SSS after twenty four (24) monthly contributions.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

BRO SSSM can be availed by farmer-members on the following occurrences:

  1. Sickness
  2. Maternity
  3. Disability
  4. Funeral
  5. Retirement or Old age
  6. Other contingencies resulting in loss of income or financial burden

 

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 BRO LAMFP

Loan Assistance for Marginalized Farmers Program

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

BRO LAMFP is a financial capital agricultural project that sustains the policy of the administration to make small farmers whose area ranges from .25 to 1.0 hectare to be better-off.  Small farmers are granted additional farming capital loans per farmer as incentives for increased productivity. The amount of P3, 000 and P4, 000.00 loans per farmer are granted during rainy and dry seasons, respectively, interest free.

 

GOALS/ OBJECTIVES

Provide package of socio-economic assistance to small and other marginal farmers to inspire them to continue improving their lot for food production and to increase income. Provide cash loan assistance to small farmers to finance the purchase of fertilizers, seeds or other farm inputs to increase palay and corn productivity.

 

 

 

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2017 BRO LAMFP Accomplishment Report

 


 

BRO PSP

Paneguro Sa Pananim

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Agreement reached by the Provincial Government and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation provides for the capacity of Small Farmers to recover their losses from natural calamities like flooding, typhoons, quakes, and Climate Change-related weather conditions, and insect and pest infestation.  Qualified farmers are enrolled in the program which covers a planting season through harvest time.  The PCIC shall indemnify farmers and pay them directly upon completion and verification of documentary requirements and evaluation of crop damage.

 

GOALS/ OBJECTIVES

To provide eligible small farmers a crop insurance premium for an acceptable coverage to recover part of their farming capital during calamities either natural or pest infestations. 

 

 

 

 

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BRO ASAP

Ayuda Sa Presyo

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program provides for the grant by the Provincial Government of a “premium price” for the first 50 cavans of palay or corn sold to the National Food Authority (NFA) by small farmers. As an incentive to production, the Provincial Government will add P4.00 to the NFA palay and P3.50 corn buying price per kilo.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Stabilize price of rice and corn by way providing premium price for palay and corn on top of NFA’s existing buying price towards increasing farmers income and reduce middlemen’s intervention in the marketing chain.

 

 

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BRO PPP

Pantawid Pamasahe Program 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program component aims to reduce the cost of transporting produce, increase the farmers’ savings, and serve as an incentive for them to be more productive and motivated to secure the sufficiency of quality rice and corn in the province. Farmers are given 50 centavos per kilo of rice or corn they sell to the National Food Authority (NFA). P1,250.00 are given to the small farmers selling to NFA; a maximum of 50 cavans of palay or corn is granted as incentives. The NFA shall include the transport cost in the overall payment of crop quantities bought.

 

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Provision of P.50 per kg. to palay and corn products sold to NFA to increase NFA’s buffer stock for distribution to at-risk areas and increase income of small farmers.

 

 

 

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PAIWI ni BRO

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Paiwi ni BRO Program is one of the 13-components of the Bojie-Rodito Opportunities Program. It primarily initiates the province’s livestock production and establishment of a more sustainable facility in this sector either it be on a backyard or farm-based. The program points to production vis-a-vis the income generation of a small farm family which is expected to develop into a small industry.

The small farm family is given the opportunity to avail of a livestock-swine (breeding or fattening), chicks, or buck – dispersal which shall be repaid with its same kind in an agreed time frame and in turn be re-dispersed to other small farm families in the community.

If swine is the preferred stock, the recipient is being provided with an animal feeds assistance that the BRO-FAP Office refers as the BRO Livelihood component. It is a P3,000.00 interest-free financial capital to procure animal feeds and it will pass-on to other program beneficiaries together with the stock.

For chicks, one (1) must give back 10 of its kind after eight months while a buck must be repaid with 2 kids in a span of 2 years.

 

GOALS/OBJECTIVES

  1. As earlier written, the program pursues to provide livestock for production and income generation.
  2. It aims to establish a farm-based venture which can increase scanty production and profits for the small farmer family.
  3. By providing interest-free financial capital, the beneficiary skips the lending field which imposes usurious interest rates.

 

 

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