BONTOC, Mountain Province – Personnel from the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) presented a study from the college entitled “Food Security in Times of Covid-19 Pandemic: Experiences of Mountain Province as Basis for Policy Response”, during their visit to Bontoc Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., on March 14, 2023.
The study conducted by Parline Angyap Tafaleng Ulalim from the Criminology Department of MPSPC in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Mountain Province through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) talks about the challenges encountered by the municipalities in the province during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Further, the best practices of the concerned Local Government Units (LGUs), national government agencies, partner stakeholders, and the community to address sustainable food security were highlighted.
With the study conducted, a Resiliency Tool Kit to respond immediately to the food crisis was recommended. Part of the Resiliency Tool Kit would be to prioritize actions in providing opportunities for innovation such as addressing how to produce, process, market, consume, and handle food, mitigating further impacts of a future calamity or pandemic, should it be inevitable.
Relative to this, a copy summarizing the said study was given to Mayor Tudlong for information and reference of the Bontoc LGU.
In response, the mayor lauded the MPSPC for the study conducted and added that the information gathered would be of great help in the planning and implementation of programs, projects and, activities of the Bontoc LGU with regard to food security.
Meanwhile, a proposal study entitled “Multi-criteria Analysis in Optimizing the Allocation of Stalls at the Public Market of Bontoc” was also presented. The study aims to help in the rehabilitation of the Bontoc Public Market as proposed by Alexander Donato from the Graduate School. By Flora Mae A. Apos