A total of 108 Marinduquenos received livelihood starter kits including grocery items for Sari-sari Store, electric oven, electric mixer and raw materials for Bread and Pastry Production, Electric Coconut Grater and raw materials for Pastillas De Leche Making, Negokart, sacks of rice for Rice Retailing, ventosa cups and massage mat for Reflexology, Sewing Machine for Dressmaking, Sewing Machine and raw materials for Pillow Making, tools and equipment and raw materials for Manicure/Pedicure, gilt, booster and pre-starter for Swine Business, tools and equipment for Fish vending, raw materials for Ice Cream Making, Polvoron Making and Food Vending/Processing from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on as part of its livelihood project. Distributions of aforementioned starter kits were held on several occasions at the PESO Training Center led by Provincial Administrator Vincent Michael Velasco. In his absence Executive Assistant IV Russel Madrigal, Senior Administrative Assistant III Rolando Larracas and Bokal Adeline M. Angeles controlled the activities.
Crop Development Program
The total crop production of the province increased by 75.28 percent from 5,892.37metric tons of 2019 to 10,327.89metric tons for CY 2020. Although the province has been damaged by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses in the last quarter of 2020 there have been an increase in production of farmers specifically in rootcrops (cassava and arrowroot ).
More production was expected until the last quarter of 2020 but unfortnunately it was not attained due to damages caused by Typhoons Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses.
CROP PRODUCTION (Per Municipality – 2019 and 2020)
Vegetable and other crops
Fish Production Development
2020 Vegetable Production Data
To address the poverty, The Provincial Government thru its LIVELIHOOD INCOME GENERATION TO ADDRESS POVERTY (LINGAP/PGM-LAV) – a microfinancing program that aimed in providing financial support thru credit and assist local farmers, fisherfolks, and vendors to increase production and improve quality of products produced.
Loan Repayments (Collections – Php)
Strengthening of Rural Based Organizations
Provincial Government thru the Agriculture’s Office Organized/re-organized/maintained 3 farmer’s federation, namely: Farmer’s Association Federation, Rural Improvement Club Federation and the 4H-Club Federation. Farmers federations were systematized provincewide as follows:
There are 2,231 various animals are injected with vitamins supplementation to provide resistance to infection, prevent the occurrence of animal disease outbreak and as an essential micronutrient to sustain a productive life. There are 1,389 livestock farmer benefited provincewide.
Blood sample collection on different animals were also conducted to determine its character and assess its general health condition. The procedure involves identification of the levels of its component cells, chemicals, gases, and other constituents including the identification of pathologic organism present in the blood. This year, there are 320 of avian species that are tested in this procedure.
A total of 10,742 dogs and cats were vaccinated with anti-rabies vaccine and 9,919 pet owners were served provincewide. 436 posters distributed in different barangays, 432 orientations on RA 9482 and RA 8485 conducted in pet owners and LGU’s provincewide.
The Provincial Veterinary Office personnel picking up of street dogs, feral dogs, nuisance and aggressive dogs for proper disposition and deemed if necessary. A total of 497 euthanasia through humane procedure was done this year with consent of the 152 pet owners.
On Animal Wildlife Rescue and Emergency Preparedness Nineteen (19) various species of wildlife, rescued, surrendered to Marinduque Animal and Wildlife Rescue Emergency Response Team and 16 of them were release back to their natural habitat after proper identification and health assessment, 3 were still at the rehabilitation area for further care and health management.
This tough year of pandemic the Provincial Government of Marinduque through the Provincial Veterinary Office acquired 44 goats, 15 carabao, 20 horse and 15 cattle that catered the needs of 18 men and 54 women solo parents from various barangays of Torrijos municipality. In addition, 286 various animals were re-dispersed to 271 recipient province wide.
A total of 11 gamefowls, 16 chicken Approximately 170 kgs, 278 packs processed pork products, 579 canned goods, 30 wild ducks, 1 labuyo chicken and 1 illegal meat trader, were apprehended and confiscated after they enter in the territorial jurisdiction of Marinduque without accompanying permit and proper documents (Veterinary Health Certificate, Shipping Permit, and AI Certificate for the chickens) in pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No, 44 s.2002 and DA- Administrative Order No. 5, 27 and 28. Destruction, burning, burying of confiscated illegally shipped animals, processed pork products was immediately done after the confiscation.
In 2020 the Provincial Tourism Office recorded an approximately 12,000 tourist arrivals consolidated from the 6 municipalities of the province. This number is 300% lower compare to that of last year which is justifiable because of the global crisis. The predicament adheres the tourism office to conduct thorough inspection and monitoring of different tourism attractions in the province.
PASINAYA SA BANTAYOG NG WIKA on August 26, 2020 – an acknowledgement and recognition of Marinduque Tagalog as one of the roots of modern Tagalog by the NCCA, KWF to the Province of Marinduque.