December 1, 2023

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Personnel from the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College 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 Tudlong, Jr. last March 14.
The study conducted by Parline Angyap and Tafaleng Ulalim from the Criminology Department of MPSPC in collaboration with the provincial government talks about the challenges encountered by the municipalities in the province during the outbreak of the Covid-19.
Best practices of local government units, national government agencies, partner stakeholders, and the community to address sustainable food security were also highlighted in the study.
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.
A copy summarizing the study was given to Tudlong for reference of the LGU.
The mayor lauded the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College for the study and said the information gathered would be of great help in the planning and implementation of programs, projects and, activities of the with regard to food security. – Flora Mae A. Apos