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DISOP Coordinator to Southeast Asia Ms. Kathleen Deckmyn together with DISOP Philippines Program Officer Mr. Conrado Brigoli, met with the officers of Federation of Sustainable Forest Managers of Southern Leyte (FESFOMASOL) in Sogod, Southern Leyte on June 23, 2011. They discussed the status of CBFM POs in Southern Leyte and what the federation, the DENR, the FCI and DISOP can do to help them improve their current situation.
Mr. Rolando Garote, FESFOMASOL President/PFAI President (black shirt), presides the meeting with DISOP Philippines. From left (clockwise) Mr. Conrado Brigoli, DISOP Program Officer, Mr. Geronimo Terre, CENRO Maasin Federation President/MAFAMCO President, Mr. Ceprino Lagbas, CENRO San Juan Federation President/HIFOSAI President, next to Mr. Garote is Mr. Rodrigo Mabale, FCI-PIFDP Team Leader, Mr. Servando Acedo, PENRO Southern Leyte CBFM Coordinator, Ms. Kathleen Deckmyn, DISOP Coordinator to Southeast Asia, and Ms. Editha Gamutan, FESFOMASOL Secretary/MUFA Secretary.
The following day Ms. Kathleen Deckmyn and Mr. Conrado Brigoli proceeded to visit Tomas Oppus Farmers Developers Association (TOFDA) in Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte. They visited the CBFM area of the PO and then they had a luncheon meeting together with the PO members.
Ms. Kathleen Deckmyn (left) ask question with Mr. Joselito Capilitan, TOFDA President (2nd from left), during their visited to TOFDA's nursery. Looking over from the right is Mr. Conrado Brigoli, Program Officer of DISOP Philippines, TOFDA, Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte, June 24, 2011.