Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Batac barangay takes up pottery-making

By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Batac City—Following the example of San Nicolas town, a barangay here will soon become a pottery-making center.

This will soon be realized following the passage of two resolutions in the Sangguniang Panlungsod here. The resolutions, sponsored by Batac councilor Eugenia Violeta D. Nalupta, request two regional offices in assisting in the ceramic pottery making and crafting technology. The two offices are the Departments of Labor and Employment, and Science and Technology, with Brgy. Payao here as the beneficiary.

According to Ms. Nalupta, the ceramic pottery-making project will serve as the barangay’s “One Barangay, One Product” (OBOP) project. She stressed that this is possible as the soil at Brgy. Payao is suitable to be made as pots.

Technicians from the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) tested the soil’s suitability.

Ms. Nalupta disclosed that MMSU also tested other soils in the different barangays here; and only Payao’s soil was declared suitable.

She added that the city government here supports barangays to find their OBOP projects.

She further stated that the pottery-making project in the said barangay would help residents there to gain additional income.

A series of training for pottery-making will soon be available provided the agencies accede to the request.

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