Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) officials want mango bagging to be included among the TESDA courses being offered.
BPSU Vice President for Research, Extension, and Training Services Dr. Hermogenes Paguia said he suggested during the recent virtual meeting for the creation of Bataan Mango Development Council to include mango bagging among the training courses of Tesda for agricultural production. He added NC2 was proposed for the training.
He said the training will address the lack of mango baggers in the province as well as professionalize the skills.
Paguia said teaching and improving the mango bagging skill of Luzon farm workers is needed in boosting the mango industry in the island. Skilled mango baggers are in Visayas and Mindanao.
The Office of Bataan 2nd District Cong. Joet Garcia and other agencies in particular BPSU and Provincial Agriculture Office are pushing for the creation of Mango Development Council in the province.
BPSU President Dr. Greg Rodis is supporting the establishment of the mango council in the province. The university president is pushing for sustainable innovations and researches like in mango production. “The innovations and researches we are doing in BPSU will mean nothing if we do not reach end users”, he earlier said. BPSU is known to have dynamic research and extension office.