DAR supports the insurance program for 7,112 farmers in Agusan del Sur

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march 28 2014 faith picture 1San Francisco, Agusan del Sur -The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is supporting the insurance program that will involve a total of 7,112 farmer beneficiaries who are members of Federation of Agrarian Reform Peoples Organization in Agusan del Sur, Inc. (FEDARPOADSI) belonging to a total of thirty two (32) agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations.

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Andre B. Atega said FEDARPOADSI has successfully launched FAITH-Gojo to provide unique insurance products such as maternity assistance, hospital daily assistance, graduation gift, wedding anniversary souvenir, and burial assistance, not offered by established insurance companies.

Atega said FAITH –Gojo is the combination of acronym FAITH and Japanese word Gojo. FAITH stands for “Fairness in all activities, Accountability for each other as Interpersonal relationship and Transparency in all transactions with Humility to everyone”, while Gojo means mutual aid based on spirit of cooperation.

march 28 2014 faith picture 2Gojo, Atega noted, is comparable to “damayan” in Tagalog or “dayong” in Visayan dialect referring to the cultural practice especially by the local folks of pooling and sharing their resources to extend sympathy and assistance to the troubled families during unwanted incidents like death and calamities.

Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer of DAR Agusan del Sur, Fe H. Mosquera stressed that the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project III in funding the product research and development including promotion and marketing of FAITH-Gojo through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Yojiro Sekegutchi, the Japanese consultant for management and operations of ARISP III expressed his appreciation to everyone for promoting Gojo or “Dayong” in Agusan del Sur and advised FEDARPOADSI to design a specific program in providing assistance that would meet the needs of the victims during calamities.

The highlight of the said launching is the ceremonial pledging of commitment by DAR officials, chairmen of different organizations and guests in writing their names and affixing their signatures to show their passion and enthusiasm to the project.