By Ligaya Caban
A formulation for feedstock booster won the 2017 NRCO -ISP Business Plan Competitions.
Capt. Oswald Rollorazo and Engr. Jason Javier plan of Total Mixed Ration/Ruminant Feeds Production and Distribution was awarded Grand Winner earning P500,000 for the tandem.
Javier received the award from DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, OWWA head Hans Leo Cacdac and ISP President Jess Morales at Dusit Thani-Manila hotel, November 10, 2017.
Rollorazo missed the event being yet onboard.
DOLE is Dept. of Labor and Employment overseeing the Overseas Workers Administration (OWWA- a chartered agency) and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO). The Integrated Seafarers of the Phil. (ISP) is a non-government organization or NGO.
Javier was born in Olongapo, now based in Quezon City. Rollorazo is from Bohol and owns a sheep farm in Tarlac where they will plant corn as main ingredient of their product.
They plan to teach the technology in other regions, earning from the feed additive they are still testing for the ideal mix and marketed on the tagline, Sustansiyang Garantisado, Kalusugang Sigurado (loosely, vitamin guaranteed, health ensured).
The technology is Total Mixed Ration (TMR), a method of feeding livestock that combines all forages, corn silage, grains, bio-fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins and feed additives formulated to a specified nutrient concentration into a single feed mix.
The brand is TMR Rumi Feeds, a complete organic nutrient single feed mix for the livestock composed mainly of forages, corn silage, grains, protein, bio-fiber, molasses and feed additives mixed and fermented to a single feed mix high in nutrient.
Each bite contains the required level of nutrients (energy, bio-fiber, protein, minerals and vitamins) for the livestock.
In his address, Capt. Morales emphasized the competition criteria includes impact to the community and job creation. This is another reflection of Morales’ advocacy for the fortunate to “payback” the disadvantaged in terms of civic works.
He does not believe in dole-outs but on creating opportunities for the challenged to persevere as he did to liberate himself from the poverty of the farm he was born in. It took years and sweat, but he was able to establish a successful and growing business network in maritime, real estate and allied financial interests.
Jemar Robocca’s Car Wash Shared Economy Mobile Application was adjudged First Runner-up and bagged P100,000; Chad Dorego’s Ice Candy 2.0 was Second getting P70,000 prize money.
Three won Choice Awards getting P50,000 each:
- Ms. Gladys Gonzalo, Multivit 5-in-1 Skin Lightening Soap
- Mr. Andro Marvin Obed, Street Food Asia Restaurant
- Mr. Pedro Mabalhin, Bamboo Skewers and Bamboo Charcoal Production
Consolation prizes of P20,000 each went to:
- Mr. Nerio La Luna – Love Love Duck Farm
- Mr. Mark Royette Ababao – Greenhouse Indoor Plants/Flower Export and Shop
- Capt. Neciforo Abelidas – Calamansi Farming
Also in the gathering were William Gaspay (2015 Grand Winner for seaweed farming) and the mother of Ryan Mark Antiquera (2016 Grand Winner for soft broom making).
The Fourth NRCO-ISP Business Plan competitions will be launched June, 2018 in NCR and following July in other regions.