The Project Good Life students, called Friends Rescued (FRs), of the Philippine Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) were taught on the basics of mushroom production during their recent visit at the Mushroom House of Department of Agriculture (DA) in Mati, Zamboanga del Sur.
The FRs were welcomed by Science Research Specialist II Ms. Juvy Lao Guatno and Farm Supervisor Ms. Acil M. Buhisan and were given orientation on how to properly process the production and harvest of the Mushrooms.
The FRs were also taught how to prevent contamination of the mushrooms and preparation of mushroom substrate under the supervision of DA representatives; Ms. Arlene Sanlao – Science Aide and Mr. Eric Boniao – DA Staff. Mushroom Production will soon serve as food and income security for the Friends Rescued especially in this time of pandemic.
Project Good Life for Friends Rescued (FRs) is an inclusive wellbeing psychoeducation program initiated by 53IB in partnership with various organizations and national government agencies that aims to translate the result of initial strength-based research inquiry among former rebels of the 53rd Infantry Battalion to community extension service.
It is a need-based program for FRs to support Executive Order 70 signed by the President which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the country.