Special Project


PNOY BAYANIHAN PROJECT

Brief Background

Collaboration scheme

The P-NOY Bayanihan Furniture Production Project is a collaborative effort of four government agencies, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Education (DepED), the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). This Project is aimed at helping the education sector to eradicate the backlog of school armchairs and other furniture requirements of the DepEd schools as well as provide livelihood opportunities to communities where the furniture production site is located.

Objectives

The project specifically aims to:
1) Produce school furniture
2) Utilize confiscated logs/lumber
3) Train/develop wood workers
4) Create livelihood opportunities
5) Link tree farmers with school furniture suppliers

Financial support

The Project is funded by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation with an initial of 100 Million pesos for its requirements. It aims to establish School Furniture Training and Production Centers in at least ten sites all over the country and one of which is the Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades (ASSAT) in Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur.

Source of raw materials

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources shall donate confiscated logs and lumbers to be used for the Project and source out wood materials from its legal plantations and concessionaires thus, curbing illegal logging operations.

DENR-Caraga estimated about 10,000 cubic meters of confiscated logs requiring P 26,335,362.00 for hauling and milling with an expected total production of 2,120,000 board feet of recovered lumbers. With 50% expected recovery rate from the recovered lumbers, the Production site shall work on the 1,484,000 board feet of lumbers to produce 140,000 armchairs.

Initially, DENR-Caraga delivered logs with a total volume 1,598.715 cubic meters which produced a net of 71,336.32 bd. ft. volume of lumbers. With these, a total of 20,802 set of armchairs were produced.

Production of armchairs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority shall establish new and retrofit its existing facilities to serve as the Center for School Furniture Production and Training. The Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades (ASSAT), as the production site is expected to provide the necessary training for school furniture production and produce armchairs and furniture needed by DepEd schools.

The P-NOY Bayanihan Furniture Production Project commenced its operation on May 2011.

Project beneficiary

The Department of Education shall provide the volume and specifications of armchairs and other school furniture including the locations where they are needed. It shall facilitate the delivery of completed school furniture by providing the list of schools and shall pay for the furniture produced and delivered at an agreed price which shall not be higher than the average pricing for the last two years.