Duterte admin gives P890K equipment to farmer groups

Some eight rice farmer associations in Negros Occidental received equipment worth PHP890,000 from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Western Visayas.

The turn-over rites, held Friday at Barangay Tabunan, Bago City, was led by Acting Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson with Fourth District Board Member Victor Javellana and Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino.

Lacson thanked the DA for the provision of farm machines under the agency’s Rice Program.
"Make use of the blessings you have received from the government," he told the farmers.

The recipients were from the cities of Bago, Himamaylan and Silay.

Those who received hand tractors worth PHP130,000 each were the Mambagaton Cluster Farmers Association, Mailum Organic Farmers Association, and General Malvar Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Irrigators Association. SOURCE: 8 rice farmer groups in NegOcc get equipment from DA; By Nanette Guadalquiver on July 29, 2018, 12:40 pm; www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1042999

The Philippine Department of Agriculture, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the promotion of agricultural and fisheries development and growth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Agriculture_(Philippines)

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