Catbaloganon farmers receive farm equipment worth P5.25M

The City Government of Catbalogan is a recipient of the 2016 Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) program of the Department of Agriculture through the Regional Field Office 8 under the Infrastructure Support for Sustainable Rice Production Program via Provision of thirty-three (33) units of tractor and twenty (20) units of Mechanical Thresher in the amount of Five Million Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP 5.25 M).

Thirteen (13) farmers association registered at the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) were the recipients of the said units along with the city’s nursery during the turn-over held at City Plaza last February 06, 2018 with Atty. Salvador Diputado as the guest representative from DA-RFU 8.

City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan was personally present during the said turn-over along with City Councilor Max Pescos and the respective Barangay Chairs and Kagawads of the identified thirteen (13) barangays.

“Ini nga activity gintatawag naton nga turn-over ceremony, pagbalhin hin katungdanan — deri panhatag. Karuyag namon ipasabot nga gintatapuran namon kamo hini nga mga equipment deri como nga beneficiaries, kundi como kasugbong namon nga nakakakontribwer para ha kauswagan han aton siyudad”, Mayor Step shares.

Mayor Step further emphasized that all these support are provided so that farmers can have a sustainable means of livelihood and in turn address poverty and social inequities.

Catbalogan City through the leadership of Mayor Step is assisting indigent families and households through various programs and projects geared towards economic and social development.

(Photos by Paulus Aragon; Article by Ador Hurtado with reports from City Agriculture’s Office

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