The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the initiative of Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo continuously partners with the Department of Agriculture in providing assistance to local farmers of the province. The Provincial Agriculturist Office led by Department Head, Letecia G. Ditucalan, distributed 9 kilos of corn seeds to each of the 349 corn farmers that were affected by weather conditions in previous years along with Jonathan Bagtasos, Technical Staff of Cornworld Seed Company.

The Corn Seed Distribution is under the Quick Response Fund of the Department of Agriculture in partnership with the Cornworld Seed Company who provided the seedlings for the activity at Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod on May 2, 2018.

The activity began when Provincial Agriculturist Officer Letecia G. Ditucalan introduced the speakers starting from Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Member, Honorable Reinario S. Bihag, Chairman, Committee on Cooperatives and Agriculture and Mr. Jonathan Bagtasos.

Honorable Board Member Bihag spoke on behalf of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’Quibranza-Dimaporo. In his speech, he specified that the good Governor wants the seeds to be used in the purpose of recuperating the corn mazes that were destroyed in the past due to natural calamities such as El Niño and typhoons in order to help the corn farmers recover from the lose as well as help the corn industry of the province back on track.

Right before the handing over ceremony Mr. Bagtasos shared his technical expertise on Cultural Management of the CW HR8 Variety, a local grown corn seeds in the country specifically bred to endure the country’s dry and wet seasons.

The 349 corn farmers come from 9 municipalities of the province. These municipalities are Balo-i, Baroy, Kapatagan, Maigo, Nunungan, Salvador, Sapad, Sultan Naga Dimaporo and Tubod each of the farmers received 9 kilos of CW HR8 Variety corn seeds from PAO Head Ditucalan, Bagtasos and Hon. Board Memebr Bihag.

Through the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Annging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo along with the dedication and support from the 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo together with the Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Agriculture and Fishing sector will always be given priority for these two are the primary source of income of Lanao del Norte which make the province stable and self-sufficient. PIO-LDN