KAPATAGAN, Lanao del Norte – About fifty (50) upland rice, corn, and vegetable farmers organizations received new multi-function power tillers from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO). The turnover ceremony was held at the Provincial Nursery Seed Farm, Poblacion, Kapatagan town, Wednesday, March 23, 2022, and was spearheaded by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo.
This project was taken under the 20% PGLDN Development Fund CY2021 worth Php10 Million, aiming to help 50 proponent groups under the Provincial Upland Rice Development Program, Corn Program, Gulayan Program. The event was also graced by 2nd District Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo, Engr Abdul Harris Paporo, Provincial Operation Center Chief, and Honorable Reinario Bihag, Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member and Chairman of Committee on Agriculture.
“Hinaut nga kining mga madawat ninyo, inyong ampingan aron makatabang sa inyohang pag-panginabuhi,” Cong. Dimaporo said. (I hope that you will take good care of what you will receive, for these can also help alleviate your livelihood.) Governor Dimaporo also hoped that all these machineries would be properly used, saying, “In Provincial Government, we always make sure to set aside projects for agriculture. We just hope for you to make use of the machineries wisely and make certain that they are handled, managed, and maintained well for our next generation of farmers.”
“Tungod sa modernization, nawal-an na og panginabuhi ang ubang mga farm laborers. Among paningkamotan na mahatagan silag pagtagad og matabangan usab sila,” Governor Dimaporo added. (Due to modernization, some farm laborers have lost their livelihoods. We will try to give them attention and help them as well.)
Jervin Tumala, the representative of Payong Logdeck Dalamas Farmers Association from the Municipality of Tagoloan, expressed his earnest thanks on behalf of his fellow farmers to the Provincial Government and PAO headed by PA Letecia G Ditucalan. “Dako among pasalamat kay bisan kami ang kinalayoan, naabot gihapon mi sa programa sa atong gobyerno. Dako kini na tabang sa among mga mag-uuma,” Tumala said. (We are so thankful that even though we are the farthest, the program of the government still reached us. This will be a great help to us farmers.) PIO-LDN