TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The newly installed Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture – X, Director Milo D. Delos Reyes, recently paid a courtesy visit to the Provincial Chief Executive of the province, Governor Imelda “Angging” Dela Cruz Quibranza at the Governor’s Conference Room, New Capitol Building on August 19, 2022.
 
Director Delos Reyes was accompanied by Dir. Carlota Madriaga, the Regional Technical Director for Operations, Dir. Audy Maagad, Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations, Engr. Abdulharis Paporo POC- LDN Chief, Provincial Agriculturist Letecia Ditucalan, and other DA’s key officials.
 
The team presented various plans and programs of the department to enhance the province’s agricultural productivity, helping the people improve their livelihood and alleviate their lives from poverty.
 
RED Delos Reyes said, “Ang summary po ng 2022 budget ng Lanao del Norte ay nasa 88.5 million. Dahil isa ang agrikultura sa mga priority ni President Bongbong na siya ring ating DA Secretary, sa Lanao del Norte tumaas ito ng over 481.9 million para sa taong 2023.”
 
Governor Angging extended her thanks to the officials and appealed for constant collaboration in implementing purposeful strategies for agri-fisheries.
 
“Kami naman po ay humihingi ng inyong tulong, magtulungan po tayo para ang gusto ng ating Secretary-President na ma-cluster po ang ating mga farmers ay magawa natin, upang sa gayun madali nang ma-rate at ma-monitor ang mga programang ating ibinibigay sa bawat kooperatiba”, RED Delos Reyes added.
 
Among other provinces, Lanao del Norte places the 2nd, next to Bukidnon, with larger production of corn and rice in Northern Mindanao. Governor Angging assured RED Delos Reyes to be more steadfast in promoting development, increasing the participation of local farmers in economic enterprise, and boosting the agri-economy of the entire region. PIO-LDN