NFA-13 opens new warehouse
by Christine S. Parinas
Butuan City (16 March) -- National Food Authority headed by Regional Director Gil Pepito B. Paqueo officially inaugurated its 30,000-bag capacity warehouse in Brgy. Luna San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands, last February 22, 2010.
Gracing the event were Gov. Geraldine "Jade" B. Ecleo and Tubajon Mayor Ronaldo O. Luib Sr. During the ceremony, Gov. Ecleo led the inaugural cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of the marker together with NFA Regional Director Paqueo and Assistant Regional Director Rolando M. Maravilla.
Gov. Ecleo was thankful for the construction of the warehouse in Dinagat which is very essential in order to deliver the rice needs of the people. She further commented that the NFA warehouse is a big help to the provincial government in serving the surrounding municipalities and nearby island barangays.
The blessing of the NFA warehouse was attended by NFA Caraga regional Staff and NFA Surigao del Norte employees. It was also participated by local officials and staff from Dinagat Islands Provincial Office.
The said warehouse is primarily aimed to increase storage for rice requirements which will cater to more than 108 barangays. It will also serve as rice depot supplying to adjacent islands.
The one-hectare land was donated by Carmencita Balocan of that same province. (NFA-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]