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PIA Press Release
2010/05/05

Panabo inducts new set of FARMCs officers; newly acquired tractor blessed

Panabo City (5 May) -- In line with the fisher folk empowerment program of the government and to achieve sustainable development of fisheries, the local government of Panabo conducted the oath taking of the officials of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (FARMCs) at the lobby New City Hall on April 26.

The said council will institutionalize the major role of the fisher folk and other resource users in the planning and formulation of policies and programs for the management, conservation protection and sustainable development of fisheries and aquatic resources.

Meanwhile, on the same day, helping the farmers increase their production also requires their ability to work their lands, Mayor Jose L. Silvosa, Sr. embarked on a Plow Now Later Program early in his administration and later moved towards providing more modern agricultural services to farmers through the establishment of the New MotorPool Garage at the Brgy. Datu Abdul where the blessing of the newly acquired tractor was held.

The Local Government of Panabo thru the City Agricultural Office acquires another 1 unit of tractors which provided field preparation services through cost recovery scheme for the farmers who are financially incapable of procuring farm equipment and implements.

With the newly acquired tractor, the city government has now scaled down in using its carabao to plow and till their lands and encouraged farmers to avail of the mechanized farming program of the city.

"With this newly acquired tractor, infrastructure projects including the rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads that connects our rural farming communities with the market improves their accessibility for the delivery of vegetables and fruits to the market" City Agriculturist Alijandro Mayato said. (Markgellor ? City Information Office) [top]

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