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PIA Press Release
2006/10/26

4 Oro barangays to benefit from CDA assistance

Cagayan de Oro City (26 October) -- Four hinterland barangays in the city stand to benefit from 300 working animals that will be given by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

During the opening ceremonies of the “Koop Tabo” marking the city’s participation to the celebration of the National Cooperative Month in October, CDA-10 Regional Director Orlando Ravanera disclosed that the distribution of 300 carabaos to qualified farmer-beneficiaries in the city is intended to help improve their agricultural productivity.

Among the barangays to benefit from the beasts of burden are Tignapoloan, Mambuaya, Dansolihon and F. S. Catanico.

“We recognize the invaluable contribution of our farmers in feeding the nation and we are doing something to help them improve their productivity”, Ravanera pointed out.

Meanwhile, City Administrator Wilma P. Rugay urged the public to support the on-going Koop Tabo at the City Hall which will run until Friday, October 27.

The Koop Tabo is an agro-trade fair of agricultural products, processed foods, organic foods, seafoods, ornamental plants, and handicrafts by the various farmers, fisherfolk and women cooperatives in the city.

Rugay said that by buying products sold by the city’s agricultural and non-agricultural cooperatives at the trade fair, not only does the public get the best buys but will also help sustain the cooperative movement in the city.

The city administrator also congratulated the members of the various cooperative groups in the city for being consistent and persevering in their unified effort to help improve the economic condition of the people in the countryside.

The Koop Tabo which highlights the celebration of the 1st Cagayan de Oro City Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives Day, formally opened this morning with the ceremonial cutting of ribbon led by acting City Mayor Gricelda Joson and CDA Regional Director Ravanera.

Also witnessing the opening ceremonies were City Councilor Alexander Dacer, City Administrator Wilma P. Rugay, City Agriculturist Godofredo Bajas and City Information Officer Fermina Yuchayco.

Other activities lined up for the celebration are the “eye-care” services to be provided by the German Doctors for farmers, PINAKA contests, variety shows and film showing. (City Information Office/RAGCOM) [top]

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