DA-10 provides veggie seeds to an Oro community.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10), helmed by Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan, continues its efforts to support local farming communities in Northern Mindanao through the distribution of vegetable seeds to various localities in the region.

On June 18, Luz I. Guzman, PhD, Field Operations Division chief, and High Value Crops Development Program focal person Kersten S. Pagalan, handed over 200 repacked assorted vegetable seeds to Christopher Ryan Bag-aw, representative from the Office of CdeO City Councilor Imee Rose P. Moreno, vice-chairperson and member of the committees on Education and Agriculture and Cultural Communities, respectively.

“Dako gyud kini nga tabang [sa mga mag-uuma] kay kini pod parte ni sa program ni Councilor Imee. Moadto siya sa bukid aron ihatag kini nga mga seed sa mga mag-uuma nga makapaminos sa ilang gastuhon sa pagpananum,” Bag-aw said.

(This is a big help for the farmers since this is also part of Councilor Imee’s program, where she goes to the countryside and distributes seeds to farmers that will enable them to plant at reduced cost.)

The DA-RFO 10’s seed distribution program directly contributes to the eight-point plan laid out by Agriculture Secretary Francisco P. Tiu Laurel, Jr. which aims to strengthen the region’s agricultural industry through strong partnerships with farmers, fisherfolk, and the private sector.# (JLPC)