DA Secretary William D. Dar was sent-off by the DA-NorMin team headed by RED Carlene C. Collado and RTD for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga after his attendance to the Joint National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) and Regional Task Force – ELCAC X Meeting, here in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has handed P1.96 billion for the implementation of various programs and projects for FY 2021 to the five provinces of Region 10.

Of which, P303.88 million was apportioned for infrastructure development which includes 13.94 kilometers farm-to-market road in Damulog town and the 6.47-kms in Valencia City, all of Bukidnon province which will benefit 10,489 beneficiaries per 5,770.61 hectares.

The P897.21 million was allocated for CY 2020 rice competitiveness enhancement fund which will benefit 177 farmer cooperatives and associations and 79,976 farmers regionwide.

Other state officials joining in the agriculture secretary’s party were Silvestro H. Bello III, labor secretary; Delfin N. Lorenzana, defense secretary; and Atty. Salvador Panelo, presidential legal adviser.#(ATCabig)