On July 8, corn farmers from the 2nd district of MisOr receive hybrid corn seeds from DA-NorMin to help augment their production and income.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Corn farmers of the second district of Misamis Oriental received hybrid corn seeds from the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao to increase their production and income.

DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga, representing Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over 200 bags amounting to P1 million to Rep. Juliette T. Uy of the second district of Misamis Oriental on July 8 in Villanueva town.

RTD Madriaga encouraged the farmers to plant hybrid corn seeds with an average yield of 6-7 metric tons per hectare and resistant to pests and diseases.

Each bag at 9 kilograms can be planted to a half-hectare, and basically used for industrial purposes like feeds.

Edgar C. Alimbog, a corn farmer for 26 years from barangay Kimaya of Villanueva town shared, “Ang natangap naming hybrid corn seeds ay malaking tulong lalo na ngayon na hirap makabili dahil sa pandemic. Dahil nito, mapanatili ang pangkabuhayan naming mga magsasaka.”

Rep. Uy motivated the farmers to engage in entrepreneurship aside from farming to earn more income.

Second district encompasses the city of El Salvador and the municipalities of Alubijid, Claveria, Gitagum, Initao, Jasaan, Laguindingan, Libertad, Lugait, Manticao, Naawan, Opol, Tagoloan and Villanueva.# (ATCabig)