NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES— Ten (10) floating tillers with a total amount of Php 600,000.00 were received by eight (8) Farmer Associations (FA) from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) at the Provincial Agricultural Technology Coordinating Office (PATCO), Lo-oc, Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental on the 7th of March 2018.
The associations and the number of units they received were, namely:
- Tambulan FA, Jilabangan FA, Lag-it FA, Pindahan FA, Tanlad FA, and Siaton municipal federated association – one (1) unit each
- CATACOFA and Zafia FA – two (2) units each
Ang akong saad sa SAAD (“Ang aking pangako sa SAAD”) was recited by the attendees in line with the ceremonial act of releasing balloons spearheaded by DA-SAAD RFO VII Office in Charge – Provincial Coordinator (OIC – PC) Jaypee S. Soldivillo.
As facilitated by the DA-RFO VII team, the engines were inspected and tested with the help of the Regional Agricultural Engineering Group prior to turnover to its intended beneficiaries.
Writer: Ela Arciaga, PR & Communications Officer