Lazatin plants rice alongside farmers; cites hard work

ANGELES CITY – Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr. cited the hardwork of Angeles City rice farmers after joining them in a one-day experience in hybrid farming recently.

“Nung ala kayu pu ken makananu tamu pung mangan, para king syudad? Magtapak tamu pu king pamagtanam. Dalanan mi mu rin ing panandaman yu. Bang ming balu. Makanyan ing pagsuporta,” Mayor Lazatin said.

The Mayor was with Vice Mayor Vicky Vega, Councilor Amos Rivera, and City Agriculturist Officer Dagdag during the event.

For the Mayor, the Paaralang Walang Dingding – Farmer Fields School Hybrid Model Farm is a good program for grain farmers to increase their yield.

“Napakagandang programa [nito], na idinala at ginagawa ng Agriculture Office, bang mitas ing yield karas king pamagtanam king kekatamung pale,” he furthered, citing the City Government’s all-out-support to them.

According to him, Angeleños food security  should be always on top of the list.

“Para pamangan eta mu sana kakalingwan. Gyang maburak, masakit ya ing obrang ortelano, mamanga ku keka yu aldo-aldo agyu yu,” he added.

Moreover, Vice Mayor Vega stressed tha importance of food.

“Wag tayo magaksaya ng pagkain, bawat butil na nasasayang katumbas ng pagod ng farmers natin,” she said.

Councilor Amos Rivera, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture, thanked the farmers for their hard work in producing rice for the city.

He also shared to the farmers his agenda for his courtesy call to Sen. Cynthia Villar this August.

Meanwhile, City Agriculturist Officer Dagdag said the Farmer Fields School Hybrid Model Farm is composed of 16 weeks training or informal schooling under a tree. The farmers aim to learn how to cultivate despite the climate change.# -LDF & Kim Tayag Photos