Mayor Esmie Pineda led the three-day distribution of 10,320 bags of palay seeds to 37 agricultural barangays of Lubao from May 30 to June 1, 2022.
Close to 4,373 rice farmers, registered under the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture received certified palay seeds thru the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.
Mayor Pineda said the distribution of the seeds came in time for this year’s wet season planting.
Staff from the Municipal Agriculture Office and barangay officials assisted in the distribution.
Mayor Pineda thanked the farmers for their support to the government’s rice sufficiency goal as she vowed to give away free fertilizers for them to boost their palay production.
The free fertilizers, to be an annual program of the municipal government, will be released in August, according to Mayor Pineda.
The mayor also thanked all barangays for their support to Pampanga Gov. Dennis Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, Second District Board Member Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and elected municipal officials in the last election.
“Makaasa po ang ating mga kababayan sa lahat ng barangay ng Lubao sa tuluy-tuloy nating serbisyo,” Mayor Pineda said.