Porac pays tribute to farmers

PORAC, PAMPANGA – In observance of the 11th Porac Farmer’s Day, the municipal government of this town gathered around one thousand farmers from several barangays at Jose Songco Lapid Gymnasium Sports & Civic Center on November 20.

The event was facilitated by the Municipal Agricultural Services Office (MASO) headed by Municipal Agriculturist Melba Malit, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA).

According to Malit, the event aimed to give tribute to the huge contribution of farmers in the society.

“There are 365 days in a year, and we want to give this day to our farmers. We have prepared various activities for them, including the raffle draw, presentation of farmers, and a contest,” she said.

Malit also expressed her gratitude to the municipal and provincial government for the continuous support they are extending to the said beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda, represented by Board Member Rosve Henson, said that his office is always open for any of the farmers’ concerns.

“Buri nang Governor Delta at Vice Governor Nanay na ipayabut kekayu na makayantabe ya ing Kapitolyu king nanu mang problemang sasaganan yu, ali mu king pamananam, nune pati king kekayung kalusugan, at edukasyun dareng anak a bisang magaral,” said Henson.

Governor Delta, through the Provincial Treasurer’s Office (PTO), also distributed financial assistance to all farmers who attended the event.

Also graced the event were Mayor Jaime “Jing” Capil, Vice Mayor Charlie Santos, Sangguniang Bayan Members Rito Buan and Rey Lapid, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) Representative Reynaldo Sarmiento, High Value Commercial Development Program (HVCDP) Regional Coordinator Engr. AB David, Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Council (MAFC) Rodel Simbulan, and Barangay Agricultural and Fishery Council (BAFC) members.