Roman leads PHL’s 1st agrarian reform summit

ORANI, Bataan – Farmers across the First District of Bataan converged on Friday for the Agrarian Reform and Convergence Summit held at Orani Covered Gym.

The event, organized by Bataan First District Rep. Geraldine B. Roman, was the first summit held in the country that tackled reforms on land ownership and agricultural development.

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones and Congresswoman Roman led the event together with Orani Mayor Efren Dominic Pascual Jr., Vice Mayor Bong Galicia and SB Members, and officals from the departments of Agrarian Reform, Agriculture, Social Welfare and Development, and from the National Irrigation Administration, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and other concerned agencies.

Congresswoman Roman pledged to prioritize the development of country’s agriculture sector during the Summit.

“I have always believed that our farmers are the backbone of our great country. They have contributed so much to the economic development of the First District of Bataan. After all their hard work and personal sacrifices, at the very least our farmers’ voices deserve to be heard. This is why I sponsored the 1st Agrarian Reform Summit,” Roman said thru her official Facebook Page.

The solon sought the support of Secretary Castriciones to aid farmers who need assistance on land ownership, capital, equipment and other services which will help them sustain farming and contribute to the agricultural progress of the country.

Meanwhile, Castriciones reported that DAR is now mulling the distribution of solar-powered housing projects for farmworkers.

“The national government is eying to provide necessary support services for the farmers to sustain their productivity,” the official said.

Castriciones added that the project will be in partnership with local government units which will help implement the project for agrarian-reform beneficiaries.