GUIMARAS, August 12 -- Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol met face to face with Guimaras farmers and fisherfolks bringing in 16M worth of agricultural assistance.
As part of his ‘Biyaheng Bukid’ Program, Piñol shared the perspective of President Rodrigo Duterte on the said program.
“Gusto ko lang maintindihan ninyo na ang gusto ni Pres. Duterte, kung ang gobyerno makahatag, ihatag dayun sa inyu, waay na pabudlay-budlay. Basta kinanlan niyo at kung may-ara, ara dayun”, he said.
Further, Sec. Piñol shared the perspectives of President Duterte’s Government on the said program.
Farmers and fisherfolks of Guimaras received equipment support such as hand tractor, water pump and engine set and knapsack sprayers, weighing scales and other tools for farmers and fisherfolks.
The said event aims to address issues and concerns of the farmers and fisherfolks of Guimaras through “Tapatan: Gobyerno at Mamamayan”, as part of the Secretary's itinerary in different provinces which seeks to bring the services of the government reachable and accessible to the people.
Also, certificates of turn-over for different facilities and equipment were given.
On the other hand, the said event was attended by Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, Congresswoman Ma. Lucille Ledesma-Nava, Atty. Hansel O. Didulo, Assistant Secretary for Regulations.
In partnership among the Department of Agriculture Region 6 (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 6 (BFAR), and Provincial Government of Guimaras (PGG), ‘Biyaheng Bukid’ is indeed bringing government closer to the Guimaras farmers and fisherfolks. (PIRD-Guimaras)