Governor Alfedo G. Marañon, Jr. led the opening of the Christmas Weekend sa Kapitolyo and ceremonial switch-on of lights, yesterday together with Board Member Victor Javellana, 303rd IB PA Commander Col. Jon Aying, NOPPO Director PSSupt. Milko Lirazan, Provincial Department Heads and employees, other government agencies and farmers.
The governor also distributed a total of 1,816 bags of palay worth P2,179,200 and 109 bags of corn worth P196,200 to 2,448 rice and 153 corn farmers from Candoni, Hinobaan, Sipalay, Cauayan, Ilog, Kabankalan, Himamaylan, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Salvador Benedicto, Hinigaran, Moises Padilla, Binalbagan and Bago City.
This is a quick response effort of the provincial government to address the rehabilitation of affected agri-fishery areas in the province.
Sixteen units of pumps and engine set worth P1,052,800 were also distributed to various farmers’ associations in line with the on-farm mechanization program of the provincial government through the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 6.
In his message, the governor expressed his gratitude and wished everybody a joyous yuletide season.* /Capitol News