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Gov. Marañon turns over P5 Million worth of Agricultural Projects

Gov. Marañon turns over P5 Million worth of Agricultural Projects

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. with the farmer-beneficiaries during the turn over of agricultural projects worth a total of P5 Million to irrigators’ associations from the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental, yesterday./Capitol photos by Richard Malihan

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led in the turn over of agricultural projects worth a total of P5 Million to irrigators’ associations from the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental.

The activity held at National Irrigation Administration (NIA) – VI in Bago City, yesterday, was attended by 108 accredited irrigators’ associations, who received motorized grass cutter, knapsack sprayer and basic heavy duty farm tools, hand tractor and thresher, pump and engine, and a rice mill.

Gov. Marañon said that Negros Occidental is blessed to have abundant sources of water; he assured the farmers that they will continue to receive more agricultural projects from the provincial government that will modernize and introduce mechanized farming to them that will eventually increase their production.

Vice Mayor Nicholas M. Yulo of Bago City said that the agricultural productivity in the province is in place because of the exceptional leadership of Gov. Marañon.

Gov. Marañon turns over P5 Million worth of Agricultural Projects

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. with the farmer-beneficiaries during the turn over of agricultural projects worth a total of P5 Million to irrigators’ associations from the different towns and cities of Negros Occidental, yesterday./Capitol photos by Richard Malihan

Meanwhile, Rosemary Caunca, president of the League of Government-Assisted Federation of Irrigators’ Associations thanked the presence of the beneficiaries who showed cooperation in the government projects given to them.

Mamerto A. Andalajao, Jr. of the Magballo-Balicotoc-Canlamay Federation of Integrated Farmers Irrigators’ Association thanked Gov. Marañon and the provincial government projects given to them and said that the Rice Mill project will make a big difference in their palay production.

Also present in the turn over ceremony were Executive Asst. to the Governor, Angel Verdeflor, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan, John Lastierre of NIA – VI, and Engr. Lorena Sioco of the NIA-Negros Occ. Irrigation Management Office VI./Capitol News

Usec Puyat’s visit at Carbin Reef with Guv

Usec Puyat's visit at Carbin Reef

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center), DA Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and chef Enting Lobaton at Carbin Reef in Sagay City, yesterday. /Capitol photo

Usec Puyat's visit at Carbin Reef

Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (4th from left) showcases the bounty of the sea to Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (5th from left) of the Dept. of Agriculture during the latter’s visit at the Carbin Reef in Sagay City, yesterday. Also in photo are 2nd District Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva, Ramon Uy, Jr., Chef Enting Lobaton, and Agnes Iida, among others. /Capitol photo

New OIC Provincial Director of NOPPO visits Guv

New OIC Provincial Director of NOPPO visits Guv

PSSupt. Samuel C. Nacion, newly-installed OIC Provincial Director of the Negros Occ. Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) called on Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (right) at the Capitol, yesterday. /Capitol photo