DA awards outstanding farmers
By DELIA BAGNI
For the individual category, the awardees were Teodoro Kub-ao of Bulanao Tabuk City, Kalinga as the Outstanding Farmer Adapting Rice-Based Integrated Farming System while Jefferson Laruan of Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet asthe Outstanding organic Agriculture Farmer. The awardees received P20,000.00.
For the Institution category, the awardees were Ricarte Domingo Family of Alem, Pudtol Apayao got the Outstanding Farm Family award , Green Thumb 4-h Club of Sitio Bonglo, Paoay, Atok, Benguet as Outstanding Young Farmer Organization award, Lebeng Rural Improvement Club of Bashoy Kabayan as Outstanding Rural Improvement Club , Barlig Development Cooperative of Gawana Barlig, Mt. Province as Outstanding Barangay Food Terminal (Non-LGU managed), La Trinidad MAFC from La Trinidad, Benguet as Outstanding Municipal agricultural and Fishery Council and Mountain Province PAFC of Mountain province for the Outstanding Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Council award as well.The awardees received P50,000.00.
According to DA Secretary Proceso Alcala, the Gawad Saka inspires farmers and fisherfolks to be actively involved in community development, agriculture and fishery industry through the advancement of farming technology and skills sharing.
The awarding ceremony took place in the Bureau of Fisheres and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) building on August 6 where Alcala was the guest speaker. The program was also attended by DA- Cordillera Officer in Charge Executive Regional Director Marilyn Santa Catalina, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan and Mountain Province Governor Leonard Mayaen. #Delia Bagni