DA conducts last leg of farm machinery distribution in Pangasinan
Following the distribution of farm machineries and equipment in the first and second districts of Ilocos Norte, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I led by Regional Executive Director Lucrecio Alviar, Jr. made the last leg of ceremonial mass distribution of farm machineries and equipment for the 4th and 6th districts of Pangasinan.
Held on October 17, 2017 at the Pangasinan Research and Experiment Center in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, the ceremonial distribution has benefitted the 150 farmers organization officers and members with the distribution of 102 units of various farm machineries and equipment worth P35.2 million.
Graced by no less than Pangasinan Governor Amado “Pogi” Espino III and 4th & 6th Districts Representatives Christopher de Venecia and Marlyn Agabas, the distribution and awarding ceremonies provided an avenue to realize the dreams and aspirations of the farmer organization-beneficiaries to own modern farm production machineries, tools and equipment that would help them in their farming activities thereby raising their productivity and income.
Adding to the festive mood and colors to the event and veering away from the usual conduct of previous ceremonial distribution activity, DA through Director Alviar conducted a singing contest that was participated in by the representatives of the various farmers organization recipients.
Mr. Federico Cabanting of Asingan, Pangasinan emerged as the first place winner earning for his association a one-unit 4-wheel drive tractor worth P900,000.00 in addition to the machinery that they have received during the ceremonial distribution.
The second and third placers were Mr. Rogelio Quinto and Mr. Rudy Abalos from San Fabian and Rosales, Pangasinan where they will also receive from DA one unit hand tractor and 1 unit rice thresher, respectively as their prizes.
DA also gave 1 unit pump and engine sets for each of the 10 non-winning contestants as consolation prize amounting to a total of P700,000.00.