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Mr. Mario Ortega

“DA employees are born to serve, so take advantage of that.”

Mr. Mario Ortega, who represented La Union’s First District Congressman Pablo Ortega stressed this out in his message during the Turn-over and distribution of farm machineries and equipment at the Ilocos Integrated Agriculture Research Center, Sapilang, Bacnotan, La Union on February 28, 2018. He encouraged the farmer-beneficiaries to get in touch with the DA and the Local Government Units for whatever agri-related interventions that they need.

He committed the support of the Office of the First Legislative District of La Union to any programs and projects that would further enhance the productivity and income of the farmers.

He likewise expressed his gratitude to the DA for realizing the aspirations of the farmers in acquiring better farm machineries and equipment through the farm mechanization program in order to further sustain the stable food production status of the province.

Mr. Adamor Dagang, representative of La Union Governor Emmanuel “Pacoy” Ortega in his message likewise expressed his appreciation to the DA’s Farm Mechanization Program as he believes that the program could improve the lifestyle of the farmers especially in their farming operations.

With the battle cry of the province as “Spread the Love,” Mr. Dagang said that the distribution of the farm machineries to the farmers, in tandem with the DA and the LGUs, is one among many other ways of how the Provincial Government of La Union is trying to spread love to its constituents.

Meanwhile, Mr. Romeo de Mayo, the Agricultural Programs Coordinating Officer of La Union in his closing remarks during the program reminded the farmer-association member beneficiaries to take good care of the farm machineries given to them in order to maximize their full service potential. He also encouraged the participants to take advantage of the DA’s regulations in giving projects as grant or zero percent equity from the farmers so that they could avail of more farm machineries and equipment that they could use in their farming operations.

The turn-over and distribution activity was attended by the 12 association beneficiary-members from the seven towns of the first district of La Union. DA has distributed a total of 26 units of various farm machineries and equipment valued at around Php3.5 million.

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