In a remarkable effort to support and empower local farmers, a distribution of essential agricultural interventions amounting to 102,888,239.50 was done on June 16, 2023, at the Binalonan Civic Center, Binalonan, Pangasinan.

Graced by Pangasinan 5th District Representative, Hon. Ramon Guico, Jr., the activity was attended by municipal agriculturists and farmers from the province’s fifth district. This aimed to provide farmers with the necessary resources to enhance their agricultural practices and boost their productivity.

Under the Rice and Corn Banner Program, farmers were provided with hybrid seeds, hand tractors, and pump and engine sets.

To support vegetable production during off-season periods, the High-Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) and the National Urban and Peri-Urban Program (NUPAP) distributed vegetable seeds, plastic crates, multi-cultivators, shredders, plastic mulch, knapsack sprayers, and farm inputs such as complete fertilizer, muriate of potash, organic plant supplements, NEB plus, and various garden tools. These interventions will help in the establishment of community and school gardens, promoting sustainable vegetable production even during the off-season.

Additionally, the Organic Agriculture Program awarded plastic drums, plastic crates, and net mesh to farmers, encouraging the adoption of organic farming practices and providing essential resources to support their efforts.

Regional Executive Director Annie Q. Bares who joined the activity reminded the recipients to take care of the interventions they are receiving from the government saying “Lagi ko pong sinasabi sa inyo na pakaingatan ninyo ang mga natatanggap ninyong interventions, lalong lalo na itong mga machineries. Sana hindi maging rason para sa pag aaway away ninyo kundi maging dahilan ng pagkakaisa ninyo para mamaximize ang mga resources na naibibigay sa inyo ng ating gobyerno.”

Also present at the venue were Pangasinan 5th district board member Chinky Perez-Tababa, FOD Chief – Analiza Ramos, APCO for Pangasinan – Dr. Marvin Quilates, and representatives of Binalonan Mayor Hon. Ramon Ronald Guico IV and Hon. Governor Ronald Guico III.