Rainy season comes as a blessing to Pangasinan farmers. This is complemented by the provincial government led by Governor Amado I. Espino III, who recently led the distribution of provisions in support to the food sufficiency and reforestation programs of the province.
On August 1 at the San Quintin Field Station, a facility managed by the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Governor Espino led the distribution of 3,697 bags of certified palay seeds, 10,000 fruit and forest tree seedlings, and 60,000 freshwater tilapia fingerlings to various beneficiaries from districts five and six.
“Maraming salamat sa inyong patuloy na pagsuporta sa mga programa ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan sa aking panunungkulan,” said Governor Espino in expressing gratitude to Pangasinenses who recognize the positive impacts of the programs of the provincial administration.
In saying this, Governor “Pogi” has acknowledged the significant contribution of his predecessor, former governor and former 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino Jr. to the development of the province, particularly in setting the blueprint of all development thrusts which are maintained and further expanded by the present leadership.
Assisting Governor Espino during the distribution were: 6th district Board Members Noel C. Bince and Salvador S. Perez, Jr.; Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya, and Assistant Provincial Agriculturist Nestor Batalla.
Provincial Agriculturist Dalisay Moya exhorted the beneficiaries to take advantage of the provisions from the provincial government. “Plant trees as a strategy for climate change mitigation,” she said, further noting the good benefits of greening the environment.
The 3,697 bags of certified palay seeds were distributed to farmers’ organizations from the 10 municipalities in district six, while the 60,000 freshwater tilapia fingerlings produced by the San Quintin Field Station were distributed to beneficiary groups from Sison, Villasis, Sto. Tomas and Balungao towns.
Receiving the 10,000 assorted tree seedlings were 20 farmers associations, 22 schools, seven barangay councils, one Sangguniang Kabataan, and two military / police groups.
/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca (Photos by MVS)