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Monkayo celebrates “Farmers and Fisherfolks Month” 

Compostela Valley Province – Approximately 700 farmers attend the annual for the “Farmers and Fisherfolks Month Celebration” at the Municipal Dome at Monkayo, Comval Province.

The celebration was held on Wednesday, May 23, 2019, with the theme “Magsasaka’t Mangingisdang Pilipino, Saludo ang Bansa sa Sipag, Tibay at Lakas.”

The farmers were given calamansi seedlings and durian seedlings, along with rice seeds for crops for their attendance of the celebration.

Among officials in attendance were Mayor Ramil Gentugaya, who gave a welcome message at the event and PAGRO Chief Minda Agarano  also gave a rationale of the events in the celebration. New Calape MPC Chair Lope Padilla was also present and as well as Congressman Elect Vice Governor Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, who gave an inspiring message, were also in attendance.

DA Region XI Dir. Ricardo Oñate also gave his message of support for the farmers and fishermen for the development of the province’s agriculture, and 11th EastMinCom Commander Lt. General Felimon R. Santos Jr. also gave a keynote message during the event.

The giving of the “Award sa mga Gawad Saka: Provincial Level” was one of the highlights of the event through the recent winning of the recent Philippines Coffee Competition. Dr. Jaime Anter also explained the progressive innovations of the coffee products along with CEO and Founder Felicitas B. Pantoja, as they also explained the potentials of coffee within the market. Curriculum Instruction Division (CID) Chief Josie Bolofer also addressed the highlights of the “Liwanag ng Pamilya” program as made by Comval DepEd.

The “Farmers and Fisherfolks” celebration, made possible by the Department of Agriculture (DA) is an annual celebration held every May for the Filipino farmers and fishermen for their hard work to provide food to Filipino tables. 

Different corporations, companies, and  DA-Regional Field Offices (RFOs) also volunteer in the activity to express their appreciation of the farmers and fisherfolk’s important role in the implementation of agriculture and fisheries programs. (Sean Seismundo,  ID Comval)

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