Itogon mayor pushes for organic farming-A A +A
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
ITOGON, Benguet -- Mayor Victor Palangdan spelled out his plans and programs on the agriculture industry of this mining town centered on organic farming as he marked his first 100 days of service at Sitio Ayosip, Barangay Poblacion.
In his 100 Days Report, Palangdan said his bases for focusing on organic farming is Republic Act 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 that "aims to promote, propagate, develop further and implement the practice of organic agriculture in the Philippines that will cumulatively condition and enrich the fertility of the soil, increase farm productivity, reduce pollution and destruction of the environment, prevent the depletion of natural resources, further protect the health of farmers, consumers and the general public, and save on imported farm inputs."
“Let us convince ourselves that indeed we can go organic. By doing so we can best protect our health, we can protect the environment and we will have also our contribution from the ill effects of global warming,” he stressed. (Maria Aprila Cruz)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 24, 2013.