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Moises Padilla optimistic on government support

THE local government of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental is banking on the support of the government that will bring further development to the town.

Moises Padilla Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo conveyed her optimism towards the support of the national government in providing the basic services and filling the gaps in this third class municipality.

In an interview with the media, Garcia-Yulo cited that help from the national government agencies (NGAs) is crucial especially to those municipalities identified under the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs).

“We are banking on with the NGAs because they have huge funds. I believe, that we in Moises Padilla, must be prioritized because of the GIDAs,” Garcia-Yulo said in vernacular language.

To note, Moises Padilla is a third class municipality belonging to Negros Occidental’s fifth district.

Labeled as a “red alert” and poverty-stricken area, the town also lacked basic social services such as road, water, and rural health physician and facilities, according to the lady Mayor.

Subong, gina-encourage gid namon ang tawo nga magsalig sa gobyerno. Ti kun patup-on ni ang tanan nga kinahanglanon sang mga tawo, wala man taga-promisa, but at least ma-amat amat na dula ang insurgency (As of now, we encourage the people to place their trust in the government. Should these needs be addressed, [we may not promise it], but at least, little by little the problem of insurgency will soon pass,” Garcia-Yulo explained.

Meanwhile, the local chief executive urged the residents to plant vegetables and fruit trees as these could result to better yield compared to sugar cane.

She added that producing vegetables and fruits is cheaper than that of the sugar cane which entailed huge capital for its trucking and production services.

Garcia-Yulo likewise hoped to partner with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the conduct of agriculture-related seminars. (PR)


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