APALIT -- The Municipal Government here, together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), recently distributed certified seeds to local farmers as part of the agenda to develop the town's agricultural sector.
Mayor Oscar Tetangco, Jr. and Vice Mayor Peter Nucom led the distribution of 650 sacks of certified seeds to the beneficiaries.
Tetangco said that the program aims to assist the local farmers in minimizing the cost of their production and increase their income.
The assistance is timely since most farmers are suffering from the sudden drop of palay rice in the market recently, Tetangco furthered.
"We understand the plight of our farmers that is why we sought assistance from the DA for the seeds. With this, our farmers can save a lot from their production costs, and hopefully help them recover from their losses," he said.
Nucom, a farmer himself, expressed gratitude to the farmers for continuously sowing their farmlands and bringing food to every family's table.
"While farming is primarily a livelihood for them and their families, they also play a bigger role in our community as they are responsible for all the food that we eat everyday so in return, the local government wanted to provide all the assistance we can get to help them," he said.