THE Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula has distributed some P50,000 worth of farm inputs to Indigenous Peoples (IPs) farmers in a remote village in Zamboanga del Sur.
Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, PRO-Zamboanga Peninsula director, said the undertaking forms part of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) livelihood project on sustainable organic agricultural program.
Ylagan said in a statement Saturday, February 27, 2021, that among the farm inputs the recipient IP farmers in Barangay Dilud, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur have received Friday include 40 pails, shovels, mattocks, bolos and dippers, as well as assorted seedlings.
Ylagan said recipients also received 50 pairs of slippers, 50 pieces of health kits, including 82 comic books from the Soroptomist International Greater, Manila District headed by his wife, Mae Ann.
He said they also conducted Coronavirus Awareness Response Empowerment Infodemic Drive to the residents as part of their effort to raise awareness on how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially at the grassroots level.
Ylagan said IP farmers program beneficiaries will undergo a three-day training on sustainable organic farming, which will be conducted by a partner agency of his office.
He said the training aimed to boost the farm produce of IPs through organic farming. (SunStar Zamboanga)