MORE than 4,000 rice farmers from Lubao town received palay seeds as part of the government’s program to improve their competitiveness and income.

Mayor Esmie Pineda of this town, together with Municipal Agriculture Office staff and barangay officials, distributed a total o 10,320 bags of palay seeds to 37 agricultural barangays from May 30 to June 1, 2022.

Close to 4,373 rice farmers, registered under the Registry System for Basic Sector in Agriculture received certified palay seeds thru the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.

Pineda said the distribution of the seeds came in time for this year’s wet season planting.

The re-elected mayor thanked the farmers for their support to the government’s rice sufficiency goal as she vowed to give away free fertilizers for them to boost their palay production.

The free fertilizers, to be an annual program of the municipal government, will be released in August, Pineda added.

The mayor also thanked all barangays for their support to Governor Dennis Pineda, Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, Second District Board Member Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab and elected municipal officials in the last election.

“Makaasa po ang ating mga kababayan sa lahat ng barangay ng Lubao sa tuluy-tuloy nating serbisyo,” Pineda said.