2,000 ducks shipped to Jolo PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:08

RT LIM, Zamboanga Sibugay – Rep. Habib Tupay Loong (1st District, Sulu) yesterday expressed  full confidence that he could free the people of his district from poverty by implementing more livelihood programs  for them -– this time he distributing 2,000 ducks in his district.

Rep. Loong on Sunday, in cooperation with the  Department of Agriculture in Zamboanga Peninsula, has shipped about 2,000 ducks to Jolo, Sulu for  immediate distribution  to the coastal residents of the municipalities of  Hadji Panglima Tahil, Indanan, Jolo, Maimbung, Pangutaran, Parang, Patikul and  Talipao.

Loong said the 2,000 ducks which he shipped to Jolo,is part of the 15,000  ducks he bought for  his district using his congressional development fund.
He said the supplier of the ducks is expected to deliver to the  SRT Farm in  this town the 13,000 ducks in the coming days for delivery to Jolo in Sulu.

Loong believes that implementing livelihood programs for the poor people of  his district  using his congressional development fund is a solution to bail the poor out  of their predicament and eradicate insurgency in the province.

“Always remember that the root cause of insurgency is poverty. Now, if I will continue to introduce  a series of livelihood programs for my constituents in my district, it is just as good as saying, I am reducing the  insurgency rate of  Sulu,” Loong explained.

The SRT Farm is a 170-hectare farm in this town that hosts the  animal dispersal  and agricultural programs of Rep. Loong for  his district in Sulu.
He assured the people of his district that more animal dispersal programs will be introduced in the coming days.

He added that  agricultural seedlings like abaca, rubber and other high valued  agricultural plants will also  be distributed to the people of Sulu.
Last month, Loong also engaged the services of the  Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the  implementation of  livelihood for fishermen in Sulu. These include the construction of a “payao” in some costal areas of his district, distribution of fishing gears and nets including the distribution of  pump boats to fishermen. — Nonoy E. Lacson