Furigay extends assistance to Lamitan farmers, fisherfolks PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 11:46

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Lamitan City Mayor Rose U. Furigay has found solution to mitigate the ill effect of long summer  season by giving loan assistance livelihood  to most affected sectors like farmers, fisherfolks , women. sikad drivers and other less fortunate people.

Furigay said the cash loan program for the marginalized sectors has no interest for them to improve their life.

According to Furigay,  many Lamitan folks are affected by the El Niño phenomenon most especially the farmers, fisherfolks and women and other  less fortunate people.

“We are doing these to alleviate their status”, Furigay pointed out.

The mayor also said that under her leadership, she has been providing assistance to improve the quality of products of rubber farmers so that  they will be competitive in the world market.

Furigay has received information that in some areas in Western Mindanao, rubber tree extract producers and  farmers  are maliciously destroying the quality of their products by putting in it any strange materials like stones or other heavy object to make it weigh more heavy.

“We are all validating and evaluating the veracity of the information. That is why we always tell our farmers to make their products quality ones and world competitive,” she said.

Furigay is also promoting cacao production and farming, coffee farming and summer quality vegetables for extra  earnings of the farmers.

Her assistance also include for Lambaklad fishtraps  and other fishing assistance for to fisherfolks.

“ We also undertake social services that reach to the people in the grassroots level for sustainable livelihood projects”, Furigay said.

Meanwhile, the mayor disclosed that she is very optimistic the May 9 elections will be peaceful in Basilan.

“ Our team, the Liberal Party, will continue serving  the people of the city. My call to the people is to stay united and solid and support her for the good of the city”, Furigay said.

The proclaimation of the Liberal Party was held on Tuesday at Claret School of Lamitan City. It  was graced by Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Mujiv Hataman and his party. — Allen Abastillas