OPAPP projects turned over to North Cotabato farmers PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 December 2013 14:22

Officials turned over to residents of Kabacan, North Cotabato the other day P5.3 million worth of agriculture facilities built to hasten the economic growth of farming communities in the province.

The projects, a rice mill facility, solar dryers, a warehouse and a water system in Kabacan’s adjoining Barangays Pedtad and Nangaan, were implemented by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, under its Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) Program.

Kabacan is a rice-producing town in the third district of North Cotabato. Farmers in the town’s upland areas plant corn and other short-term crops as a means of livelihood.

The newly-built post harvest facilities were turned over by representatives of OPAPP to barangay officials in the presence of North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Talino-Mendoza, Kabacan Mayor Herlo Guzman, and North Cotabato Third District Rep. Jose Tejada.

Guzman said he is thankful to OPPAP and the office of the provincial governor for the projects, designed to improve the productivity of Moro farmers in the two barangays.

Guzman, a neophyte mayor whose first term started last June 30, following his election last May 13, 2013,  said the Pamana projects complements the peace and economic programs of Mendoza in Kabacan, home to mixed Moro, Ilocano, Cebuano, and Ilonggo peasant communities.

“We also ought to thank Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles for these projects. These will improve the productivity of our farming sectors,” Guzman said.