Date Published: July 12, 2021
Access to postharvest facilities and better transport mobility is now within reach of the farmers in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon as the Department of Agriculture –Philippine Rural Development Project 10 (DAPRDP-10) turned-over subprojects on July 8, 2021.
These sub-projects include four (4) Multi-Purpose Drying Pavements that were established in the barangays of Kalugmanan, Mambatangan, Minsuro and Sto. Nino with a total project cost of Php 14,521,334.32.
In addition to the MPDP with warehouse, barangay Mambatangan also received 4.64 Km FMR with a total project cost of Php 44,238,124.48
Angelie S. Roa, Barangay Captain of Mambatangan, expressed her gratitude for receiving two subprojects from DA-PRDP 10.
“Truly, it is a very memorable day for the people of barangay Mambatangan because today, we are entrusted with two subprojects that will greatly benefit all of us, especially our farmers. We are very thankful for all the blessings given to our barangay through the DA-PRDP and we hope that this will not be the end, but the start of economic activities that will bring progress to our barangay. “
Manolo Fortich Mayor Clive D. Quiño said that the series of turn-over of subprojects is a historical event for the municipality.
“This is the very first time that Manolo Fortich was able to receive five subprojects in just a single day! We are very thankful to everyone who did their part in the realization of this projects, especially to DA-PRDP 10 who have been very supportive to our endeavor in improving the lives of our farmers here in the municipality.”
Meanwhile, DA-10 Regional Executive Director and DA-PRDP 10 Project Director Carlene C. Collado congratulated the municipality for its exemplary performance in delivering the subprojects.
“Completing a subproject under DA-PRDP is not easy because it entails volume of requirements for submission and will undergo a series of deliberation before the project will be given an approval to start. We always make sure that the standards and specifications set by the World Bank are being followed. But beyond our expectation, Manolo Fortich was able to turn over five subprojects in just a day. This accomplishment is attributed to the collaborative efforts of the LGUs, contractors, and all the key players who helped in the success of these subprojects.”
“We hope that the officials and everyone in the barangay will properly utilize and take care of these subprojects because these will greatly help everybody, especially our farmers in achieving better yield and quality produce. We wanted these subprojects to last and serve more farmers in the future; this will be your legacy.” Director Collado added.
The turned-over warehouse with MPDP will serve more than 2,877 households in the benefiting barangays while the FMR, with an influence area of 922 hectares, will greatly serve 650 households, including the Bukidnon and Higaonon tribes and the farmers of cassava, mango, corn, and banana.
Also present in the series of ceremonies are Bukidnon vice Governor Rogelio N. Quiño, Manolo Fortich Vice Mayor Miguel D. Demata, councilors and staff of LGU Manolo Fortich, staff of DA-PRDP 10, and officials and residents of recipient barangays. # (CSeraspe)