DA addresses concerns of farmers, fisherfolk

By Joey A. Fresnido

An official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has assured the local farmers and fisherfolk of support from the agency.

DA Assistant Secretary for the Visayas Hansel Didulo was in the province recently for the “Hinun-anon sa mga Mangunguma kag Mangingisda” forum at Panay, Capiz.

Didulo said that the DA is supporting the local farmers and fisherfolk following the distribution of the P25 million worth of rice assistance and farm implements.

During the forum, the concerns and problems of the locals were discussed.

Farmer Climaco Buenavides Bocala, president of Barangay Agbalo 2 Irrigators Association Incorporated, shared how the local farmers face difficulties from tilling to yielding because they were already left behind due to mechanization.

“Nagapasalamat guid ako kay Sec. (William) Dar kag ASec Didulo kay natuman ana ang akon dream nga mabuligan ko ang akon mga miyembro sa asosasyon,” Bocala said.*