Thursday, October 8, 2020

People’s Organizations in Paquibato exhibit Farm Products during the Panabo City 8th Binulig Festival 2020

PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte – The people’s organizations in Paquibato District joins the celebration of Panabo City “8th Binulig Festival” last October 5, 2020, highlighting their farm products.

Through the generosity of the City Government of Panabo headed by Honorable Mayor Jose E Relampagos, the harvests of the people’s organizations (POs) in Paquibato District were showcased during the City’s 8th Binulig Festival Celebration.

The harvests include Ampalaya, Green Bell Pepper, Conical Sweet Pepper, Carrots, Eggplants, Okra, Pepper Sword, Siling Labuyo, Squash, String Beans, and Tomatoes. It has a total weight of 1,040.5 kilograms with a market value of Thirty Thousand Pesos (Php30,000.00).

These POs are the former members of the underground mass organizations (UGMO) in the Paquibato District who withdrew support from the communist terrorist group (CTG).

Through the Community Support Program (CSP) Team and Community Development Team (CDT) of the 27th Infantry Battalion, 10ID, PA, these former UGMO’s members were organized into people’s organizations and link to different agencies of the government for appropriate training related to farming and availability of several farm seeds.

These are the same POs who displayed their farm products during the conduct of the Peace Building Seminar in Brgy Lumiad and Malabog which also generated significant sales. From former UGMO members to productive individuals, these POs are now earning additional income to support their basic needs.

The members of the POs were delighted by the assistance provided by the CSP and CDT of 27IB and the continued support of the government, particularly the Davao City Agriculture Office (CAO) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on capacitating, providing farm seeds, and offering a market for their harvests.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 27th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA 

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