DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
REGIONAL FIELD OFFICE NO. 5
SAN AGUSTIN PILI CAMARINES SUR. In compliance with the commitment and instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte and DA Secretary Manuel Pinol, the Department of Agriculture Bicol once again turned over and distributed a total of 38.9 million worth of equipment and postharvest machineries to qualified Farmers Association/Muliti Purpose Cooperatives on November 27 held at the DA-5 compound this municipality. The distribution of said machineries is part of the agency’s objective to reduce post- harvest cost and losses.
Rodel Tornilla, Regional Technical Director for Operations encourage the beneficiaries to have a sense of ownership since the machineries are given without any counterpart . The members should be responsible for the maintenance of the equipment. He said that those who were given are luckier because next time the program will be imposing a loan scheme of 2% annual interest payable within 4 years.