To demonstrate its support in the agriculture industry, the provincial government of Cavite spearheaded by Gov. Boying Remulla, thru the effort of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist headed by Ms. Lolita Pereña facilitated the Regional Gawad Saka awarding ceremony at the provincial gymnasium in Trece Martires City on October 5, 2016.
Mr. Milo D. Delos Reyes, ARD for Operations and Extension, DA-RFO IV-A acknowledge the participants composed of farmers, fishermen, agriculturists from different cities and municipalities, local and national government employees and prominent persons in the agricultural business. Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla and other local executives from different provinces also witnessed the event.
Inspirational messages were delivered by Regional Director Lilian V. Garcia, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region IV-A; Regional Manager Erlene Manohar, PCA Region IV-A; and Center Director Marites P. Cosico, ATI Region IV-A. Provincial Administrator for External Affairs Engr. Efren Nazareno graced the event in behalf of Gov. Remulla. He talked about his own experiences in cultivating the land and promoting the agricultural industry in his home town. He also encouraged the participants to continue in good agricultural practices and persuade their children to love gardening and farming. PA. Nazareno expressed enthusiasm on promoting the programs and projects for agriculture which include the facilitation of seminars and forums for farmers, fishermen and agriculturists to broaden their knowledge on agriculture. He said that quality seeds and plants were also given away to farmers and distributed fingerlings to fishermen to help livelihood development.
On the other hand, 2015 Regional Gawad Saka winners include Kababaihan ng Dasmarinas sa Bagong Milenyo BFT in the City of Dasmarinas (Outstanding Barangay Food Terminal) , Eduardo A. Paras of Silang (Outstanding High Value Crops Farmer ) Bacoor City Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council in the City of Bacoor (Outstanding Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council ), Romulo B. Ayag of Sariaya Quezon(Outstanding Organic Farmer), Edison V. Sabilo of Mauban Quezon (Outstanding Fisherfolk-Fish Culture), Pinagdanlayan RIC of Dores Quezon (Outstanding Rural Improvement Club), Samahan ng Bantay lawa ng Tikub of Tiaong Quezon( Outstanding Small Fisherfolk Organization), Lucban MAFC of Lucban Quezon (Outstanding Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Council), Gemma E. Chavez of Sariaya Quezon (Outstanding Large Animal Raiser), Engr. Edelisa A. Ramos of Candelaria Quezon (Outstanding Small Animal Raiser), Carlito D. Villamayor of Alabat Quezon (Outstanding Coconut Farmer) , Gil F. Baustista of Teresa Rizal (Outstanding Rice Farmer), John C. San Jose of Teresa Rizal (Outstanding Corn Farmer), Golden Arrow Food Enterprises of Liliw Laguna (Outstanding Agricultural Entrepreneur), Dr. Nelly Siababa Aggangan of Los Banos Laguna (Outstanding Agricultural Scientist), and Armando D. Bibat of Calamba Laguna(Outstanding Fisherfolk-Fish Capture). --(PICAD)