December 1, 2023

BAUKO, Mountain Province – The provincial government continues to collaborate with partners to bring assistance to families affected by calamities in the province.

The provincial government recently delivered food packs from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to three barangays in Bauko affected by Typhoon Egay.

A total of 415 food packs were provided to Barangay Otucan Sur, 251 to Lagawa, and 481 to Poblacion.   

Executive Assistant to the Governor Acqueles Agnapan said the beneficiaries were identified based on the reports of barangay officials submitted to the Municipal Department of Social Welfare and Development and Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO) and endorsed to the provincial DRRMO.

Beneficiaries are thankful for the food packs they received.

“Iya-iyaman sina iyali yu ay paggawisan isnan umili, sapay kuma ta ad-adu nan programa ay kagtuna ay idawat yu karkaru isnan nay da senior citizens tako,” said Nicole Becyagen from Otucan Sur.

Jona Lacwasan who represented Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan Jr. said through the unity of the local government officials, programs, projects, and assistance that they work hard for are reaching the communities.

Earlier this month, 160 bags of complete fertilizer (14-14-14) were distributed to 557 farmers of Bauko whose vegetable crops were affected by Typhoon Egay. Farmers with an area of .1 to .8 hectare received 10 kilograms while farmers with .9 ha. and above received two to five sacks of fertilizer.

Provincial Agriculturist Dominga Cabatu said the P500,000 which was allotted for the purchase of the fertilizers for distribution was through the efforts of the governor who met with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to seek assistance.

The assistance is also in support to the “Masaganang ani, mataas na kita” program of the Department of  Agriculture. – Clienteast Totanes