July 23, 2024

Seedlings given to 20 families in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Backyard-grown vegetables will soon be added as food on the table of 20 families that received eggplant and pechay seedlings from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMAG) on April 26.

Assistant Municipal Agriculturist Catherine Agcon said 179 eggplant seedlings and 40 packets of pechay seeds were given to the parents of 20 malnourished children. It was sourced from the Agricultural Program Fund.

This health and nutrition intervention of the local government aims to promote backyard gardening which is cost-efficient and healthy.

Tilapia starter and grower feeds and crates were also turned over to fisherfolk of the different barangays of Bontoc.

Administrative Officer IV Ross Kiat-ong of the OMAG said 35 sacks of feeds and 50 crates sourced from the Gender and Development Program fund were distributed to the fisherfolk who have previously received tilapia fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic Resources on March 1. – Christy Mae F. Che-es and Flora Mae A. Apos