By Liezle Basa Inigo
CAGAYAN —Technical Education And Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary General Isidro Lapena personally spearheaded the establishment of Anurturu Organic Farm and the distribution of economic equipment in Anurturu, Rizal, Cagayan recently.
At the same time, TESDA and various government agencies distributed agricultural machinery including two motorized boats from BFAR; fingerlings, vegetables seeds and seedlings while the Provincial Government of Cagayan provided P600,000 for six target beneficiary barangays.
The secretary was accompanied by the Father of Cagayan province, Governor Manuel N. Mamba who led the program.
The selected beneficiaries here in Cagayan are from the barangays of Anurturu, Liuan and Minanga in Rizal while in Sto. Niño, on the other hand, includes the barangay of Balanni and the town of Piat includes Apayao and Villa Reyno.
Meanwhile, the amount of assistance provided to the target beneficiaries is estimated at P1.2M.
Lapeña pointed out that he prefers personal visit to places to convey government support to communities especially in remote areas.
He said this is one of the many steps taken by the government in making and responding to the insurgency threat.
Governor Mamba was also invited to announce the program.
According to Gov. the Provincial Government is providing services for Rebel Returnees so that the leftist brothers can continue to return to the government.