LUBA, Abra (PIA) –-Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) - Cordillera delivered more than four tons of milled rice as assistance to the Sustainable and Inclusive Peace and Transformation (SIPAT) beneficiaries in this town affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake last July.
The Agriculture Program Coordinating Office (APCO) headed by Dr. Rosemarie Tesoro brought 164 25-kilogram rice bags or 4.12 tons to the far-flung barangay of Lul-luno through a ferry boat in Tumbal River between Manabo town and here as there is no bridge yet connecting the two municipalities.
The rice bags were received by barangay officials led by Punong Barangay Rosario Gayyed in their barangay hall where the distribution was held.
Tesoro said 82 households were given with two bags each.
“The SIPAT beneficiaries are registered farmers under the RSBSA or the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture and here in Lul-luno, and a total of 82 beneficiaries were identified and submitted to our office,” Tesoro said.
Punong Barangay Gayyed expressed his thanks to the DA for their efforts in personally delivering the rice bags to their barangays.
“Malaking grasya sa aming barangay itong bigas na inyong binigay lalo na ngayong katatapos ng lindol, may mga nangangailangan pa ng ayuda,” Gayyed said as he assured that no one is left behind in the rice distribution.
Luba Sangguniang Bayan Chairperson on Agriculture Hitler Gayyed witnessed the distribution. (JDP/CAGT - PIA CAR, Abra)