Thirteen winners of Pasidungog sa Panguma during the Panaad sa Negros Festival were endorsed by the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist as entries for the Gawad Saka 2016 Search for Outstanding Achievers in Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Pasidungog winners, who were awarded in April were elevated as the Department of Agriculture-Negros Island regional winners to be entries in the national Gawad Saka Awards, OPA said.
The DA-NIR entries are: Crisanto Umba of Brgy. Quezon, San Carlos (Outstanding Integrated Rice Farmer); Wilfredo Delos Reyes Sr. of Brgy. Robles, La Castellana (Outstanding Integrated Corn Farmer); Aurora Barredo of Brgy. 9, Victorias (Outstanding Agricultural Entrepreneur); Francisco Chan Jr. of Brgy. Bagonbon, San Carlos (Outstanding High Value Crop/ Fruits);
Jerry Dionson Brgy. Tabunan, Bago (Outstanding Organic Agri. Farmer); Richard Aquino of Brgy. Tortosa, Manapla (Outstanding Fisherfolk/Fish Capture); Tito Pederiso of Brgy. Mansablay, Isabela (Outstanding Fisherfolk/ Fish Culture); Johnic De la Cruz of Brgy. San Pablo, Manapla (Outstanding Young Farmer); Brgy. Binubuhan Youth Organization of Bago (Outstanding Young Farmer Organization);
Hda. Asuncion Taborda Rural Improvement Club of Brgy. Robles, La Castellana (Outstanding Rural Improvement Club); San Carlos City Agricultural and Fishery Council (Outstanding City Agro-Fishery City Council); Codcod Agrarian Reform Community of San Carlos City (Outstanding Small Farmer Organization); Bonifacio Family and Rosario Villarenia of Brgy. Patag, Silay (Outstanding Farmer Family), OPA added.*KBC
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