300 Calauag Farmers Receive Certified Palay Seeds; 81 Baranggays Gifted with Health Coupons


2012-11-29 15:57:35



Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez with Senior Board Member Romano Franco “Mano” Talaga and Mayor Luistro Visorde during the distribution of Certified Palay Seeds to 300 farmers from Calauag, Quezon. The PSB RC 18 and Nsic 222 seeds – which are hoped to increase the province’s rice production – were given away for free.(QUEZON PIO)

Lingap Kalusugan sa Barangay Health Coupons amounting to Php 810,000.00 were distributed to 81 barangays in Calauag, Quezon last November 27, 2012 at the municipal covered court of the said town. Coinciding with the event is the dispersal of Certified Palay Seeds (PSB RC 18 and Nsic 222) for free to 300 farmers in the same municipality.

With proper care, the PSB RC 18 and Nsic 222seeds donated by the Provincial Government could increase rice production. Unlike ordinary palay seeds, the two types could wield 8 tons and 10 tons of rice, respectively.

One of the 300 Calauageños who received the seed is Mrs. Epitacion Babasa, 58 years old and with 6 children. Mrs. Babasa thanked the Provincial Government and Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez for the assistance they gave and added that she and her fellow farmers were pleasantly surprised when they learned that the seeds were given to them for free by the good governor. She said that the initial agreement was that they had to pay half of the amount for the seeds, and it was a relief that they were saved the expense.

Mrs. Babasa encouraged the farmers to work harder and continue to create innovations in the field of agriculture. After years of farming, she is proud that the livelihood was able to put all her 6 children through education.

According to Gov. Suarez, farmers and fishermen should be considered modern day heroes. Without them, there would be no food in any of our tables.

Because the town of Calauag has no hospital of its own, Gov. Suarez and Calauag Mayor Luistro Visorde agreed to stock much-needed medicines at the municipal health office, aside of providing the residents with health coupons.

In front of the 81 Calauag Barangay Captains and 300 farmers, Mayor Visorde thanked the hardworking governor. He expressed his support for the projects and programs given by the Provincial Government, as initiated by Gov. Suarez.

Senior Board Member Romano Franco “Mano” Talaga, was also present during the event.(QUEZON PIO)

Formal turnover of the ceremonial cheque for the Serbisyong Suarez Health Coupon last November 27, 2012 at the municipal covered court of Calauag, Quezon. 81 barangays of the said town were gifted with the coupons. With Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez are Senior Board Member Romano Franco “Mano” Talaga, Mayor Luistro Visorde, Councilors, and Barangay Captains. (QUEZON PIO)