Cebu Gov Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale distributed close to a million worth farm inputs, implements and assorted materials to various women’s organizations from recipient barangays.
The Provincial Women’s Commission requested the items from the Gender and Development Program Section of the Office of the Governor to help improve the lives of the beneficiaries.
The turnover ceremony was held at the Capitol’s Legislative Building on Monday, Oct. 29, which was also attended by some local government officials.
Among the major items distributed were nine huge 2,400-liter plastic water tank worth P89,000 each. These were given to different barangays in seven local government units (LGUs). Other items given to the beneficiaries were seeds of hybrid eggplant, tomatoes, papaya, squash, and ampalaya, as well as seeding bags.
Davide and Magpale also distributed nursery shed nets and plastic mulch.
Monobloc chairs and tables and vegetable slicer and steamer were also provided to the beneficiaries.
The recipients of the water tanks are Barangay Butong of Pinamungajan, Barangay Manlum of Oslob, Barangay Patupat of Barili, Barangay Talaga of Argao, and Barangay Cambanay of Danao City.
Two barangays from Toledo City and in Alcantara town also received water tanks. These are Barangays Talavera and Landahan in Toledo and Barangays Cabadiangan and Salagmaya in Alcantara.
Present during the distribution ceremony were Pinamungajan Vice Mayor Honeylette Yapha-Lingad; Barili Vice Mayor Ondo Mariñas; Provincial Board Members Raul Bacaltos, Miguel Magpale, and Earl Tidy Oyas; barangay officials, women’s organizations officials; among others.
Development of countryside is one of the Six-Key Development Agenda of the administration of Davide and Magpale. This is being done by improving the lives of the farmers and empowering the wives and women through the introduction of livelihood trainings.
The other five development agenda are health and social services; education and technical vocational training; environment protection, climate change and disaster risk management; infrastructure development, tourism and investment promotion and law and order.
All these agenda are geared toward the Capitol’s goal, which is “Kalambuan sa Matag Sugbuanon.”