The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned over a Php 5.6-M farm equipment to Lapogan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) and San Francisco Kababaihan Auto Savings Group in Northern Isabela to mechanize farming.
Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson said the delivery of two four-wheeled 90-horsepower tractors to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOS) under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Project is part of the DAR’s continuing effort to provide comprehensive support services to the farmer-beneficiaries.
Director for Administrative Service Rene E. Colocar led the ribbon cutting and the ceremonial turn-over of tractors to the two farmers’ organization. Regional Director Ayson, Isabela Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO II) Alfredo B. Lorenzo, Jr. and Dir. III for Support to Operations Jess Beth G. Quidasol witnessed the turnover rites.
Dir. Colocar encouraged the farmers to manage well the facilities, having been chosen as the ARBO-recipients out of thousands of ARBOs in the country.
“Each and everyone should work hand in hand to achieve the goals and eventually be catalysts of change in your community," he added.
PARPO II Lorenzo said the project aims to increase farm productivity, improve income and sustain the livelihood of ARBs through their organizations.
Dir. III Quidasol said the DAR Regional Office 02 has contracted the equity distributor “Equity Machineries Inc.” to conduct a hands-on training on tractor operation and maintenance.
The said training would provide ARBO members the technical know-how in operating the tractors and in safe handling. (Maricon M. Israel)
PARPO II Alfredo B. Lorenzo, Jr., ARD Jess Beth G. Quidasol, Director for Administrative Service Rene Colocar and Regional Director Atty. Marjorie P. Ayson hand over the ceremonial key of tractors to grateful members of Lapogan MPC.