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San Luis bags DAR national award Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Community

puntoQUEZON CITY- San Luis town in the province of Pampanga was awarded on Monday as the Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Community in the country besting other municipalities in Region 3 and the entire nation. 

Department  of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Under Secretary Rosalina Bistoyong together with DAR Regional Director Arnel Dizon  awarded the “Natatanging Gawad Parangal” (National Level) to San Luis Mayor Venancio “Asyong” Macapagal and  Vice Mayor Leonardo Salas Jr., at the BSWM Convention Center, Diliman, QC. 

Eden Ponio, Provincial Agrarian  Reform Officer II (PARPO II)- DAR Pampanga said San Luis represented not only the province of Pampanga but  Region 3 (Central  Luzon) in the national level where it won the prestigious award as Most Progressive Agrarian  Reform Community in the country. 

Ponio who is also the Chairman of the Provincial Screening Committee said the  awarding coincided with the International Year of Family Farming, adding that one of the highlight of the two day celebration held last November 24 to 25 was the “Natatanging Gawad Parangal “awards. 

She said San Luis ARC got a  rating of 4.60 and a ranking of 1 from the provincial screening committee which is the highest score given to any LGU in Pampanga and Central Luzon.  For his part Mayor Macapagal thanked DAR Sec. Virgilio De Los Reyes and  the entire DAR family for the prestigious award adding that the award is not solely for the LGU but the hard working  farmers of San Luis. 

“Ang award na ito ay para sa atin mga magsasaka na walang sawang bumubungkal ng lupa para  meron tayong kainin sa araw araw, sila ang tunay  na mga bayani ng atin bayan at para sa kanila ang karangalan ito,” Macapagal, who is also a farmer, said. 

Source:http://punto.com.ph/News/Article/21742/Volume-8-No-37/Headlines/San-Luis-bags-DAR-national-award-br-i-Most-Progressive-Agrarian-Reform-Community-i

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