BUKIDNON (PIA)–Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Brother John R. Castriciones led the turnover of the two sub-project infra-support farm-to-market roads of Project ConVERGE continuously at Sitio Kalasuyan, Barangay Capihan, Libona and in Sitio Awol, Barangay Mantibugao, Manolo Fortich.
Castriciones shared the plan of DAR of facilitating an affordable socialized housing program for all Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) farmers with solar panel facilities.
“This is how DAR thinks and is committed of helping all ARBs in becoming sustainable and economically viable citizens in our country. I will lobby to include the two Municipalities of Libona and Manolo Fortich for this undertaking,” he said.
For her part, DAR-10 Regional Director Zoraida Omar-Macadindang, Al Hadj challenged all ARBs to preserve and protect the value of Project ConVERGE.
She also praised and appreciated the mayors for their support and commitment of Project ConVERGE saying, “Truly your Municipalities were blessed and fortunate to be our partner.”
One of the leaders of the said recipient local government units (LGUs) said the project is not only beneficial to project converge recipients but to all other farmers who will pass by the farm-to-market road.
Manolo Fortich Mayor Clive Quino expressed his heartfelt thanks to Castriones and Macadindang for the Project ConVERGE, which is a major development contributor to the Municipality.
“This is one of the dreams of my father when he was still the mayor; to have access of farm-to-market road and bridges to connect people’s farm products. And now it becomes a reality through Project ConVERGE. Thank you very much DAR for this,” Quino said. (DAR-10/PIA-10)