200 bags of rice seeds given to farmers in Tacloban City

200 bags of rice seeds given to farmers in Tacloban City

To boost rice production in Tacloban, Mayor Alfred Romualdez led a turn-over ceremony in which 200 bags of Certified Rice Seeds were distributed to rice farmers. Photo: Alfred Romualdez/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY – During a turn-over ceremony that was led by Mayor Alfred Romualdez, 200 bags of Certified Rice Seeds, consisting of 100 bags NSIC RC 222 and 100 bags NSIC RC 480, were given out to RSBSA Registered in Tacloban Agricultural Crops Resource Hub (TACReH), Brgy. 101, New Kawayan.

This was done in order to strengthen the city's rice production.

"Masaya akong makita ang ating mga magsasaka dito Tacloban na kahit Highly Urbanized City (HUC) tayo ay matagumpay nilang naitatawid ang agrikultura para mas mapatibay pa ang food security dito sa atin..

 [I am happy to see our farmers here in Tacloban that even though we are a Highly Urbanized City (HUC) they are successful in agriculture to further strengthen food security here]," Romualdez said in a social media post.

"Nagpapasalamat tayo sa Department of Agriculture RFO8 sa mga ibinigay na seeds at sa kanilang patuloy na suporta sa atin. Maliban sa mga farmers, nakasama din natin ang mga taga City Agri na pinangungunahan ni Mr. Romelo Anade..

[We are grateful to the Department of Agriculture RFO8 for the seeds provided and for their continued support of us. Apart from the farmers, we also met the people of City Agri led by Mr. Romelo Anade]," he added.

The event took place at the Tacloban Agricultural Crops Resource Hub (TACReH), which is run by the Office of the City Agriculturist and is led by Mr. Romelo "Melong" Anade. —iTacloban (Source: TCIO/Alfred Romualdez Facebook page)

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