(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Agrarian orgs receive P4.8M worth of farm machineries from DAR

Two agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations from the province of Surigao del Norte received farm equipment and machineries from the Department of Agrarian Reform - Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) during the  distribution activity held on February 1, 2023 in the Municipality of RTR, Agusan del Norte.


Dili matupngan ang kalipay nga among gibati karon tungod sa mga farm machineries nga among nadawat karon. Arang namo gayud kaswerte. (We cannot fathom the joy that we felt right now because of the farm machineries we just received from DAR. We are just very lucky),” exclaimed Dionesia Gonzales, chairperson of San Pedro Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (SPARBECO) of Brgy. San Pedro, municipality of Alegria in Surigao del Norte. 


The distribution of said machineries is through the DAR’s Sustainable and Resilient Agrarian Reform Community (SuRe-ARC) Project under the Climate Resilient Farm Productivity Program.  


Dako gyud ang mahitabang niini sa amo mga miyembro nga mag-uuma kay makadaginot na kami sa amo mga gasto sa pag-ani og sa pagbalhin sa mga humay gikan sa basakan ngadto sa dalan. (The machineries are of really big help to us in terms of harvesting our fam produce and hauling of the same),” said Gonzales.


SPARBECO received one unit of rice combine harvester in 60 horsepower and one unit hauling truck, a 6-wheeler 14-footer drop side, with a combined cost of P2,942,880.


Meanwhile, Matin-ao Agra Farmers Multi-purpose Cooperative (MAFAMCO) of Brgy. Matin-ao, Mainit, Surigao del Norte also received one unit of four-wheel drive tractor in 35 horsepower that costs P1,866,000.


Magamit gyud namo og dako sa among pagpanguma ang gihatag sa amo karon nga tractor kay dili na kami magdaro sa among mga basakan. Dako gyud kini og tabang sa amoa. (We can really utilize the tractor in our land preparation because we don’t have to do manual labor anymore. It really is indeed a very big help),” said Janito Salar, chairperson of MAFAMCO.


Salar assured that they will take good care of the tractor so that it will be sustainably efficient and effective.


“The provision and extension of these agricultural machineries is our commitment to our beloved agrarian reform beneficiaries and our assisted ARB organizations that DAR will be with them in every step of the way to help them achieve sustainable livelihood, increased household income, and improved quality of life,” quipped Maria Elizabeth de Guzman, the Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II of DAR-SDN. (Daryll M. Tumbaga-PIO/DAR Surigao del Norte/PIA-Surigao del Norte)