DA Awards Farm Machineries to Apayao Farmers
Open forum and awarding of farm machineries and equipments to farmer/beneficiaries of Apayao at BGV Jr. Memorial Sports Gymnasium, Poblacion, Luna, Apayao on August 12, 2016.
Excerpt from Sec. MannyPiñol's FB post:
Today, I will hear, see and feel Apayao.
I would like to hear, see and feel for myself why this landlocked province often described as a paradise of forests, rivers and inland waters is ranked No. 2 among the country's poorest provinces.
After personally hearing, seeing and feeling the province and its people, I will allow my farmer's heart and mind, sharpened by years of dealing with rural poverty, to help me draft a program which would lift up the poorest of the poor in Apayao to a level in life where they would feel that government cares for them.
A smile, a tear and a hug from these people would be more than enough to soothe the pain that my old body feels.