Surigao Mayor meets farm managers

The Honorable City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas (ETM) was warmly welcomed by farmers of the four (4) mainland districts during his first scheduled meeting with farm managers on July 14, 2010.

Very shortly after his arrival, City Mayor Nitoy T. Matugas in his message told the enrollees of the University on the Air on High Breed Rice Production that he is serious about his plan to realign the budgetary expenditures of the 20% Development Fund.

Mayor Nitoy said, he intends to give bigger slice from the Development Funds pie of about 70% in order to realize food sufficiency in the locality. The mayor will only give 30% share for infrastructure development.

At the latter part of the Launching of University on the Air on High Breed Rice Production attended by hundreds of farmers, Mayor Nitoy distributed High Breed seeds to include rat poisoning chemicals.

Recipients are organized farmers from Arellano District – Orok, Capalayan, Nabago and Cabongbongan; Highway District – Luna, Bonifacio, Quezon, Trinidad, Anomar and Sukailang; Rizal District – Rizal, Ipil & Danao; and Mat-i District- Togbongon, San Roque, Poctoy, Serna, Mat-i & Mabini.

The University on the Air on High Breed Rice Production will be held every Saturday at the Togbongon covered court this city. (Flor Pacleb)

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