Mayor Crisostomo Garbo continues to sow the seeds of change and development of this city as agriculture remains to be one of Mabalacat City Government’s top priorities.
Garbo, on Thursday, July 28 led the inauguration of the newly built Farmers Training Center at Barangay Mawaque and signed a memorandum of agreement with Pampanga State Agricultural University.
Dubbed as “Masaganang Ani, Mataas na kita: Palamayanan para sa Kaunlaran”, the program aims to further enhance the agricultural program of the city.
The P2.5 million two-storey building will be the center for agriculture related activities and livelihood training programs of the city government through the City Agriculture Office.
Garbo offered the facility to all Mabalaquenian farmers to further improve their skills and service.
“This collaboration will help our city agriculture office in improving their programs and services and at the same time help our farmers develop their skills,” said Garbo.
“This is just the start of our development. We hope that this will pave the way to better serve our farmers and give them the support that they deserve,” he added.
The city government will provide technical and administrative assistance, facilitate meetings and assist in planning, monitoring and implementation of projects. Likewise, PSAU will conduct lectures, seminars, and training programs as well as technical consultations based on identified agricultural needs.
Meanwhile, CAO also distributed a total of 1,000 purebred Rhode Island chicks to 50 Mabalquenian farmer beneficiaries. Each of the farmers received 20 chicks.
CAO engineer Remedios Magtubo and city planning and development office head Rosann Paquia led the distribution of chicks with a project briefing by agriculturist Dante Rivera.
1,000 purebred Rhode Island chicks were distributed to 50 Mabalquenian farmer beneficiaries. Each of the farmers received 20 chicks. Mabalacat CIOCAO said the chicks can already lay eggs in 5 to 6 months after which farmers could start selling on the market.
Mayor Cris Garbo and PSAU officer-in-charge Dr. Anita David signed the MOA for the “Masaganang Ani, Mataas na kita: Palamayanan para sa Kaunlaran” program of the city government on Thursday, July 28. Mabalacat CIOThe newly built two-storey Farmers Training Center. Mabalacat CIO