Boosting Productivity: Occidental Mindoro Farmers Receive Rice Combine Harvester

Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro - The Poblacion-New Dagupan Farmers-Irrigators' Association (PONDAFIA) Inc. of Occidental Mindoro, IMO, recently received a unit of rice combine harvester from the Local Government Unit of Calintaan in Occidental Mindoro during the distribution ceremony held at the LGU of Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro.

Calintaan Mayor Hon. Dante Esteban led the distribution ceremony, accompanied by the Municipal Agriculture Office's staff representative, Mr. Jerald Ladrigan, and PHilMech Science Research Analyst, Engr. Kenneth Calderon. This machinery will benefit the 427 IA members tilling 1,000 hectares of agricultural land, who can now expect better harvests and reduced manual labor.

In expressing profound gratitude, the Irrigators' Association extended heartfelt thanks to the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) MIMAROPA Regional Office, under the leadership of Regional Manager Engr. Ronilio M. Cervantes, and NIA Occidental Mindoro IMO Division Manager Engr. Raymundo L. Calusin, through the IDP Implementers of NIA for their invaluable assistance in obtaining this machinery, and to LGU-Calintaan for their initiative and careful selection process in identifying the deserving recipients of this machinery.

✍︎ IDO Lovely D. Ricablanca