DA-11 lauded for implementation of agri projects in conflict affected areas  

The Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 received an award from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 10th Infantry “Agila” Division (ID) recently at the Camp Manuel Yan Sr. Brgy. Tuburan Mawab, Compostela Valley Province.

Being the only national agency in the region honored with the valuable acknowledgment, 10th ID Commander Major General Ariel Bernardo awards the plaque of appreciation and recognition to Assistant Regional Director Maria Febe Orbe.

The AFP lauded the agency’s implementation of various agricultural projects in the 10th Infantry Agila Division’s area of responsibility which include conduct of trainings and seminars, employing practical and efficient farming tec0hniques and methods thereby increasing farm productions and enhancing the living condition of the beneficiaries particularly the rebel returnees and their families.

The agency was cited an active ally in forging peace and development especially in providing trainings to the AFP personnel.

With that, members of the AFP who have undertaken the trainings can disseminate and readily applied it to the people in the barangays for consumption and livelihood.

DA 11 assistant regional director Orbe said that AFP was grateful of the unyielding support given by the agency as a valued partner to the Divisions campaign from the period of 2013-2014 which paved the way for socio-economic development of vulnerable communities within the area of responsibility of 10th ID.

She added that DA-11’s initiatives enhanced the “Bayanihan” efforts for Peace and Development and greatly contributed to the success of the commands campaign.

 “We will continue our assistance especially to conflict affected areas and we will continue our genuine commitment in public service in order to help the government achieve lasting peace,” Orbe added.

Also present during the awarding ceremony is Davao Oriental Agricultural Provincial Coordinator Enya Celoso who also received an individual award from the 10th ID. (Aggie Media Service)