Conflict-affected areas in Compostela receives interventions from DA 11

The Regional Office of the Department of Agriculture (DA 11) has aggressively participated the three-day Peace Caravan which was spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) with the local government unit (LGU) in three barangays of Compostela, Compostela Valley recently.

The barangays which received interventions from DA 11 includes Barangay Mangayon with P 179, 820 worth of interventions, Barangay Ngan with P 52, 070 and Barangay Tamia with P 156, 740.

DA 11 intervention includes 1,500 coffee seedlings, 300 packs of assorted vegetable seeds, 200 bags of palay seeds, 144 kilograms of unshelled peanuts, 58 bundles of cassava stalks and 60 bags of OPV white corn seeds.

The agency also provided agricultural services which include free soil analysis, anti-rabies vaccination, forage and pasture seeds and deworming treatment among others.

DA 11’s Provincial Coordinating Officer of Compostela Valley Naomi Lamata said that the agency vows to continue the agricultural projects in Compostela.

 “This peace caravan has always been intended to get the services of the government closer to the people especially to the identified conflict-affected areas in the country”, Lamata added.

Furthermore, she also added that there is an on-going Rice Processing Complex 1 worth P 15 million in the municipality of Compostela.

During the last day of the Peace Caravan where concerns of the barangay officials were entertained and addressed, Compostela Mayor Lema Bolo thanked the DA 11 as the agency with major contribution in terms of livelihood and sustainable development interventions for the residents under her area of responsibility.

The peace caravan dubbed as “Lusong Pagserbisyo sa Bayan” was secured by the 25th Infantry Battalion led by Commander Lt. Colonel Elmer Aterrado and 1st Lt. Commander Ryan Bacchar. (Aggie Media Service)