Barely a month since he assumed the DA post, Manong Willie already engaged with the DA lowly information officers and boosted their confidence to make significant contributions in meeting the agency's twin goal of improving farmers' harvest and increasing their incomes.

"Communication is critical in the birth of Ani at Kita," Manong Willie says and underscored in his Agenda for 1st 100 days the role of communicators in promoting countryside heroes to spark hope in agriculture.

In a brief but meaningful encounter with DA information officers on Thursday (August 23) Noel Provido (left) and Celso Vergara, Uhay magazine editor-in-chief and managing editor respectively, presented the magazine's latest issue which was adjudged as PAJ-Binhi Awards' Best Newsletter in 2017 of which Manong Willie was the chairman of the board of judges.