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Cagayan solon assures support to agri, fisheries development

Philippine Information Agency
29 May 2020, 20:38 GMT+10

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 29 (PIA) - Cagayan Third District Representative Joseph Lara, vice chair of the House Committee on Agriculture and Food has vowed his support to the agriculture and fisheries sector.

Lara, who served as guest of honor and speaker during the Farmers and Fisherfolk Month's recognition program here, said he will push legislation measures that will uplift the lives of our farmers and fisherfolk.

The lawmaker said the approval of the house version of the Philippine Economic Stimulus Act thru the COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee is in the pipeline and vowed to support for its endorsement to the Senate after its third reading within the week.

He urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) to continue its good programs for farmers and fisherfolk like the Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita and the Plant, Plant, Plant as this will help attain food security and create jobs for the region's folks especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

The solon urged them to continue to be heroes during this crisis by providing enough food in the plate of every Cagayano.

On the other hand, Lara together with DA Regional Executive Director Narciso Edillo and agriculture officials also offered salute to the farmers and fisherfolk awardees as a sign of gratitude for their contribution to food security. (MDCT/GVB/PIA 2-Cagayan)

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