• DA to honor 11 regional Gawad Saka winners

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    ILOILO CITY: The Department of Agriculture (DA) will honor 11 outstanding individuals and groups during the Regional Gawad Saka Award on July 30 at the Iloilo Midtown Hotel here.

    DA Regional Director Larry Nacionales said Ramon S. Uy Jr. of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (Outstanding Agriculture Farmer), Resty John O. Suerto of Bago City, Negros Occidental (Outstanding Young Farmer) and Rudy G. Golez of Buenavista, Guimaras (Outstanding Coconut Farmer) will represent the region in the national competition scheduled set October in Manila.

    The other regional winners were Sipalay City FARMC of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental (Outstanding Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council), Gilson C. Yap of Oton, Iloilo (Outstanding High Value Crops –Fruits Farmer), Hansel T. Montaño of Isabela, Negros Occidental (Outstanding Corn Farmer), Herminia I. Decaniel of Bago City, Negros Occidental (Outstanding Sugarcane Farmer), Johnny N. Nievares of Miagao, Iloilo (Outstanding Farm Family), Federation of Hamtic, Antique Rural Improvement Club (Outstanding Rural Improvement Club), Southern Iloilo Area Multi-Purpose Cooperative of Oton (Outstanding Small Farmers Organization) and Rodelia O. Panganiban of Silay City, Negros Occidental (Outstanding High Value Crops – Vegetables Farmer).

    Nacionales said the yearly event recognizes the contribution of Western Visayas farmers in nation building.

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