March 28, 2019 – 103 members of City of Tacurong KSK Batch 176 Farmers Association recieved organic fertilizers, organic liquid sprays, seedling trays, vegetable seeds, and capital seed fund amounting to 200 thousand pesos in the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Complex.

The project is a partnership between the Office for Agricultural Services and City Social Welfare and Development Office. It aims to increase farmers’ annual income up to 20 percent through the production of organic vegetables and establishing a community garden as a income generating project.

Mayor Lina O. Montilla turn over the inputs to the association and gave her message to the group. In her message, she is very happy to see that the group is still active since it started as a recipient of SM Foundation Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Project in 2018. She emphasized the importance of unity that makes the group stronger and stable. She also encourage the group to engage into other business such as carenderia that serves organic vegetable recipies. She further said that by giving this livelihood inputs the City Government is true to its mandate to improve the quality of lives of farmers through livelihood improvement and people empowement and added that we must eat healthy food that are free from harmful pesticides.

Also present in the event were Hon. Welson Ferrer who gave his opening remarks, Ms. Edna Losañes deliverered her welcome address, Ms. Sitrina Draug, representative of CSWD Eufemia Robles, Ivan Gerry Arzagon who talked about the project rationale and mechanics, Ms. Josephine Ubaldo who talked about SEA-K mechanics. (IGArzagon, LGU-DA)