The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office XII held the “Gabi ng Parangal” on August 15, 2018 at Paraiso Verde, Koronadal City where winners of the different categories of the GAWAD SAKA 2018 were awarded.

Out of the 23 categories, MR. JESUS B. HORLADOR of Barangay Tina, Tacurong City was declared the Regional Winner of GAWAD SAKA Search for Outstanding Rice Farmer; Rice Farmer Adopting Integrated Rice-based Farming System. He received a plaque of recognition and cash prize worth P30, 000.00

Mrs. Edna S. Losañes , Agriculturist at the Office for the City Agricultural Services and an assisting technician also received certificate of appreciation for her instrumental support to the conduct of GAWAD SAKA 2018.

The said awards were presented to City Mayor Lina O. Montilla during the LGU’s flag raising ceremony on 20 August 2018.

Gawad – Saka is an annual nationwide search by the Department of Agriculture for Outstanding Farmer, Fisherfolk, Raisers, Entrepreneurs, and RIC, Agricultural and Fishery Council, Barangay Food Terminal, and Researchers and Scientists who demonstrated exemplary performance.

It aims to recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups, and organizations who demonstrated and sustained exemplary performance in the advancement of the agriculture and fisheries sector.(Leoncia Nebres, LGUTac-AgriOffice)