Calapan City Mayor Panaligan attends Rice Model Farm Field Day

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Calapan City Mayor Arnan Panaligan has graced the Rice Model Farm Field Day under the hybrid rice production program in Bgy. Camansihan.

The said program is a joint undertaking of the Department of Agriculture and the City Government of Calapan.

“Under this program, 150 hectares of palay farms were planted to various hybrid seed varieties provided by the government together with other farm inputs to boost rice production,” said the city government.

Fifteen barangays were part of the first phase of the program. They are: Bgys. Camansihan, Batino, Gulod, Managpi, Sta. Isabel, Canubing 1, Canubing 2, Pachoca, Comunal, Puting Tubig, Gutad, Sta. Cruz, Nagiba 1, Baruyan and Malad.

“The results were encouraging in that the farms yielded an average of 7.5 metric tons of harvest in contrast to the previous average of 3 to 4 metric tons using ordinary seed varieties,” said the city government.

Agriculture has been one of the priorities of Panaligan administration. The City Government of Calapan banners its agriculture flagship program AKAP or Angat Kabuhayan sa Agrikuktura Program.

“Sa Calapan City, maunlad ang agrikultura at masagana ang mga bukirin dahil sa programa ng City Government. Maunlad na bukirin para sa maunlad na lungsod ant masiglang ekonomiya,” said the city.

Aside from Panaligan, others present during the event were Councilors Jocy Neria, Mylene de Jesus, Marian Tagupa, Taton Valencia, Charles Pansoy and Rafael Panaligan, Jr. and former Councilor Robert RC Concepcion.

The program was spearheaded by the City Agricultural Services Department headed by Ms. Lorelein Sevilla.