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Gov. Velasco meets with officials from Philippine Coconut Authority

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Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco has met with the officials of the Philippine Coconut Authority to discuss the implementation of the so-called coco levy act.

“Patuloy po ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaang nasyonal para alamin ang mga programa na mas makakatulong pa sa ating mga kababayan,” said the governor.

Velasco said that he met with PCA General Manager Benjamin Madrigal and Deputy General Manager Roel Rosales regarding the Republic Act No. 11524 or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust.

The said law aims to assist coconut farmers, community-based enterprises in boosting integrated processing of coconut and downstream products.

“Ang inyong gobernador po ang ponente sa landmark decision ng Phil. Coconut Producers Federation vs. Republic, GR no. 177857-58 kung saan nakapagbigay ng P100 bilyon sa National Treasury para sa kapakanan ng mga coconut farmers,” said Velasco.

“Makakaasa po kayo na patuloy nating tinutugonan ang pangangailangan ng bawat sektor ng ating lalawigan lalo na po para sa kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan,” he added.