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Written & Photos, Taken by Cristy Tolentino

“ Maaari ng maka-avail ng loan ang bawat magsasaka sa halagang 1 milyong piso at mga kooperatiba ng halagang 5 milyong piso without any collateral under the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) ng Department of Agriculture.”

This was announced by Engr. Arnel V. De Mesa, Regional Director of the Department of Agriculture RFO4 CALABARZON during the opening ceremony of the 17th PAHIMIS Festival at Amadeo, Cavite on April 25, 2018.

“The credit assistance is in line with the policy of our Hon. Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol to fully support our farmers and fishers aside from the assistance in the marketing, technology, and mechanization that are readily available to them,” Director de Mesa said.

Likewise, Director de Mesa mentioned that as per record, the municipality of Amadeo is a beneficiary of various interventions from DA like a 14 Million subproject from the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), a joint undertaking of DA and World Bank, organic fertilizers, coffee/cacao seedlings, and other equipment for coffee production.

Among those present during the celebration were Mr. Ruperto Sangalang, Consultant of Provincial Capitol representing Gov. Jesus Crispin Remulla-Provincial Governor, Cong. Luis Jon Jon Ferrer IV-Congressman 6th District of Cavite, Coun. Junny Marasigan, Consultant from the Office of Political Affairs Malacañang representing Francis Tolentino-Political Adviser Secretary, Ms. Noemi Paranada-Regional Director Management Bureau Region 4a, Ms. Vernie Morales- Regional Director, Department of Tourism Region 4a.