Bagsakan Center opens
in San Jorge, Samar
By NINFA B. QUIRANTE (PIA
CATBALOGAN, Samar –
To accommodate the land produce of hundreds of farmers from San
Jorge, a new Bagsakan Center was formally opened Monday with
Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Unit 08 (DA-RFU 08)
Regional Director Leo Cañeda.
The Bagsakan Center,
the fifth in Samar province is one of the support facilities provided
by the national government through DA which is intended to help the
This will generate
livelihood by giving them post-harvest and marketing facilities to
market their produce and encourage them to produce surpluses instead
of merely producing for their own consumption.
Ms Concepcion Ursua,
was assigned by Mayor Nancy Grey to manage the Bagsakan Center.
With San Jorge’s
agricultural land of 12,140 hectares, and a forest land of some 26,839
hectares based on her profile, farmers will be able to maximize the
One Maricar Martinez,
a fish vendor for 15 years is grateful for the Bagsakan Center, at
least here they will be organized.
“Unlike before when we
all had to bring tables for our items, today, we won’t have to do
that, the stalls are tiled and look really neat and presentable“,
Mayor Nancy Grey
thanked DA for the opportunity.
Just last week, DA
launched The Farmers Scientist Training Program (FSTP) for corn
farmers where close to a hundred farmers from San Jorge will benefit
Today, Grey was doubly
grateful for another give-away – three mechanical dryers have been
promised by Director Cañeda one for Barangay La Paz, another for
Barangay Quezon and another for Northwestern Samar State
University-San Jorge Campus.
Farmers and buyers
alike crowded the new Bagsakan Center as it virtually opened yesterday
and sold items at reasonable prices.