Mayor Lucia Astorga
traveled all the way to Las Navas,
Northern Samar to attend the launch of the “Agrikulturang Pantawid
Pamilyang Pilipino” which was attended by Alcala and DSWD Secretary
In a text message,
Astorga said that P220,000 was intended for the Cabugao and Casab-ahan
farmer-families while another P170,000 was for the Valles and Cabiton-an
“This amount can help
my constituents,” Astorga said.
The project guarantees
land development and employment opportunities for the sustainable
livelihood of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries directly or indirectly
dependent on agriculture.
The launching was
highlighted by the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed
by DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman and DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala.
Under the MOA, both
agencies identified the sites and beneficiaries of the project and
consolidate farming operations for the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.
With Region VIII as
the pilot site, the project also seeks to demonstrate innovative
farming systems technology, showcase agricultural modernization
efforts and adopt the project’s developed technologies and its
After six months of
implementation in Region VIII, the project will be rolled out in other
regions to ensure its sustainability.
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino project also aims to prepare and encourage
the younger generations, such as the children of the beneficiaries to
go into agricultural farming through trainings and social
preparations. The goal is to propagate the project to provide
sustainable livelihood for the beneficiaries and their children,”
Secretary Soliman said.