MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, January 26 (PIA) – With some 30 members/stakeholders present, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Director Joselito S. Enot discussed and imparted his knowledge on ASEAN Integration 2015 to members of the Provincial Agricultural & Fishery Council (PAFC) on January 22 at Provincial Agriculture’s Office (PAO).
The objective was to orient members/stakeholders on ASEAN Integration 2015 and its impact to farmers and fishermen as well. The activity likewise allows farmers to interact and raise issues and challenges that they may face amid the integration.
Enot meanwhile, stressed that these challenges can be addressed by the farmers, as the government for its part is also working to ensures they will benefit from the integration.
ASEAN will officially declare the establishment of an ASEAN Economic Community by December 2015, envisioned for a stable, prosperous, highly competitive ASEAN economic region in which there is a free flow of goods, services, investments and capital, equitable economic development and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities.(Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin, PIA Cam iNet)