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LGU appeals cooperation from fish vendors, middle men

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MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, December 28 (PIA) – While finding effective ways to bring down the prices of fresh catch fish at the Mambajao Public Market, local officials are appealing for cooperation from stakeholders.

Soaring prices of meat, along with vegetables have been a growing concern here and the local government unit has been trying out measures to address the issue.

Mambajao Sangguniang Bayan member Norgene L. Ceniza expressed the intent of Mayor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo to help out the vendors and the fisherfolk, but ultimately to bring relief to the consumers.

Ceniza said the chief executive is eyeing also on reducing the prices of agricultural produce but for now putting its priority in resolving the prices of fish meat at the local market here. (JCV/PIA 10)

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DA chief leads Agri-Pinoy Stakeholders’ meet in Camiguin

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CAMIGUIN, Mambajao, February 2, 2012 (PIA) — Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala met with more than 100 farmers and fisherfolks during the “Agri-Pinoy Stakeholders Forum” at the Mambajao Bagsakan Complex, yesterday.

Stakeholders took the opportunity to pour in their concerns to the secretary, mostly centered on technology update.

Sec. Alcala assured stakeholders that more projects will pour in and has initially awarded a P30 million worth of Farm to Market Road (FMR) project to the provincial government for implementation, this year.

Provincial Agriculture Officer, Rene Torion said the forum is heavily represented from upland to lowland farmers, vegetable farmers, fisherfolks, as well as representatives from the municipal federation of rural based organizations.

Sec. Alcala brought along presents for the guests and some lucky farmers, drawn by raffle, were able to take home special packs of agricultural goods.

Apart from the forum, the secretary also inspected and turned-over several agency funded projects in the province to include the Mambajao Bagsakan “Trade” Center, National Food Authority (NFA) Warehouse, Multi-Species Hatchery in Sagay town, and the Benoni Bangus Broodstock Development Project in Mahinog.

The Provincial Agriculture and Veterinary Office likewise officially presented and endorsed to Sec. Alcala proposed priority projects for the island-province.

After Camiguin, the secretary will tour around the region’s Mariculture Parks and is set to cover today, Misamis Oriental and Iligan City.

He will also turn-over assistance to farmers/fisherfolks affected by Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro City, tomorrow, February 3, before proceeding to Bukidnon for a tramline inspection (alternative transport system) at the Kabula bridge linking to Baungon Bukidnon. (PIA 10)