The Iriga City Office of the City Agriculturist (OCA), headed by Officer-in-charge Ruben S. Delos Santos recently attended the 2016 Farmers and Fisherfolks Congress held at the Capitol Convention Center at the Provincial Capitol sponsored by the Provincial Government of CamSur and Governor Migz Villafuerte.

The OCA received awards and citations for their innovative programs and advances in organic farming technology. They had also received, in behalf of the farmers, financial assistance worth a total of Php1.5 Million and various farm implements including Rice and Corn Planters, Chippers, Hand Tractor/Trailer and 500 bags of certified seeds.

The local chief executive Mayor Madel Y. Alfelor posted published pictures and expressed her pride and happiness through the city’s social media page saying: “CONGRATULATIONS Dept of Agriculture under the leadership of Mr. Ruben Delos Santos…due to your hardwork and strong partnership with the farmers we have been a recipient of so many awards… We are very proud of all of you.”

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