Pangasinan farmers receive P274-million  worth of agri-machineries

LINGAYEN,Pangasinan, Feb. 27 (PIA)  -- Farmers from the six congressional districts of Pangasinan received P274-million worth of agricultural machineries to increase their production or crop yield.


In a  ceremony at the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex grounds, the provincial government and the Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHILMECH), turned-over the machineries which were funded under the  Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).


These include: 114 units of four-wheel tractor, 115 units of hand tractor, two precision seeders, three walk-behind rice transplanter, one unit of  riding type rice transplanter, 48 rice combine harvester, six  rice mills and six  mini threshers.


Governor Amado  Espino III thanked the national government and benefactors  for continuously giving assistance to Pangasinan.


“Kapag may mga equipment, grasya,  mga  makinaryang dumarating,  ang isukli natin  ay alagaan ang equipment,  ang lupa at ang ating mga sarili. Pagandahin ang ani at kung paano ang  pag-asikaso sa lupa, ganoon din ang pag-alaga sa pamilya natin,” Governor Espino said.

Governor Amado  Espino III thanked the national government and benefactors  for continuously giving assistance to Pangasinan during the turn-over of P274-million worth of agricultural machineries to Pangasinan farmers (VHS)


Vice-Governor  Mark Lambino said the machineries will greatly help in upgrading agriculture in the province.


“Tayo ang isa sa pinakamalaking producers ng primary na pagkain sa ating bansa at kailangan ng tuloy- tuloy na upgrading at support mula sa national government,” the vice-governor quipped. 


Consequently, PHILMECH Facility Management and Field Operations Division Chief Joel  Dator encouraged the farmers to continue to persevere and give utmost care to the machineries.



“Ang mga equipment na ito ay hindi sana maging dahilan para magkawatak-watak kayo sa inyong asosasyon  kundi para magsama-sama, mag-buklod para marami pang maibigay ang gobyerno na tulong,“ Dator advised the farmers-beneficiaries.


Some of the agricultural machineries given to Pangasinan farmers funded under the  Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).


He said PHILMECH has earlier conducted training for the farmers on the operation of the equipment.


Meanwhile,  in the Laging Handa Network Briefing which featured Zamboanga Del Sur,  Pagadian City  Mayor Samuel Co underscored that  the city government also bought a lot of rice threshers, corn shellers, and other machineries for agriculture.


“Our city is really dependent on the lower portion rice fields. We have upper barangays abundant in water because of our waterfalls and rivers which have rice fields but primarily we are a rice-producing city,” Mayor Co said during the recent episode of the briefing anchored by Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. (JCR/VHS/PIA-Pangasinan)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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