M'LANG, NORTH COTABATO --- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol turned-over today the first-ever solar-powered irrigation system (SPIS) project in the whole Philippines to the local government of M'lang.

This SPIS project located in Barangay New Janiuay is a project prototype which was launched by President Rodrigo Duterte in February 2017.

As a gesture of acknowledgment to land owners Antonio Hugos and Alfonso Palmares, Secretary Piñol awarded them one 4WD tractor (full grant). He also awarded 50 bags of palay seeds to the members of New Janiuay Farmers' Association.

The secretary also announced that 14 barangays of the town will also be provided with SPIS project plus a unit of tractor each. Aside from these, each clustered barangays will also be given a unit of rice combine harvester.