The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program supports the Executive Order 70 or known as the End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).
On September 03 , the Department of Agriculture 12 -SAAD Program together with the 72nd Infantry Battalion and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pres. Roxas, handed out agricultural interventions to ELCAC-priority barangays in the town of Pres. Roxas in North Cotabato Province.
People's Organizations from the barangays of New Cebu , Cabangbangan and Mabuhay have received a total of 43 goats.
"Sa tagal po ng panahon, ngayon lang po nakapag-abot ng mga proyekto ang gobyerno sa amin. Kaya malaking tulong po ito sa mga pamilya namin," said Analyn Gregorio, a SAAD farmer-beneficiary in Brgy. Mabuhay.
Aside from goat production project, farm inputs and tools were also turned over to the other barangays of the said municipality. A total of 100 Bolos, 100 hand trowels, 100 shovels and 300 packs of vegetable seeds were delivered to the barangays of Algeria, La Esperanza and Sagcungan.
In his talk, Municipal Mayor Jonathan Mahimpit said that these assistance from the government could promote peace and security in their area.
"Mapalad po itong ang aming bayan dahil napili nyo kaming bigyan ng ganitong mga proyekto... Makaasa po kayong palalaguin po namin ito," Hon. Mahimpit added. (Justin Aquino, RAFIS)