DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen together with RTD for Operations and Extension Datu Ombra Sinsuat, Jr. led the Agricultural Extension Workers’ (AEWs) Forum at Tupi Research and Experiment Station.
 
“The main reason why we are calling for help from our agricultural extension workers is that we need them to implement every program and project that we have for us to address the needs of our farmers and fisherfolk,” Director Mangelen said.
“Our AEWs are considered as the multiplier forces of the DA,” he added.
 
Supplemental guidelines for the provision of incentive allowance to Local Government Unit-Agricultural Extension Workers (LGU-AEWs) in Region XII were presented. This is in relation to the Memorandum Order from the President of the Philippines entitled “Granting Incentive Allowance to Agricultural Extension Personnel of LGUs for the Implementation of Gintong Ani and for the Department of Budget and Management to Release and Allocate Funds to the Department of Agriculture for the Purpose.”