Robredo reaches out to Apayao farmers
Vice President Ma. Leonor "Leni" G. Robredo met farmers and other beneficiaries of agrarian reform in Apayao to hear their concerns and other issues and find out what her office can do to address the same.
Robredo, who was a pro bono lawyer for the marginalized sector, held a dialogue with farmer-beneficiaries recently on how her office can help them through the Angat Buhay program.
She said some problems being faced by the agrarian beneficiaries and farmers are "lack of funds for mechanized farming equipment, their crops not being typhoon or weather resilient, and that the price given by traders is low and often unfair."
During her visit, Robredo learned about the "best practices that have helped some of the ARBs attain financial stability."
She cited these practices may be taught to farmers in other areas in the country.
Since she assumed office, the Vice President has embarked on "laylayan" activities, visiting the farthest and poorest communities across the country.
Angat Buhay was a product of her many trips, where Robredo consulted the needs of the people on the margins of society and link them to private sector, non-government organizations, and other concerned agencies for help.
Before she went to Apayao, Robredo was in Tabuk City, Kalinga as guest of honor and speaker of its 22nd founding anniversary and its first Bodong Festival.