Go bats for more support to farmers, fishers
VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon: Former special assistant to the President ( SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go stressed the need for more government support for agriculture, particularly after the slower growth posted last year caused by storms that damaged
Speaking as guest of honor at the culminating rites for the Golden Harvest Festival and 18th Charter Day celebration of the City of Valencia, Go said that if elected to the Senate he would push for programs to boost agricultural productivity and uplift the
Go vowed he would push for cheaper farm inputs such as fertilizers, seeds, irrigation, better access to low-interest credit, farm machineries, and irrigation.
“I will focus on agriculture,” he told the people of Bukidnon.
The province has earned a reputation as the country’s major producer of rice, corn, sugar, banana, coffee, rubber, cassava, pineapple, tomato and other fruits and vegetables, as well as a major producer of chicken, hogs and cattle.
City Mayor Azucena Huervas said the Golden Harvest Festival was Valencia’s thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest and highlighted the city‘s Charter Day after it became a component city of Bukidnon province
Former special assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go listens as the boy tells him of his wishes for his family. Go gave the boy a piece of friend chicken. He had invited the boy to join in the boodle fight with other guests and officials in Valencia City.
(DA) in establishing TienDA
The DA established the TienDA Malasakit Stores in selected areas
- ers to sell their produce or catch directly to consumers, bypassing middlemen and resulting in lower price of goods.
He also told the people of Valencia that a priority of his legislative agenda is to improve the delivery of health services, including the passage of a law that would
mandate the establishment of Malasakit Centers in all provinces and urban centers of the country.
The former SAP said the government plans to put up a Malasakit Center in Bukidnon soon. The nearest center is located in Cagayan de Oro City.
Also, Go said, he would seek better funding for public hospitals to improve their bed capacities, noting that many patients in government hospitals now were forced to share beds with other patients or even
forced to stay in corridors.
He cited the infrastructure projects in Bukidnon under the “Build, Build, Build” program to spur development of the province and nearby areas.
Among these projects include the Northern Mindanao Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, the Bukidnon Airport Development Project, the Bukidnon Hydropower Plant, and the Agrarian Reform Connectivity and Economic Support Services Project.