Robin Padilla to help pro­mote agri­cul­ture

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Business -

MANILA -- Ac­tion star Robin Padilla re­cently vol­un­teered to help the De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture (DA) in its pro­mo­tions and mar­ket­ing pro­grams to help farm­ers and fish­er­folk gen­er­ate more in­come.

On the side­lines of the launch­ing of the Metro Mar­ket­ing Pro­gram for Philip­pine man­goes at the DA of­fice in Que­zon City, Agri­cul­ture Sec­re­tary Em­manuel F. Piñol said Padilla has vol­un­teered to host a tele­vi­sion show, which will also be shown in so­cial me­dia, that will tackle the ben­e­fits and prof­its of farm­ing and fish­ing.

"On be­half of our farm­ers and fish­er­folk, I would like to thank Robin Padilla for his 'self­less' of­fer to help in pro­mot­ing Philip­pine agri­cul­tural prod­ucts," he said.

The TV show is ex­pected to start this month.

Padilla, for his part, said he also plans to de­velop a five-hectare farm he owns in Barangay Nueva Vida in M'lang, North Cota­bato into a model farm which will also serve as a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ter for for­mer drug de­pen­dents.

He also urged the over­seas Filipino work­ers (OFWs) to be agri-en­trepreneur­s.

"I am en­cour­ag­ing our OFWs to be agri-en­trepreneur­s. Hindi na­man ha­bang buhay na mag­ta­tra­baho sila abroad. Da­pat matuto sila mag­tayo ng negosyo dito sa Pilip­inas. Pi­naka­m­a­ganda ay ang agribusi­ness, di pwe­deng malugi sa pagkain," he said.

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