Delta lauds Aeta farm­ers

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - Some 138 Aeta farm­ers from Ma­bal­a­cat City and Porac who grad­u­ated from the sea­son-long train­ing on veg­etable pro­duc­tion were lauded by act­ing Gover­nor Den­nis “Delta” Pineda.

The 12-day train­ing was con­ducted by the Of­fice of the Provin­cial Agri­cul­tur­ist (OPA) headed by Edil­berto Salenga, in co­or­di­na­tion with Ma­bal­a­cat and Porac lo­cal gov­ern­ment units and Pi­natubo Eco Ad­ven­ture and Cul­tural En­clave, Katu­tubong Anak ng Mt. Pi­natubo (PEACE KAM P) .

Of the 138, 62 were from Barangay Villa Maria in Porac town while 20 were from Barangay Sa­pang Uwak, also in Porac.

Mean­while, 56 Aeta farm­ers were from Mar­cos Vil­lage in Ma­bal­a­cat City.

“The provin­cial gov­ern­ment will al­ways pro­mote unity and eq­uity re­gard­less of race and cul­tural di­ver­sity,” the vice-gover­nor said.

He also said, “What­ever you will need, the Capi­tol has its all-out sup­port to you.”

For Pineda, the train­ing will help them en­rich their knowl­edge in the pro­duc­tion of veg­eta­bles and fruits. The knowl­edge they gained will im­prove more their skills in main­tain­ing their liveli­hood.

He also as­sured that if given the chance to win as gover­nor in the 2019 elec­tions, the pro­grams ini­ti­ated by Gover­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda for the marginal­ized sec­tor will con­tinue.

The provin­cial gov­ern­ment will take ac­tion if there is a need to boost de­vel­op­ment for these pro­grams.

The Aeta farm­ers thanked the provin­cial gov­ern­ment for its un­end­ing sup­port.

More­over, they also re­ceived food as­sis­tance from the De­part­ment of So­cial and Wel­fare De­vel­op­ment (DSWD).

Provin­cial So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (PSWDO) headed by El­iz­a­beth Bay­bayan also told them that the Capi­tol will al­ways set them as a pri­or­ity.

It can be re­called that some Aeta schol­ars who grad­u­ated from col­lege are now em­ployed as so­cial work­ers in the PSWDO.

Also as­sist­ing the act­ing gover­nor in han­dling the cer­tifi­cates were Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lalaw­igan mem­bers, Porac town Mayor Con­dralido “Car­ling” dela Cruz, Masan­tol town Mayor Dan Guintu and Capi­tol de­part­ment chiefs headed by Provin­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tor An­dres Pangili­nan, Jr. — Leah Isidro De Fi­esta/

Pam­panga PIO

Jun Jaso/Pam­panga PIO

CUL­TURE AP­PRE­CI­A­TION. Pam­panga Vice Gov. Den­nis ‘Delta’Pineda watches the per­for­mance of some Aeta farm­ers who grad­u­ated from the sea­son long-train­ing on veg­etable pro­duc­tion con­ducted by the provin­cial gov­ern­ment. Join­ing him are board mem­bers (L-R) An­thony Joseph Tor­res, Rosve Hen­son, Gabby Mu­tuc, Pol Balin­git, Cherry Manalo and Fritzie David Di­zon, Po­lice Supt. Michael Masangkay and Capi­tol em­ploy­ees headed by Provin­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tor An­dres Pangili­nan, Jr.—

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