Guimaras mango growers get ₱1.8-million aid
The Guimaras Mango Growers and Producers Development Cooperative (GMGPDC), Jordan Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Guimaras Food Producers, Incorporated received Php 1.8 million worth of financial assistance from the Provincial Government of Guimaras to boost the production of mangoes, a banner product of the island province.
Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, in behalf of the provincial government, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the GMGPDC, Jordan Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Guimaras Food Producers, Incorporated on February 6, 2020 for the grant of financial support in the amount of Php 1,860,889.32.
Gumarin said the Provincial Government of Guimaras is committed to assist deserving people’s and non-governmental organizations by providing livelihood and technical assistance thereby helping in the upliftment of socio-economic status of their members, thus the provision of the said assistance.
The ceremonial distribution of check was held on February 24, 2019 at the Capitol Grounds, San Miguel Jordan, Guimaras.
Vice Governor John Edward G. Gando lauded the GMGPDC and the Provincial Office for Agricultural Services for the job well done.
“Para sa Mango Growers keep up the good work. Para sa Provincial Office for Agricultural Services headed by Mr. Ronnie Morante and Mr. Alvin Nava, sa aton nga mga liderato keep up the good work. Congratulations! You deserve to be assisted by the Provincial Government of Guimaras. Kay kun ang tanan-tanan empowered, then this will result to an empowered people in an empowered province,” he said.
The GMGPDC had been the recipient of the Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUS) livelihood assistance last 2017 in the amount of Php 999,900.00 to be used solely for the production of quality mangoes during the annual Manggahan Festival.
Mr. Felipe Z. Gamarcha, president of GNPDC expressed his gratitude to the PGG for their continuing support to the Guimaras mango growers in the island.
“In behalf sang Guimaras Mango Growers and Producers Development Cooperative members and officers, we would like to extend our gratitude to the Provincial Government of Guimaras sa suporta sa aton mango industry. In return, we will assure sa probinsya nga we will be your partner sa mango industry diri sa Guimaras,” he said.
Moreover, SP Member Diosdado G. Gonzaga mentioned in his message that the said financial assistance is the means for the Province of Guimaras to further advance through the Guimaras mango industry.
“Bulig ini sang aton provincial government para mapatigayon naton ang padayon nga pag-uswag sang aton probinsya paagi sa mango industry. Pasalamatan ang aton provincial government sang Guimaras.