Monday, July 13, 2020

Mayor Elgin Urges Townsfolk To Go Back To Farming


The local government here has distributed seeds to at least 10,000 households, as Mayor Elgin Malaluan urged his constituents to go back to farming and make use of vacant lands to plant vegetables or herbs that can help them put food on the table during the health crisis.

“The local government can only do so much, so we need to help ourselves to sustain our daily living. And since Mindoro is an agricultural province and Bongabong is the center of organic farming of the province, we have decided to give away seeds and seedlings to the residents and we asked to utilize even the smallest vacant lot that they can use for planting,” Malaluan said on Thursday.

Malaluan has been an advocate of organic farming, and the distribution of seeds is part of his ongoing program called “Gulayan sa Bakuran”, which encourages residents to make use of their backyards to plant fast-growing vegetables and crops such as petchay, okra, squash, eggplant, and string beans, among others.

“We still have a lot of questions regarding this Covid-19 and we cannot just rely on dole-out, we need to do something that can help us with our daily lives. These are just seeds, and they seem like they are worthless. But when you see them bloom one by one and after just a few weeks when you begin to harvest your first okra, petchay, kamatis (tomato), you will feel good about yourself not just because you have something to put on your table but you realized that you can grow your own food,” he said.

Meanwhile, Councilor Nino Liwanag said the local government has recently acquired an “Intelligent Thermometry Disinfection” system to ensure the safety of employees and everyone who visits the municipal hall of Bongabong.

“It will check your body temperature, gives alcohol, and misting in a cubicle, ” Liwanag said.

The municipal government has already distributed its fifth wave of relief supplies to residents while giving more importance to senior citizens.

Malaluan said they assured that the elderly will have enough food, vitamins to strengthen their immune system, some organic milk, canned goods, and other food supplies to help them cope with the challenges of the coronavirus disease.

“They are the most fragile members of our communities and we want to honor them with all the help we could give them,” he said. (PNA)

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Sec. Nograles: MGCQ Possible For Metro Manila With Proactive Local Lockdowns

A shift of Metro Manila to the least restrictive modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) is possible on July 16 as long as localized lockdowns are imposed immediately.

Usec. Vega: DOH Cites Davao City’s Isolation Of COVID-19 Patients

The Department of Health (DOH) has acknowledged Davao City government’s move to assign only one hospital to cater to patients suspected of and infected with the COVID-19 as one of its best practice.

Mayor Abby: Ospital Ng Makati To Start Virtual Health Services Monday

Makati residents can now avail of virtual health care services from medical doctors of the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak)!

Sen. Gatchalian Urges LGUs: Conduct Blended Learning Dry Run Before Classes Open

"Kung hindi matututo ang ating mga mag-aaral, mag-aaksaya lamang tayo ng panahon at masasayang ang buwis na ginagasta natin upang mabigyan ng magandang kinabukasan ang ating mga mag-aaaral."

Spox. Roque: SC To Decide If ABS-CBN Franchise Can Be Regained

Malacañang said it would defer to the Supreme Court to decide if the network’s franchise can be regained through the proposed "people’s initiative."

Mayor Vico Launches Interest-Free Loan For Economic Recovery

The Pasig City government has officially launched its Tulong at Pampuhunang Ayuda sa Taga-Pasig (TAPAT) program which will offer loans to job seekers, entrepreneurs and businesses starters in the city.

Sec. Nograles: Gov’t Discourages Home-Based Quarantine

“We are now discouraging yung tinatawag na mag home quarantine. Dapat facility quarantine na e."

Mayor Sara: Davao City, Private Sector Join Forces Vs. COVID-19

Davao City and the private sector have initiated complementary initiatives to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on the local economy while preventing the deadly disease from infecting more residents.

Sec. Año: Motorcycle Back-Riding For Couples Allowed Starting July 10

Back-riding in motorcycles will only be allowed for couples.

SC: Pres. Duterte Public Meetings Prove Ability To Perform Duties

Supreme Court believes PRRD's regular public appearances show that he is actively performing his official duties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.