Pres. Duterte Distritubes P100-Million Worth of Equipment to Farmers & Fishermen of Basilan


The first President from Mindanao, Pres. Rody Duterte marked his first 100 Days of Office as President by distributing a total of P100-Million worth of equipment to farmers and fishermen in the Province of Basilan.

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Together with Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, the 71-year-old President provided equipment and machineries as well as fiberglass fishing boats to poor farmers and fishermen of the long neglected province of Basilan in Southern Mindanao.

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The equipment given by Pres. Duterte and the Department of Agriculture includes cassava granulators and corn mills, tractors, corn and rice seeds, fertilizers, seaweed farming tools and fiberglass fishing boats awarded to farmers and fishermen.

Due to the distribution of the P100-million worth of equipment and machinery to the people of Basilan, President Duterte was able to provide an estimated P1-Billion amount of interventions under his watch as president to address food production and poverty alleviation in the countryside.


During the distribution of equipment, tears fell and laughter filled the air as well as loud applause marked the occasion as the marginal sea gypsies Badjaos received the first 70 units of the 1,000 fiberglass fishing boats complete with engine, fishine nets and hook and line.

Pres. Duterte also turned over to farmers' groups the first seven of 10 units of 4-wheel drive tractors to be used in corn and cassava farming especially in areas where coconut trees are dying because of Cocolisap infestation.

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In his message to the farmers and fisher folks of Basilan Province, President Duterte promised to give more aid to areas affected by the war between government and several armed groups in the Southern Philippines.

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