A farmhand is shown acknowledging the support from the government which awarded the good performing people’s organizations ((POs) under the INREMP in Bohol today.

The POs mostly belong to the sectors of the farmers, who make food, and agro-forestry workers.

Gov. Art Yap led the turnover of P150,000 check to each of them during the INREMP Convergence of Stakeholders held in Danao today.

Yap, whose program focuses on agriculture, is capacitating the farmers by giving them equipment to be more productive.

He awarded the following:

-Barangay Caluasan Rural Developers Association (BCRDA)

-Taming Agrarian Reform Community Farmers Association (TARCFA)

-Pamacsalan Tree Growers Association (PTGA)

-Sitio Ilaya Canlangit Farmers Association (SICAFA)

-Matin-ao Vegetable Growers Association (MVEGEGRO)

-Bagacay Water Users Association (BAWUSA)

-San Miguel Association Resource Team (SMART)

-Kauswagan United Farmers for Forest and Agro-Forest Resources Development (KUFFARD)

-Resource and Environmental Management Organization of Tabok (REMOT)

-Cagawasan Farmers Association (CAFA)

-Concepcion Livelihood and Environmental Association Project (CLEAP)

-Katipunan Eskaya Farmer’s Association (KEFA) and

-San Jose Inabanga People Organization Inc. (STIPOI)

Using the financial assistance, they will purchase hand tractors with trailer. This is on top of their livelihood enhancement support projects.

INREMP is one of the major projects of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB).

In partnership with the provincial government, the program aims to improve the quality of life of the rural communities in the upper river basins of Bohol.

Danao Mayor Jose Cepedoza, Buenavista Mayor Dave Duallo, San Miguel Mayor Virgilio Mendez, 2nd District Rep. Aris Aumentado, Board Member Frans Garcia, Charlie Fabre (DENR-PENRO), Soledad Balistoy (DTI), Jerome Manatad (Fablab, BISU), Elbert Avenido (DOLE), Roman Dabalos, Victor Doblas, Dr. Engr. Rizaldy Mercadal and Engr. Louie Angelo Bagaipo were also present in the event. (Ven rebo Arigo)