LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Sept 11 (PIA) — The provincial government distributed sets of farm equipment, composed of one water pump and one grass cutter complete with accessories, to 101 barangays anew in support to programs in the grassroots level.
The beneficiaries included the towns of Laoac, 22 barangays; Manaoag, 26; San Fabian, 34; and San Jacinto, 19.
This brings the total number of barangays that have received the equipment to 918 as of September 6 this year.
Angeline Villanueva, information officer, said the distribution of equipment aims to boost agricultural productivity and promote environmental protection.
In the recent distribution, town mayors unanimously expressed their gratitude to the provincial government for the water pumps and grass cutters distributed to every barangay of the province.
They considered the equipment as early Christmas gifts as it came at the onset of the “-ber” months.
Grateful for the assistance, local chief executives of the recipient towns assured their full support to the endeavors of the provincial government for the progress and development of the province.
The provincial government started the program last year and it will continue to deliver the equipment to various barangays in the province until it covers all the 1, 333 barangays here, according to PIO. (ANL/AMM-PIA 1 Pangasinan with reports from PIO)