TACLOBAN CITY- The Dona Remedios Trinidad Romualdez (RTR) Medical Foundation has donated two farm tractors to the municipal government of Albuera, Leyte.
The donation of the equipment was held last April 14 and was accepted personally by Mayor Ramon de la Cerna who said that the equipment would be of big use to the farmers of the town which also suffered extensive damage of its agriculture sector due to Yolanda.
Ana Margarita Honteveros of the RTR Medical Foundation represented Benjamin Philip Romualdez during the simple turn over rites of the equipment held outside the municipal hall graced by town and barangay officials and several farmers, the intended beneficiaries of the equipment.
The Albuera mayor said that the donation of the two farm tractors was “very timely” considering that the farmers are now in the midst of land preparation.
Aside from palay, planting of sugarcane is also among the principal livelihood of the people of Albuera. However, this sector was also affected by Yolanda.
The tractors would help the farmers in the cultivation of their farmlands and plant vegetables, for example, as their alternative source of income.
de la Cerna said that all farmers of the town, particularly those who suffered losses due to Yolanda, can use the tractors for free.
The municipal government, he said, would shoulder the gasoline expenses and even lend a driver.
It was learned that Mayor de la Cerna made a personal request before the RTR Medical Foundation for the tractors which are guaranteed to help the farmers of the town. (JOEY A. GABIETA)