DA Secretary Proceso  J. Alcala leads the turnover of agricultural interventions to LGUs during the Yolanda commemoration last year.
DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala leads the turnover of agricultural interventions

TACLOBAN CITY- Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is to arrive in Tacloban this Friday,Nov.27, to led in the distribution of about P1 billion worth assistance to the region’s farmers and fisherfolks.
Sec. Alcala will hand over various agriculture productivity enhancing initiatives, including those in support of agricultural rehabilitation through the Rehabilitation Assistance for Yolanda (RAY), the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) and the Pamana(Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan) programs.
During this visit, the Agriculture Secretary will grace the technical forum on coping with the challenges of the ASEAN Economic Community and climate change at the Leyte National High School Gymnasium in Tacloban which will be attended by nearly 2,000 farmers and fisherfolk, devolved agricultural extension workers, and officials from the various local government units regionwide.
Sec. Alcala is also expected to hold a press conference with the local media before proceeding to Javier, Leyte.
The town of Javier is the region’s model of successful convergence projects implemented within the municipality.
The Secretary will have a brief stopover / tour at the dairy buffalo multiplier farm at Barangay Picas, before gracing the ribbon-cutting/ opening program and harvest festival- cum- FFT graduation where around 500 farmers and local officials are expected to attend. (Ma. Christina E. Colasito)