Davao del Norte Provincial Governor “Kuya Gob” Edwin I. Jubahib formally handed over to the Provincial Administrator’s Office-Davao del Norte Investment and Promotion Center (PADO-DNIPC) the new Motoposh Motorcab and two units of Prefabricated Container Van House, today, March 19, 2021.
In a short but solemn occasion, the dynamic Governor spearheaded the formal turning over of the keys of the motor cab and the container van house units to DNIPC Head, Ms. Joevynar M. Miedes, DMO III. The said equipment will be utilized as part of the ongoing implementation of the DavNor Kaagapay (KAwsa sa Agrikultura ug PAnginabuhian sa BarangaY) Project, a food security and sustainability program initiative of the Governor that is designed to combat the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Kaagapay has three main components, namely, the agro-forestry, poultry-raising, and vegetable production. Meanwhile, the PADO-DNIPC is in the frontline of its implementation, being in-charge of the marketing of the produce coming from the beneficiaries, along with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), and the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office (PAGRO). Through the motor vehicle, the marketing of the products will be faster and more efficient, while the storage facility will ensure the vegetables nutritional qualities and prevents it from spoilage, as these are perishable goods.
In a short message by the Governor, he emphasized on the project’s impact on the communities of Davao del Norte, and to the families of the beneficiaries who were provided with planting materials of high-value and cash crops, as well as domesticated livestock as a means of their livelihood. The said beneficiaries are constituents of Davao del Norte who are severely affected by the crisis, and who are prioritized by the Provincial Government to be given outright assistance.
The vigorous Governor also shared the recent undertaking of the Provincial Government where he assisted in the turn-over of agricultural equipment, consisting of combine harvester, four-wheel tractors, riding type transplanters, and hand tractors to the 23 farmers associations of the province. The said equipment are funded via the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), which is created by virtue of Republic Act No. 11203, otherwise known as the Rice Tariffication Law.
Prior to the formal turn-over, a benediction ceremony was conducted over the facility and the motor vehicle thru Fr. Ian Jade I. Balistoy, the officiating priest.