Town dad testimonial: Millions in aid for Jagna at Duterte Legacy Caravan

By Rey Anthony Chiu | 08:45 PM November 13, 2021

Jagna Mayor Joseph Rañola lead 9 other mayors and ordinary Boholanos in out-pouring their thanks and appreciation to the key programs of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Administration swearing in public testimonials how these have made their lives easier.

Admitting that these programs are simply too many to name, mayor Rañola picked programs of four government agencies in his detailed report before the Presidential Communications and Operations Office during the 4-days Duterte Legacy Caravan (DLC) across ten towns here.

For the Duterte Administration’s banner agriculture and food sufficiency program, the mayor said due to the support of the Department of Agriculture, Jagna has increased its rice productivity to near food sufficiency from its 250 hectares of rice fields to nearly 750 hectares.

For this, the government has given over P13,488,400 in hybrid and inbred seeds benefitting 826 farmers, P9,643,160.00 for machine equipment for the town’s farm mechanization program, P11,399,676.00 in irrigation support and financial subsidy for insured crops amounting to P9.795,821.00 for a total food sufficiency investment of P44,327,053.00.

This, he said does not include the first in the province-hybrid coconut demo farm, which the DA put up, the ubi-tissue culture and demo farm and the revitalization of the mango industry.

As to fisheries, DA’s Bureau of Fisheries has given the town free tilapia fingerlings and feeds as well as seasonal bangus in fish pens, P3 million lambaklad project and P8M repair for the Bunga Mar fishport.

From the Department of Labor and Employment, Rañola, who was hailing the labor agency for the implementation of its Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa mga Displaced at Disadvantaged Workers and the Government Internship Program, announced something that not many towns get from the government.

He said Jagna got some P11 million funds for livelihood assistance to 23 community based people’s organization and one person with disability.

From the Department of Education, Mayor Rañola said his town received some P48,674,490.00 in funds for the repair and rehabilitation of some 23 elementary and high schools in the town.

For the Department of Social welfare and Development (DSWD), the mayor who prepared a multimedia presentation of these projects said 779 Jagnaanons have received a total of P4.6 million in Unconditional Cash Transfer, 1,257 members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) got a total of P55 million, 4,259 local residents benefitted in the P25.5 million in Special Amelioration Program, 241 received a total of P1.5 million in Livelihood Assistance Grants.

During the pandemic, the DSWD did not stop, in fact extended its help to 842 front liners in the town who received a total of P378K, 350 Locally Stranded Individuals got P157K, 597 Persons with Disabilities got P268K and another 1,515 affected families got P681K in different kinds of assistance.

Meanwhile, Mayors Hilario Ayuban of Loay, Atty. Arturo Jed Piollo of Lila, Tita Baja or Garcia Hernandez, Constantino Reyes of Ubay, Judith Cajes of Trinidad, Atty Virgilio Mendez of San Miguel, Engr. William Jao of Tubigon, Leonila Montero of Panglao and John Geesnell Yap of Tagbilaran have hailed the Duterte Administration for strong political will to lower crimes by leading in the fight against drugs, and in bringing key impact infrastructure projects in Bohol.

Ordinary citizens who benefitted from DSWD 4Ps, Sustainable Livelihood Program, DOLE’s Special Program for the Employment of Students, Government Internship Program, TUPAD, Technical education and Skills development Authority’s technical vocational training programs, Department of Public Works and Highway’s Build, Build, Build and other key projects also poured in their appreciation to what they called as the Administration that restored their dignity as human persons. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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