Farmers’ group in Quezon gets hauling vehicle from DAR

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said it has recently turned over a hauling vehicle to the Sumagosong Farmers’ Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SUMAFAR MPC) in Mulanay, Quezon.

The delivery service vehicle worth P240,000 will be used to transport the group’s products to private buyers and consumers, as well as the food requirements of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in nearby Gumaga town.

SUMAFAR MPC previously signed a marketing agreement with the BJMP Gumaca District Jail in May to supply vegetables, rice, corn, fruits, root crops, poultry, and other farm products to the inmates.

Luis G. Combinido, SUMAFAR MPC chairman, said through the service vehicle, they can even expand their operations and increase the income of the farmers as well as the organization.

Engr. Cornelio P. Villapando, DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II, said the provision of the service vehicle is part of the national government’s Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) program implemented by the DAR.

He said the program reflects the commitment of DAR Secretary Conrado Estrella III to the national goal of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to “improve the lives of the farmers through the provision of various support services.”

He expressed confidence that the vehicle will help the SUMAFAR MPC members fulfill the vision of the DAR to bring the farmers and their products closer to the market and other trading centers.

“Our government will continue to provide you with various support and projects to raise your standard of living. Just keep on doing what is expected of you to be productive so that more blessings can be provided by the local and national government to your organization.”

Aristotle L. Aguirre, Municipal Mayor of Mulanay graced the turnover ceremony and revealed that the local government of Mulanay is tapping several sectors and agencies for the implementation of various projects, specifically the construction of farm-to-market roads.


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