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Mar 22, 2016 @ 2:54

Alcala tells N. Cotabato farmers: We will help you

COTABATO CITY—Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has assured farmers in North Cotabato who have been suffering the brunt of the long dry spell that the government is addressing their needs to cushion the impact of drought, officials said Monday.

Amalia Jayag Datukan, DA-12 executive director, said Alcala made the assurance when he addressed the Farmers and Irrigators forum in Carmen, North Cotabato.

“The government has anticipated this drought and mitigating measures have been in place, pag kulang pa, kikilos ang pamahalaan at di kayo pababayaan If the programs need augmentation, the government is willing to extend more help,” Alcala told more than 4,000 farmers and irrigators from the towns of Pikit, Carmen, Midsayap and Aleosan who are part of the Malitubog-Maridagao (Mal-Mar) Irrigation Project cluster.

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