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President Duterte Gives Farmers And Fishermen Of Basilan P100-Million Worth Of Equipment

On President Rodrigo Duterte’s 100 days of office, he distributed equipment tofarmers and fishermen worth P100-million in the Province of Basilan along withAgriculture Secretary Manny Pinol.

The machinery included cassava granulation, corn mills, tractors,  corn and rice seeds,  fertilisers,  seaweed farming tools and Fiberglass fishing boats.

 Aside from the equipment,  he was also able to provide interventions that are estimated to be worth P1-billion as he aims to focus on production of food and wiping out poverty on provinces. 

Upon the distribution, people from Basilan burst into tears as they received the 70 units of the 1,000 Fiberglas fishing boats together with engines, fishing nets, hooks and line. 

Meanwhile, the farmers were given first of the 7 units of 4-wheel drive tractors which will be used in farming of cassava and corn particularly in places affected by cocolisap.

President Duterte said that he vows to give more aid to areas which are affected by war that is between several armed groups and the government. [source]

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