Oct 28, 2020

El Nido LGU assures help to farmers and fishermen

Municipal agriculturist Virginia Balderas led the gathering of the short program, explaining that the cancellation was part of the preventive actions the local government is pursuing against COVID-19.

EL NIDO, Palawan — Some 50 farmers and members of fisherfolk associations still gathered Wednesday at the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Lio Farm in Barangay Villa Libertad here for the “Adlao y manig oma ig manig pangisda” despite the suspension of their activity.

The event, which was supposed to be attended by over a thousand residents, was part of the 104th founding anniversary of the town.

Municipal agriculturist Virginia Balderas led the gathering of the short program, explaining that the cancellation was part of the preventive actions the local government is pursuing against COVID-19.

“Ako aga-pakitao pasensya kanendo’ nga ara madayen ateng parada pero dayon kita lamang magpasalamat kita mabaskeg ateng lawas, enjoy kita ren lang dade sa ma-e’toy nga oras lamang (Ako ay humihingi ng inyong pagpapasensya na hindi natuloy ang ating parada pero magpasalamat tayo na malakas ang ating mga pangangatawan, mag-enjoy na lang tayo sa maliit na oras na tayo ay nagkasama-sama),” Balderas told farmers in the Cuyunon vernacular.

Balderas said they will still give the prizes of P50,000 for first place, P40,000 for second place, and P30,000 for third place for the “Best Booth Contest”.

El Nido administrator Raffy Cabate also issued the same apology to the farmers and fishermen, explaining not only their activity was affected but also the other events in relation to their foundation day.

He told the farmers to help pray for their municipality, the province, and the country to be able to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.

“Kanindong tanan, pasensya ren lamang, aka entendi kamo-ra sa ateng sitwasyon dadi-pero endi kamo ag demdem. Pray ren lamang nga sibaya madayen ang ateng mga kaambengan tungod sa ateng fiesta-pa dayen ta lamang ateng maeto nga kasadyahan, matamang salamat (Sa inyo pong lahat, pasensya po, sana maintindihan ninyo ang ating sitwasyon, at huwag kayong magdamdam. Magdasal na lang tayo na maging mabuti na ang lahat at maging masaya na lang tayo maliit man ang ating naging selebrasyon. Maraming salamt,” Cabate said to them.

Vice mayor Luningning Batoy also assured the farmers and fishermen that the municipal government will help them in their livelihood projects.

“Kahit na-suspend ang inyong adlao ngayon pero tuloy pa rin ang ating pagtulong sa ating manig oma at manig pangisda. Pagpasensyahan niyo po ang maikling pa-raffle natin ngayon sana masaya pa rin tayo, lagi tayong mag-iingat ngayon lalo na sa kumakalat na sakit na COVID-19 kaya magtulungan tayo upang maiwasan natin ito,” Batoy said.

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