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National Mental Health Awareness Week Observed In CSF [ Wednesday | 18th day of October, 2017 | 1 month ago ]
The Local Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Department of Health Region 3 celebrated National Mental Health Awareness Week on October 13 at the Heroes Hall.
Dubbed "Kumusta ka? Tara usap tayo!" the whole day program seeks to raise mental awareness among the youth by giving them lectures and activities on how to overcome depression and stress that can lead to suicide.
"Hanggang ngayon, malala pa rin yung diskriminasyon na nangyayari sa mga nakakaranas ng mental issues. This activity is a good opportunity to highlight the needs of a person who is suffering from mental health problems. Sa pamamagitan ng mga activities ngayon ay lalawak ang kaisipan ng mga kabataan at makakatulong sa kanila ito para ma-determine nila kung ano ba ang tama at mali," said DOH Chief Health Program Officer Frances Prescilla Cuevas.
DOH Assistant Secretary of Health Office for Technical Services Dr. Maria Francia Laxamana gave tips on how to deal with depression and stressed that face-to-face social contact is an effective way to reduce its risk.
"Bago pa man mag proceed into depression yang nararamdaman mo, ilabas mo na yan. Call a friend para mapag-usapan yan. Huwag kimkimin ang nararamdaman, always remember there is someone who is willing to listen and understand you," Laxamana said.
DOH also conceptualized and put up 12 booths for various fun and light activities on how to ease depression and stress. These include "Once Upon a Talk", "Pop Your Advice" and "Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga."
In his speech, Mayor Edwin "Edsa" Santiago urged the youth to engage in different social and physical activities organized by the local government to keep themselves consistently active. He also stressed the importance of building a stronger spiritual life by restoring faith in God.
"Marami pa kayong pwedeng gawin sa buhay ninyo, malayo pa ang mararating niyo kaya wag niyong hayaan lamunin kayo ng kalungkutan at depresyon. Dito sa Syudad San Fernando, gusto nating maging isang mentally healthy city, kaya kayong mga kabataang Fernandino magpakatotoo kayo sa inyong mga sarili," Santiago said.
CSF Welcomes Delegates From Bulacan [ Wednesday | 18th day of October, 2017 | 1 month ago ]
Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago, together with City Tourism Officer Ching Pangilinan, welcomed in the City of San Fernando the local officials and department heads from Baliwag, Bulacan led by Municipal Mayor Ferdinand Estrella on October 13 for their benchmarking activity.
Estrella said the purpose of their visitation is to know the best practices of the City of San Fernando that may be used as their basis and guide in improving their tasks in local governance.
He also expressed his gratitude to the city hall employees for their warm accommodation and letting them experience Fernandino hospitality.
"Hindi kami nagsisisi na ang San Fernando ang aming piniling bisitahin, tunay ngang isa na itong maunlad at progresibong syudad dahil sa mahusay na pamamalakad ng mga nanunungkulan ditto," Estrella said.
Meanwhile, department heads of the City of San Fernando took part in informing the delegates on the programs and initiatives of their respective offices or departments.
Business License and Permit Division (BLPD) Chief Joseph Garcia presented the achievements of their office and discussed the speedy yet efficient process of applying business permits while City Treasurer Mary Ann Bautista highlighted the importance of taxation in the city or municipality towards government efficiency and transparency.
For their part, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang and Supervising Administrative Officer Aileen Villanueva shared their plans and techniques in providing technical assistance and support to the community.
Lastly, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (CDRRMO) Raymond Del Rosario talked about the city's innovative strategies and tactics in disaster response and recovery.
In his speech, Mayor Edwin "Edsa" Santiago encouraged the municipal officials to always aim for excellence, work hard and be united to achieve a sustainable and livable municipality.
"Kami dito sa Syudad San Fernando ay nag-umpisa lamang sa isang pangarap. Nangarap lang kami na magkaroon ng maayos at maunlad na syudad at sinabayan namin ito ng pagsisikap. Kaya gaya namin, ay hinihikayat ko din kayong maging mapangarap para mas lalo pang lumago at umunlad ang Baliwag Bulacan," Santiago said.
CSF Partners With East West Seed To Improve Vegetable Production [ Thursday | 12th day of October, 2017 | 1 month ago ]
With an aim to increase the production of quality vegetables in the city, the Local Government of San Fernando started recently its partnership with the East West Seed—an innovative company engaged in the development, production and distribution of vegetable seeds.
During the Regional Champions Day held October 12 in celebration of the 35th anniversary of East West Seed, City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay said the seed company has helped them developed the 1-hectare city nursery, located in Brgy. Lara, into a demonstration farm wherein various agricultural techniques using farm-ready seedlings are introduced to the Fernandino farmers.
"There have been improvements in the production of vegetable varieties in our city and we hope that this partnership continues to flourish with other municipalities so we can maximize farm productivity in the entire province," she added.
The city nursery grows different kinds of leafy, cucurbits and solanaceous vegetables. These include okra, pepper, cucumber, eggplant and tomato, to name a few.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago acknowledged the joint effort of the City Agriculture and Veterinary Office and the East West Seed for promoting sustainable agriculture that helps increase the income of fernandino farmers.
"Farmers are the backbone of the economy. With these innovations in farming, you also help boost vegetable consumption in the community that will lead in the rise of local demand, "Santiago added.
Meanwhile, East West Seed has also recognized 35 farmer heroes from all over Region 3 for their outstanding performance in farming thus playing an important role in the development of the Philippine vegetable industry.
Also present during the activity were Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, East West Seed personnel represented by Marketing Supervisor Jeffrey Rodriguez, Representative from Provincial Agriculture Lolita Mandap and City Agriculture and Fishery Council Chairman Antonette Zapata.
CSF Celebrates Youth Week 2017 [ Monday | 9th day of October, 2017 | 1 month ago ]
To kick off this year's celebration of Youth Week, the City Government of San Fernando in partnership with the Rotary Club of San Fernando (P), presented on Monday the newly selected Youth Officials composed of 44 students from 23 public and private schools in the city.
Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago led the oath taking ceremony of the students who will be involve in the local government unit's workforce and various programs from October 9-13.
In his speech, Santiago urged the young officials to do their share to realize the city's mission to develop a livable, ecologically-balanced and economically-viable Model City through effective and socially inclusive governance that will enhance the quality of life of Fernandinos.
"Ipagpatuloy ninyo ang mga nasimulan dahil darating ang araw kayo naman ang tatayo sa harapan bilang mga lider at kami ang makikinig sa inyo. Congratulations!" he added.
For his part, Rotary Club of San Fernando President Engr. Ferdinand Caylao thanked the LGU for supporting their endeavors for 26 years now.
"I asked our city hall employees to welcome the students. May you help us in transforming them into great leaders who will serve the community in various capacity in the future," Caylao added.
Riona Bianca Basco and Frances Gail Mendoza will lead the new set of officials as the Youth City Mayor and Youth City Vice Mayor, respectively.
They are joined by 10 Youth City Councilors namely Marc Andrei Cumbe, Yeng Lingad, Trebor Aiv Nervey Yambao, Raven Jan Rabago, Jhio Rhey Detros, Lee Harvie Dizon, Elmer Dela Cruz, John Lawrence Mendoza, Jeflien Bundalian and Mary May Domingo.
These officers will also work hand in hand with the youth representatives for the different departments including Aaron James Sampang as Youth ABC President, Mikaela Rubio as Youth Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary, Princess Calbang as Youth City Administrator, Maron David as Youth City Planning and Development Coordinator Officer, Apiwat Jongpattana as Youth City Treasurer, Jeana Mikaela Guese as Youth City Accountant, Marie Ann Campos as City Budget Officer, Romy Sumarago Jr. as Youth City Legal Officer, Elsa Endomo as Youth City Human Resource Development Officer, Jesusa Pamintuan as Youth City Engineer, Kyla Marie Tapang as Youth City General Services Officer, Jamilah Tricia Noble as Youth City Social Welfare and Development Officer, Marylyn David as Youth City Health Officer, Tracy Nicole Macawili as Youth City Assessor, Katherine Joy Manlutac as Youth City Environment and Natural Resources Officer, Janet Morales as Youth City Tourism Officer, Kurt Christiana Tungcab as Youth City Agriculture and Veterinary Officer, Jasmin Lacson as Youth City Registrar, Daniel Sembrano as Youth City Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management Officer, Matt Jason Manalang as Youth City Chief of Staff, Charteiza Imari Sayco as Youth City Information Officer, Hazel Aquino as Youth City Department of the Interior and Local Government Director, John Lee De Jesus as Youth City Schools Division Superintendent, Jan Ronel Mortega as Youth City Chief of Police, Joanna Marie Borla as City Fire Marshall, Winslet Aragona as City Jail Warden, Jonna Garcia as Youth City Auditor and Micaela Adriano as Youth Public Employment Service Office Manager and Alion Evaristo as Youth City Public Order and Safety Coordinating Officer.
Selected for the division head positions were Noel Ibanez as Youth City Business License and Permit Division Chief, Shyrine Jimenez as Youth Local Building Official Division Chief and James Maui Cabaya as Youth City Chief Management Information and Technology Division Chief.
World Teacher's Day Celebrated In CSF [ Monday | 9th day of October, 2017 | 1 month ago ]
Hundreds of teachers from the City Schools Division of San Fernando gather at the Heroes Hall on October 5 to celebrate World Teacher's Day.
Realized in partnership with the local government, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago said in his speech that the annual celebration seeks to recognize the educator's unwavering service and commitment towards a better Fernandino community.
"Allow me to thank all of you for playing an integral role in honing the fullest potentials of the youth to be the hope of the future. As we gear towards a new San Fernando, I encourage you to teach the children to dream big and aim for excellence," he added.
To keep the teachers motivated, the first official hymn of the City Schools Division entitled "Aim High DepEd San Fernando" was also launched during the program. This was composed by Jay Gopez and sung by Janette Amores, Edna Suarez, Edgar Yutuc and Mario Deraco.
94 teachers were also awarded as "Superheroes in the Classroom" for their outstanding performance for School Year 2016-2017 (October to March) and 2017-2018 (June to September), respectively.
The first set of awardees were Norcelyn Panlilio, Kimberly Castro, Danilo Alata, Mark Anthony Lazaro, Marichu Santos, Estella Azcune, Edgar Pineda, Vernalyn Guevarra, Jennifer Malig, Charmain Alcantara, John Kevin Garcia, Rosalina Tanedo, Mina Batac, Nenita Tiomico, Veronica Gozun, Paulina Ancheta, Antonette Cadiang, Anna Bernadette Pineda, Jen Kathlyn Batas, Carmencita Sunglao, Marlen Del Rosario, Danica Ramirez, Rachelle Lacson, Regina Castro, Elizabeth Olalia, Nida Aldana, Alicia Pagcu, Erlinda Sunga, Lilibeth Tejones, Rezzy Gopez, Vivian Saulo, Rodrigo Magpayo, Joan San Juan, Debbie Urbano, Maricar Dizon, Lilia Baluyut, Charisse Mae Canlas, Marnellie Malit, Erlinda Castillo, Jennie Lyn Manalang, Ma. Annie Nombre, Rhoda Joyce David and Nianita Pamintuan.
Other recipients of the award were Recita Espenocilla, Alma David, Conrad Beltran, Zenaida Feliciano, Zharmaine David, Rubie Ann Quaimbao, Ma. Katrina Guzman, Aileen Sazon, Fatima David, Faith Lozada, Moises Flores, Alberto Celon, Angelina Bundalian, Rose Ann Magtoto, Marifel Mercado, Marites Nunga, Richard Gomez, Arlene Dizon, Marissa Waniwan, Alanie Villanueva, Catherine Patiu, Adela Sampang, Ruby Razon, Wilhelmina Caguiat, Celeste Tayag, Maricar Dungo, Rowena Quevedo, Cristina Punsalan, Elsie Lacson, Febe Lingat, Gloria Del Rosario, Precious Marie Richards, Anicia Pamintuan, Kelvin Montilla, Mary Ann Gomez, Rebecca Dakis, Jocelyn Villanueva, Antonio Canlas, Carmelita Mangio, Donnalyn Tulabut, Cristina Paula Pineda, Joven Flores, Elena Marie Guintu, Maria Rita Catingco, Michael Quiazon, Francia Reyes, Airamae Mallari, Rowena Santiago and Jaime Mangune.
Also highlight during the celebration was the 2nd Lakan at Mutya ning Fernandinong Talaturu which showcases the talents and skills of the teachers. This year's winners were Mark Anthony Sawal and Mary Ann Lalic (Lakan & Mutya 2017); Kim Harold Mallari and Patricia Mae Sioson (1st Runners up); and Kelvin Montilla and Nikka Marie David (2nd Runners up).
CSF, DTI Kick Off Consumer Welfare Month Through Fun Run [ Monday | 2nd day of October, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
The City Government of San Fernando, in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Pampanga, kicked off yesterday the celebration of Consumer Welfare Month through a fun run.
Open in 3K and 5K categories, the activity was participated in by some 200 runners from different cities and municipalities in Pampanga and Metro Manila.
DTI Provincial Director Elenita Ordonio said this was simultaneously held nationwide not only to promote health and wellness but also to raise awareness on consumer rights and responsibilities.
"Our theme for this year's celebration is ‘Consumer Rights in the Digital Age,' we are encouraging the public to always be vigilant when buying goods and products," she added.
Ordonio also thanked the local government unit of San Fernando for helping them towards the success of the first Consumer Fun Run.
For his part, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago stressed that this activity serves as a venue to disseminate information on consumer related matters to both public and private sector.
"Every consumer plays a vital role in the economy, therefore, each of us must be updated on the policies and rules set by the authorities to avoid being misled by product claims," the city added.
Meanwhile, the winners of the race for the 5K men division were Reynante Torio (1st prize), Mark Anthony Oximen (2nd prize) and Raymart Songco (3rd prize). For the women division, the first three finishers were Estefanie Calilung (1st prize), Sarah Orsajes (2nd prize) and Vilma Papa (3rd prize).
For the 3K men division, the winners were Marcelino Goleng Jr., (1st prize), Archie Abayon (2nd prize) and James Pineda (3rd prize). While the women who also emerged as victors were Trisha Anne Onofre (1st prize), Shantelle Canlas (2nd prize) and Royena Pabustan (3rd prize).
Special awards were also given to Rudy Flores (Oldest runner); Shantalle May Rosales and Louis Sacramento (Youngest runners); RAM Group (Big group delegation); Marcelino Goleng Jr.; (Colorful outfit); Jay-Ar Gonzales (Honoraria for the warm up instructor); and James Pineda and Trisha Onofre (Early birds).
CSF Provides Free Spay, Neuter Services [ Tuesday | 26th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
The local government of San Fernando, through its City Agriculture and Veterinary Office, has provided free spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats on September 26.
City Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Paul Manlapaz said the activity seeks to promote responsible pet ownership as well as to control the population and reduce unwanted pregnancy among animals.
"Ang pinaka-concern natin dito ay ang kalusugan ng ating mga alagang hayop. Hindi natin nililimitahan ang bilang ng kanilang mga anak bagkus ay gusto nating tiyakin na sila'y ligtas at manatiling malusog. Delikado na kasi manganak ang isang hayop kapag umabot na sa edad na 8-9," Manlapaz explained.
For her part, City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay said the activity was realized, through the partnership of the Pampanga State Agricultural University and International Wildlife Coalition Trust, in line with the celebration of World Rabies Day on the 28th.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago expressed his gratitude to the PSAU and IWCT for partnering with the city of San Fernando in providing compassionate animal care.
"Napakalaking tulong nito sa ating mga kababayan sapagkat hindi na nila kailangang gumastos sa operasyon ng kanilang mga alagang aso't pusa," he added.
The city mayor also stressed that promoting animal health and wellness is also a way to prevent the incidence of pet-associated diseases in the household.
CAVO will also conduct Animal Impounding Operation on September 27 to be followed by a free rabies vaccination scheduled on September 28 at the Old DFA Building.
Fernandinas Join KALIPI Organization [ Tuesday | 26th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
Members of the Kalipunan Ng Mga Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) in the City of San Fernando attend a general orientation at the Heroes Hall on September 22.
Some 350 women in the City of San Fernando are now members of the Kalipunan Ng Mga Liping Pilipina (KALIPI), the first mandated women's organization under the City Social Welfare and Development Office.
During the general orientation, CSWD Officer Iris Biliwang said the group consists of solo parents, beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the marginalized sector.
"KALIPI seeks to articulate the aspirations of women and work for the promotion of their rights and equality. Through this, we want to actualize women's potentials for leadership and action," she added.
In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago stressed the importance of creating an organization that focuses in protecting the rights and providing essential programs for the women's sector in the city.
"Here in San Fernando, we make sure that women are valued equally with men because we believe that they play a crucial role in nation building," Santiago added.
Also present during the activity was Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin who highlighted the city's agenda to support women empowerment.
Meanwhile, the KALIPI members also received household kits from the local government.
2,200 Job Vacancies Opens In CSF Job Fair 2017 [ Tuesday | 26th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
Mayor Edwin "Edsa" Santiago leads the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the formal opening of San Fernando City Job Fair 2017 held on September 22 at SM City Pampanga. Joining him are Dole Pampanga Chief Arlene Tolentino and Assistant Mall Manager of SM City Pampanga, Jerwin Jalandoni.
A total of 2,200 job vacancies were opened to hundreds of job seekers during the San Fernando- City Job Fair 2017 spearheaded by the Local Government of San Fernando through its City Employment Services Division in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and SM City Pampanga held on September 22 at the said mall.
More than 500 applicants have flocked in the job fair and 43 companies participated, comprising of 37 local companies and 6 for overseas.
City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Donny Sayre said that this will be the third job fair of the city for this year.
"Hindi natin tatapusin ang taong ito na hindi tayo magsasagawa ng job fair sa ganitong buwan. Lalo na't magpa-pasko na, kaya naman napakahalaga na magkaroon ng kabuhayan ang bawat isa. Sana marami ang ma hired-on-the spot sa inyo, kaya pagbutihan ninyo." Sayre added.
In his speech, Mayor Edwin "Edsa" Santiago encouraged all unemployed individuals to come and participate in the city job fair and look for brighter opportunities that will fit to their skills. Thus, to improve their quality of life.
"Sa pamamagitan ng PESO ng Syudad San Fernando, ay taon-taon tayong nagsasagawa ng mga job fair para masiguro na ang lahat ng Fernandino ay magkaroon ng trabaho. Sinisiguro nating madaming kumpanya ang makikilahok, dahil naniniwala ako na kapag maraming kumpanya, ay malaki din ang chance na marami ang mabibigyan ng trabaho." Santiago said.
The city mayor also ensured, that the city government will always support and help the Fernandinos in creating livelihood opportunities, since it is one of the administration's priority.
Also present during the job fair were Dole Pampanga Chief Arlene Tolentino and Assistant Mall Manager of SM City Pampanga, Jerwin Jalandoni.
CSF Promotes Good Parenting [ Tuesday | 26th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
PTA Officers of Daycare Centers in the City of San Fernando attend the Parents' Committee Orientation on Early Childhood Care and Development Programs (ECCD) spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office on September 19 at the Heroes Hall.
To further promote good parenting, parent-teacher association (PTA) officers from different Daycare Centers in the City of San Fernando attend a Parents' Committee Orientation on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Programs on September 19 at the Heroes Hall.
City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang said the aim of this activity is to raise awareness on early learning programs among the children to help them prepare in formal schooling, strengthen the role of parents as the educators of their children, refresh last year's accomplishments, and update the PTA Officers on recent ECCD plans and programs.
"Nandirito kayong lahat upang mas maragdagan pa ang inyong mga kaalaman sa pagtuturo ng values sa mga bata. Sa kanilang murang edad, napakahalaga na mayroong gumagabay sa kanila para sa paglaki nila, naiintindihan nila kung ano ang tama at mali," Biliwang added.
During the orientation, ECCD Coordinator Avigail Palanca, discussed the principles and policies of child development and learning. She stressed that children's development follows a definite pattern and predictable sequence.
"Hindi instant ang pagpapalaki ng bata, dinadaan lahat yan sa proseso. Ang bata kasi, hindi mo maiiwan ng nakaupo lamang sa loob ng limang minuto, kaya kailangan paunti-unti natin silang turuan ng mga tamang asal para mas lalo nilang maintindihan. Pero lagi nating isaalang-alang ang physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspect nila kasi dun nagsisimula ang pagbuo ng kanilang personalidad," Palanca said.
For his part, Mayor Edwin "Edsa" Santiago said raising a child is one of the most challenging job. Thus, he lauded the parents for their efforts and sacrifices to raise a well-mannered Fernandino.
"Napakahalaga na ang mga magulang mismo ang humubog sa pagkatao ng kanilang mga anak. Habang bata pa sila turuan na natin sila ng mga values na dadalhin nila hanggang sa kanilang paglaki. Ang kanilang magagandang asal at gawain ay isang malaking kontribusyon sa pagkakaroon ng maunlad at mapayapang syudad," Santiago added
11 Barangays Join Giant Lantern Festival 2017 [ Monday | 25th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
Eleven barangays will compete for the City of San Fernando's Giant Lantern Festival 2017 to be held on December 16 at the Robinsons Starmills.
This was announced Monday by GLF 2017 Chairperson Gil Cortez during the launching of the 100 Days of Giant Lanterns in the country's Christmas capital.
The participating barangays are Calulut, Del Pilar, first-timer Del Rosario, Pandaras, San Jose, San Juan, San Nicolas, Sindalan, Sta. Lucia, Sto. Nino and Telabastagan.
"We welcome all of you in this grand event that is not a mere competition or attraction but a symbol of hope and perseverance of a united community. This is the essence of the Fernandino spirit," Cortez added during his speech.
During the program, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago together with Cortez, GLF Foundation Incorporated President Bong Mah and Councilors Harvey Quiwa and BJ Lagman also awarded each barangay a subsidy of P190, 909.09.
The executive committee reiterated that all giant lantern entries must measure 20 feet and shall not use more than 10,000 bulbs.
Mayor EdSa said more number of tourists are expected to flock this year considering the expanded lot venue which can accommodate an additional 6,000 persons.
Robinsons Land Corporation and CLTV 36 also entered into an agreement to help in the promotion of the festival through GLF caravan and tours in other Robinsons malls and exclusive media coverage.
"Malaki ang kontribusyon ng taunang pagdiriwang na ito sa pagkakakilanlan ng ating syudad at sa mahabang kultura at tradisyon ng mga Fernandino, hindi lamang sa buong Pilipinas kundi maging sa buong mundo. Makakaasa po kayo na patuloy naming mas pagagandahin at paghuhusayan ang ipinagmamalaki nating Giant Lantern Festival," Santiago added.
Pampanga Agricultural Extension Workers' Congress Held In CSF [ Tuesday | 19th day of September, 2017 | 2 months ago ]
Agricultural Extension Workers from different cities and municipalities in the province attended this year's Pampanga Agricultural Extension Worker's Congress on September 14 which was spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Pampanga in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Region 3.
Dubbed "Kaagapay ng mga Magsasaka sa Kaunlaran," the said congress aims to strengthen the knowledge of the Agricultural Extension Workers so they can help and assist the farmers by informing them on the agricultural practices and the innovations on farming methods.
In her opening remarks, City Agriculturist Cristina Sangumay stressed the annual gathering serves as a venue to discuss the plans and programs of different agriculture offices in the province.
"Napakainam na kahit sa isang araw lang ay magkita-kita tayo dito sa congress. Tayo po kasi, even in the midst of calamities ay kailangan natin magtrabaho at mag monitor kung ano man yung mga damages para makagawa ng paraan ang gobyerno kung kailangan mag import upang masuplayan ng pagkain ang lahat," she added.
Sangumay furthered "Sa pamamagitan nito, nalalaman natin kung ano ang mga programa ng DA ng sa ganon ay aware tayong lahat at pwede nating ibahagi at gawin ito sa ating kani-kaniyang lugar."
In an interview, Mayor Edwin "EdSa" Santiago expressed his gratitude to the Provincial Government of Pampanga for conducting the congress in the city. He also lauded the efforts and the dedication of the Agricultural Extension Workers for helping the farmers in achieving food security and increasing agricultural productivity.
"Malaki ang naiaambag ng bawat munisipyo sa progresibong paglago ng agrikultura sa ating lugar. Kaya't nais din ng syudad San Fernando na patatagin ang pribado at pampublikong ugnayan sa bawat isa. Kailangan natin magtulungan upang mapalakas natin ang ating kakayahang makipagtagisan sa larangang pandaigdigan o global competitiveness ng ating agricultural sector," Santiago said.