Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Look! Crowdfunding for April 2 Pro-Duterte Rally Exceeds Goal and Still Growing!

Crowdfunding Gavagives exceeds its goal amount of $20,000 for the April 2 Pro Duterte Rally and also a call for Vice President Leni Robredo impeachment. It will be held in Luneta. 

Maraming mga netizens ang gusto pang mag donate kaya itinaas nila ang goal amount to $50,000. 

According to organizers na hanggang $20,000 lang ang kanilang pwedeng gamitin sa rally at ang sosobra ay ipagkakaloob nila kay President Duterte.

Ito ang pahayag ni Jimmy Bondoc.
Ang daming nagagalit!!! Gusto pa nila mag donate, pero naabot na natin ang target. Ganito po ang napagkasunduan namin ng D.A.V.A.O. movement. 
1. Kahit magkano pa umabot ang donasyon ninyo, hanggang 20k usd lamang ang pwede naming gamitin sa rally. 2. Ang lahat ng sosobra ay aming ipagkakaloob sa pangulo. Kung ano ang sabihin niyang gawin sa pondo ang siya naming gagawin. 
Itinutuloy lang namin itong pagtanggap ng donasyon dahil maraming manloloko. At sa sidhi ng pagnanais mag donate ng ibang tao, baka sila malokong muli ng ibang mga manggagantso.  
Faith. Hope. Love. Para sa bayan! 
----- 
We have reached our ONE MILLION PESO mark! 
Uulit-ulitin ko, your donations are under my personal attention. You have my word. Lahat ng sosobra, it will be spent according to president duterte's wishes.  
Salamat sa inyo. Tuloy ang peaceful rally.  
Mula sa masa! Para sa masa!  
- Jimmy Bondoc 
Source: Facebook

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Isang Matapang na OFW Ipinagtanggol si Duterte Sa Human Right International Forum sa Geneva Switzerland

 Ilang mga pinoy ang dumalo sa Human Right International Forum sa Geneva Switzerland at matapang nilang ipinagtanggol ang Duterte Government. Inimbitahan din nila si UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard na bumisita ng Pilipinas at huwag maniwala sa mga ikinakalat ng mga balita ng mga taong gustong pabagsakin ang Duterte administration.

Watch the video below:

Source: Facebook


Known Duterte Supporter Cocky Rocky Naiyak sa Sobrang Galit kay Leni Robredo!


Impeach Leni Robredo! Sigaw ng mga Filipino hindi lang sa harap ng OVP Boracay Mansion pati na rin sa social media.


Watch the his video below in front of OVP Boracay Mansion


Source: Facebook

Look! Impeach Vice President Leni Robredo! Sigaw ng mga Filipino!



Impeach Leni! Leni Resign! Ayan ang mga sigaw ng mga Filipino sa OVP sa harap ng Boracay Mansion kung saan ang opisina ni Vice President Leni Robredo. Maraming kilalang personality ang nakiisa sa peaceful protest na ito. Isa na rito si Vivian Velez na matiyagang nag stay doon ng ilang araw para ipaabot ang kanilang hinaing sa pangalawang pangulo. 








Source: Facebook

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Watch! Leni Robredo Nakatikim ng Malutong na Mura mula kay Mocha Uson sa pagkakalat ng Fake News


Hindi mapigilan ni Mocha Uson na magalit at makapag bitaw ng malutong na mura sa harap ng kanyang programa na Mocha Uson Blog TV Show patungkol sa video speech ni VP Leni Robredo. Ayon kay Mocha na malaking fake news ang mga pinagsasabi ni Robredo sa kanyang speech. 

Maraming netizens naman ang umalma sa mga sinabi ni Robredo at ang ilang malalaking personality ay nagsabi na ito ay economic sabotage na pwede niyang ika impeach. 

Watch the video below:



Source: Facebook

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Look! Antique, Aklan Biyaheng Bukid Makes Farmers and Fisherfolks Cry


Pan-Panay trip in 2 days

ANTIQUE, AKLAN BIYAHENG BUKID
MAKES FARMERS, FISHERFOLKS CRY

By Manny Piñol

It has been a long time since I last saw a man cry unabashedly in public.

But yesterday, in full view of over a thousand farmers, fisher folks and local officials, a municipal agriculturist in Antique who asked for irrigation water for the rice farmers in his town, wiped his tears when I told him that President Rody Duterte will deliver the irrigation system that the town of Sibalom needs.

It was the first time the farmers and fisher folks said that they heard a definitive answer for their problems of ages from a government which conducts a nation-wide consultation and forum.

I agreed with their observation because as a former local official myself, I had witnessed in the past how national officials would visit the countryside and make promises which were never fulfilled.

I was aggressive with my commitments in both Antique and Aklan yesterday, the first leg of my two-day Pan-Panay sortie of the Biyaheng Bukid, a nation-wide journey which I started even before I assumed office on June 30 to listen to the voices of the farmers and the fisher folks, the poorest sectors in the country.

Backed up by a commitment of budgetary support by Senator Loren Legarda, chairman of the Finance Committee of the Senate, who is from Antique, I committed to the farmers of San Remigio town, the poorest town in Antique for the construction of 68 kilometres of farm to market roads connecting food production areas to the market.

Farmers in many villages in San Remigio, carry their products on their backs to the market because of the absence of farm to market roads.

Each of the 15 coastal towns of Antique will also receive one Fiberglass Patrol Boats each to strengthen their campaign against illegal fishing.

The town of Libertad will also receive an ice plant to support their sustainable fishing industry.

While a woman-farmer who complained that snails were gobbling up the vegetables planted by farmers like her in a village in Culasi, was promised that technicians from the Regional Crop Protection Center would visit her village.

In Aklan, a relatively progressive province because of its vibrant tourism industry where tourists from all over the world are drawn by the while beaches of Boracay Island, the problems were less challenging.

In fact, I had a big laugh during the open forum when a farmer whose group plants corn in a 15-hectare area asked for a "corn planter."

When I told him that it was not viable for the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to give his group a P3.5-M corn planter, Region VI director Remelyn Recoter clarified that the farmer was just actually asking for a handheld corn planter.

Only two villages in Aklan had poverty incidence of over 30%, which is still relatively lower compared to many provinces in the whole country, and these are Balete and Madalag.

The farmers' problems in Balete and Madalag were just farm to market roads and equipment for farming which I found very easy to respond to.

The most exciting issue that was brought up before me yesterday actually was the Piña fiber industry which Aklan is famous for.

India dela Cruz, the acknowledged leader of the industry in Aklan said they needed support to plant more of the pineapple variety Red Spanish.

She also said that the Piña industry is also affected by the 4Ps program of the government where most poor families would prefer to just stay in their homes because of the periodic financial dole-outs was given by the government.

"Government must review this program. Is it really helping the poor or is it just making the poor dependent on dole-outs?" she asked.

This was the same feedback I received in other agricultural areas of the country where farmers are complaining that there are very few farm workers now because of the 4Ps program.

These are the things I discover as I move around the country.

The problems are varied. Some could be easily addressed and others would need institutional reforms.

The greatest joy I get from Biyaheng Bukid, however, is the sight of farmers and fisher folks enthusiastically sharing what it is that they would like to have in life and what they expect from government.

For me, this is a testimony that people are slowly trusting their government again and they feel more confident that government will respond to their problems.

Today, I will proceed to Capiz and Iloilo before I prepare for a week-long trip with President Duterte to Myanmar and Thailand for his Presidential Visit.

#Changeishere! #PresRodyCares! #DuterteDelivers!

(Photos of the activities in Antique and Aklan taken by Dianne Faith Garcia.) 


Source: Facebook

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Watch! Mga Bilanggong binigyan ng Pardon ni President Duterte, Nakalaya na at Laking Pasasalamat sa Pangulo


Mga bilanggong binigyan ni President Duterte ng pardon dahil sa kanilang katandaan at sakit, nakalaya na! Abot-abot ang kanilang pasasalamat at nabigyan sila ng pardon na makalaya at makapiling na muli ang kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. Binigyan din sila ng kunting pamasahe at allowance sa kanilang bagong buhay. 

Watch the video below:


Source: PTV


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Look! President Duterte binisita ang kanyang bagong apo na pinangalanang Stonefish


Hindi maitatangi sa mga ngiti ni President Duterte ang kasiyahan ng kanyang bisitahin ang bagong apo na pinangalang Stonefish. 




Photo Credit: Facebook Christopher Bong Go

Monday, February 27, 2017

Watch! Mystica Nasupalpal si Jim Paredes! "Masahol Ka Pa sa Isang Ulol!"


Ito ang mga sinabi ni Mystica kay Jim Paredes. 

"JIM PAREDES, DUWAG KA! KUNG NAGHAHANAP KA NG KATAPAT MO, NANDITO NA AKO!"- Ruby Rose M. Villanueva a.k.a. Mystica 

"BASTOS NA JIM PAREDES! GANITO ANG TINATAWAG NA CERTIFIED GAGO AT DUWAG!" - Ruby Rose M. Villanueva a.k.a. Mystica 

Source: Facebook

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Watch! Elizabeth Oropesa Nagalit kay Jim Paredes: "Hindi Lahat ng Tao ay Kaya Mo!"


Naglabas ng sama ng loob si Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa sa kanyang Facebook account hinggil sa ginawa ni Jim Paredes sa pambabastos sa mga supporters ni President Duterte, ang Duterte Youth. Sila ang anim na mga kabataan na nagpunta sa EDSA shrine to support Duterte's war on drugs, corruption and democracy. 

Watch Elizabeth Oropesa's message to Jim Paredes below:

Watch! Related Video: Jim Paredes at Duterte Youth, Nagkainitan! Tinawag ni Jim Paredes na "Duwag!"

Source: Facebook


Look! Mga Taga Suporta ni Pres Duterte Naglinis ng Kalat Pagkatapos ng Freedom Rally sa Luneta


Matapos ng Freedom Rally ng mga taga supporters ni President Duterte, ipinakita nila na hindi lang sa salita ang kanilang pagsuporta sa kanya, kundi na rin sa gawa. Hindi na nila hinintay na linisin pa ng mga Metro aid ang mga basura kundi sila na mismo ang nagtulong-tulong na pulutin ang mga basura. Ang iba, may kanya-kanyang dalang basurahan.



Nakakatuwa na ang halos lahat ay nagtutulungan, kahit sa isang maliit na paraan lamang. Basahin ang ibang comments ng mga netizens sa social media.



Source: PTV News

DSWD Sec. Taquiwalo Nagsalita na hinggil sa pang-blackmail sa mga beneficiaries ng 4Ps


Ayon kay Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, "kahit kailan hindi namin pipilitin o gagamitin pang-blackmail sa mga benepisyaryo ang 4Ps o kahit alin pa man sa mga DSWD promotive program para pilitin silang dumalo o magboycott sa anumang pampulitikang aktibidad."

Ito po ang buong press release. Pakibasa:
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo took issue with a story in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) which came out today, Sunday, February 26. In a report titled “Tens of thousands of Duterte supporters gather in Rizal Park”, it was stated that there were those who attended the rally were “forced” to attend because “their attendance was a prerequisite to the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program.”
“If the implication is that the DSWD forced the beneficiaries of the 4Ps program to attend the rally in support of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte yesterday, we categorically deny it. Under my watch and upon the express instructions of the president himself, the programs of the DSWD will never be used to campaign for or against any political agenda. Our beneficiaries are free to choose their political leanings with no danger to their benefits from any of the DSWD’s programs. We will never blackmail the beneficiaries of 4Ps or any other DSWD promotive program and force them to attend or boycott any political activity,” she said.
Sec. Taguiwalo said, however, if there have been DSWD officials or staff who told beneficiaries that their 4Ps benefits will be withheld if they do not attend a pro-Duterte activity, they will be investigated.
“We will not tolerate this kind of behavior. Government services should never be utilized to benefit a political agenda; they should be used only to help the poor and assist them in their time of need. If you need to force people, buy their loyalty or force them to give support for any agenda, then that same agenda is not really deserving of public support,” she said.

Naglabas din ng statement si Sec. Taquiwalo sa kanyang twitter account:





Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mayor Sarah Duterte Pinahiya si Soc Villegas: Your group is a bunch of HYPOCRITES!


Davao City Mayor and Presidential Daughter Sarah Duterte, Pinahiya si Archbishop Soc Villegas sa social media. Basahin ang buong Facebook post ni Inday Sarah. 



"I recently read a letter to the late Cardinal Sin by Archbishop Soc Villegas and I was so disturbed by the rant that I decided to take out my pen from retirement and practice once again the only talent that I have, writing.
On the evening of February 25, 1986, I was playing in dreamland when my father interrupted my slumber and told me to get dressed because we have to go downtown.
While we were hudled in the car, he told us, "Timan-i ninyo ning gabhiona ni. Ayaw ninyo kalimti."
I have a memory of myself standing on the stairs of the San Pedro church bell tower, listening to the incessant ringing of the bells. I did not understand what was happening, but I surmised that it must be something very important because my father had to get me out of bed to watch cheering and partying adults on the streets.


Fast forward to 2017 and I would now say that the celebration of the 1986 EDSA revolution is important but only to commemorate what we did for our country on a certain period in our history.
I find it hard to understand why this bloodless revolution has become the standard definition of freedom for our country and this standard is forced down our throats by a certain group of individuals who think they are better than everyone else. These are the elite and their friends, including Archbishop Villegas.
Oh, dear Archbishop. How dare you say that my father has singlehandedly defaced the memory of the EDSA revolution.
Since 1986 and until seven months ago, I remember that our nation has been hounded by corruption, crime, a territorial war of gangs and drug lords, extrajudicial killings, narco-politics, terrorism, protracted rebellion, abuse of power in government, political bickering and the entry of foreign mafias.
It surely did not start when President Duterte took office.
He won the Presidency precisely because you ignored what was wrong with this world. All you desired was to put into power a leader who walks and talks like you -- someone who is definitely not Rodrigo Duterte.
When your friend failed as a President, I cannot remember you calling it the rape of EDSA. You just swept it under your glitzy rugs and you moved on, back to business -- back to acting as if you can save us all from hell.
Your group is sadly a bunch of delusional hypocrites. While all of you were up there riding high on your horses, you failed to notice that many of us down here empathize with what Rodrigo Duterte is saying because it is the hard truth. It is truly without the air of hypocrisy that we smell from your kind. 
How dare you call us pimps of the EDSA spirit and yet it is you who cannot accept what has happened to our country since 1986.
How dare you say that we are trying to prostitute the meaning of EDSA.
My father perfectly understood what the spirit of EDSA is, otherwise, he would not have told me to never forget that night of 31 years ago. And I now believe that he understands it better than you do.
You preach about freedom as if you invented it as if it is your gift to us. Let me tell you what freedom is. It is to live a life that is free from your selective moral standard. This is what the meaning of EDSA is.
Unfortunately for you Archbishop Villegas, this is not a biased commentary on your letter to the dead because I am not a fan of President Duterte.
But you are truly, madly, deeply worse than a hundred President Dutertes".
 Below is the Facebook post of Mayor Sarah  Duterte.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Huge Monster-Like Globster Found Along the Shore of Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands



A certain Facebook user Marjorie Cabatingan Aboy posted some pictures of strange sea monster-like creature found along the shore of Cagdianan, Dinagat Islands. 


They found out that it is called 'Globster' or Whale Shark remains.

According to Wikipedia: "Globsters or blob is an unidentified organic mass that washes up on the shoreline of an ocean or other bodies of water. The term was coined by Ivan T. Sanderson in 1962 to describe the Tasmanian carcass of 1960, which was said to have "no visible eyes, no defined head, and no apparent bone structure."





Matatandaan na may natagpuan din sa tabing dagat ang mga nakatira sa may dalampasigan sa Aparri, Cagayan last January 2014. Halos kasing laki rin nito ang nakita ng mga residente doon.


Watch the video below reported by 24 Oras Jan. 2014 kung saan pinakita ang Globster na nakita ng mga taga Aparri, Cagayan.


Source: Facebook, YouTube

New Look of 1939 Quezon Bridge! Salute to DPWH Sec. Mark Villar


DPWH Secretary Mark Villar shared on his Facebook post the new look of 1939 Quezon bridge. According to his post that it just completed the retrofitting of the the bridge and it is now open to the public.


"Following months of construction, we have improved the structural integrity of Quezon Bridge by replacing damaged structural components of the bridge built in 1939 along the Quezon Boulevard Extension. We are currently retrofitting national roads and bridges throughout the country, including Ayala Bridge, San Juan Bridge, Mac Arthur Bridge, Marcos Bridge, Magallañes Interchange and Osmeña flyover."


Kaya maraming netizens ang pumupuri sa kanya.
Source: Facebook


Speaker Alvarez Yes to Bridges in the Air Philippine Food Skyway Project!


Bridges in the air
SPEAKER ALVAREZ OKAYS
PHILIPPINE FOOD SKYWAY
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has endorsed the Philippine Food Skyway Project, a longtime dream I have nurtured, which involves the use of an Air Force C-130 Cargo Transport plane to move perishable and high-value products to and from the different islands of the country.
In a meeting which Speaker Alvarez called in Congress yesterday attended by the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform Rafael Mariano, National Irrigation Administrator Peter Laviña, the Undersecretary of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Congressman Arthur Yap of Bohol and other agencies involved in food production, the issue of the very high cost of transport of fruits and other high value products was discussed.
Speaker Alvarez then proposed the use of Air Force C-130 Cargo Planes to bring Mindanao's fruits to Metro Manila, Baguio's vegetables to the Visayas and Mindanao, and the fish from Zamboanga, Basilan, Tawitawi and Sulu to Cebu and Manila.


That was when I told Speaker Alvarez that his proposal was what I have long been suggesting to the national government - a concept of moving goods from one island to another in the country using cargo planes which I called the Philippine Food Skyway.
In fact, in a post I made on Nov. 3, 2014, I wrote about how I tried to convince President Benigno Aquino III to consider the Philippine Food Skyway concept.
Here are excerpts from that post:
"In the summer of 2010, in the midst of the political campaign, I was in a helicopter with then presidential candidate Benigno S. Aquino III which flew us from the town of Midsayap in North Cotabato to the capital city of Kidapawan.
"During the short 15-minute air travel, I was able to point out to presidential candidate Noynoy the vast Liguasan Marsh, located in the tri-boundaries of the provinces of Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato and reportedly one of the biggest marshlands in Southeast Asia with an estimated area of about 200,000 hectares.
"A little distance from the marsh is the plankton-rich 10,000-hectare Buluan Lake where fish pen operators raise bangus and tilapia and where freshwater carp thrive without being fed because the water is almost green with natural fish food.
"Roe-filled mudfish almost as large as a man’s limbs and catfish whose belly is pinkish because of the nutritious natural feed they take abound. Blackhead eels are caught during the season when the marshland reeds flower.
"Tens of tons of freshwater fish are harvested from these areas almost every day and much more could be harvested if only the local market could absorb the daily catch.
"In fact, the freshwater carp, locally known as “tarok,” is peddled by women and children, especially along the highway in the Maguindanao town of Buluan. In the afternoon, those that are not bought by passing motorists are simply thrown away.
"The only problem is it costs a lot to bring a kilo of freshwater fish or even fresh fruits like rambutan and mangosteen to the markets of the big cities.
"It was there where I proposed to him that government, through the agriculture department, should consider a concept which I called the “Philippine Food Skyway” which would basically involve the construction of feeder airports in the key production areas of the country.
"Along with the airports, the government through the agriculture department should acquire cargo planes which will be operated and managed by the Philippine Air Force under a special program, which would make a round of all of the feeder airports and load perishable products to be brought to areas where they are needed.


"While I have not been to most of the islands in Sulu, I would hazard a guess that most of the fishermen in the area catch more fish that what their family could consume or what the local market could absorb.
"They could catch more but why would they when nobody is going to buy them?
"But what if three times a week, a large government cargo plane lands in the feeder airport near their fishing grounds and load the fish to be brought to Metro Manila or even Baguio City?
"The effect of this ambitious program would be tremendous.
"First, it will provide farmers in the countryside with more income to raise their children and send them to school thus reducing the problem of rural poverty and insurgency.
"Second, it will provide people in the big cities with fresh food products at a lower cost thus enabling them to stretch their monthly wages to address their family’s other needs.
"And third, if there are economic activity and income opportunity in the countryside, rural people who flock to the big cities in search of jobs may just decide to pack up and go back home where the air is clean and the water pure and where there is an opportunity to make more money."
Yesterday, Speaker Alvarez said the Dept. of Agriculture does not have to buy the cargo planes as the Philippine Air Force could be directed by President Rody Duterte to undertake the transporting of the products.
He said he will endorse to President Duterte the immediate implementation of the program, especially since the season of fruits in the Southern Philippines will start in August of this year.
With this development, the people of Baguio City will soon have an abundant supply of fresh fruits from Davao and fish and crabs from the Island Provinces.
The people of the South soon will also have plenty of the Cordillera's fresh vegetables and strawberries.
(File photo shows a C-130 loading cargoes while other photos show Speaker Alvarez, Sec. Mariano, NIA Administrator Laviña, Cong. Yap, myself and other officials in the meeting in Congress yesterday. Photos by Romirose Boloron Padin)



Source: Facebook

LOOK! 54 'Rouge" Police Officers Reassigned in Basilan First Boodle Fight


A netizen posted boodle fight of the 54 'rogue' cops who ordered by President Duterte be reassigned in Basilan, prepared by the Basilan PNP Provincial Headquarters.




Only 54 out of 300 'rogue' police officers ordered by President Duterte to reassigned in Isabela. They arrived Tuesday, February 21, in Basilan province via Zamboanga City from the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. 


The policemen were ferried by a military truck to the Majini pier of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao where they boarded a vessel that transported them to Basilan province via Isabela City.



Upon arrival, they were required to undergo a medical examination and were given cultural sensitivity orientation in preparation for deployment to the different areas under the Basilan Police Provincial Office.



Source: Facebook

Department of Agriculture Starts Food Production, Anti-Poverty Task in Lanao Sur


The 'revolution' begins

DAF STARTS FOOD PRODUCTION,
ANTI-POVERTY TASK IN LANAO SUR

By Secretary of Agriculture Manny Piñol

The task of transforming Lanao del Sur, the country's poorest province with a poverty incidence of 74.3%, into a major food production area has started.

Yesterday, the Special Areas for Agriculture Development (SAAD) was officially launched with the first consultation forum with local leaders and stakeholders in the Mindanao State University (MSU) compound in Marawi City.

A group of young Muslim and Christian professionals who compose the core group of the SAAD team met with about three of the 15 mayors of the province to lay out the development map of Lanao del Sur based on the needs and desires of the people.

The SAAD program, which I started when I was Governor of North Cotabato from 1998 to 2007, focuses on identifying the potentials and strengths of a group of communities and involving the people in developing these assets to address massive poverty.

It mainly concentrates on livelihood programs using the bounties of the communities.

The SAAD program was largely successful in North Cotabato as it was able to contribute to the reduction of the poverty incidence from 52.6% in 1998 to only 29% when I left office in 2007.

Abandoned by the succeeding leadership, poverty incidence in North Cotabato has once again surged to over 40% in recent years.

For Lanao del Sur, the SAAD program hopes to capitalize on the natural wealth of the province, including fertile agricultural lands, rich fishing grounds in at least six towns facing the Moro Gulf, the 35,000-hectare Lake Lanao which supplies the water running the Agus Hydro Electric Power System and at least four other waterfalls which the communities could develop to generate power which could earn tremendous revenues for the local government units.


Ground Zero for the SAAD program is the town of Butig, the symbolic capital of Maranaw civilization which is also being claimed by the extremist groups like Maute, Abu Sayyaf and ISIS as the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in the Southern Philippines.

With an initial seed fund of P64-million for 2017, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) will undertake a closely supervised program to develop agriculture and fisheries in Lanao del Sur.

For Lake Lanao, for example, I have asked the Fisheries Undersecretary Eduardo Gongona to prepare a plan to seed the lake with millions of Tilapia and possibly Bangus fingerlings and distribute fishing boats to poor families living around the lake.

I have always believed that the first step in addressing poverty is to make sure that food is available to the people.

For the wide rice fields and corn fields in the province, the SAAD program will provide tractors, planters, harvesters and post-harvest facilities.

Corporate partners like Kapatid Go Negosyo have already expressed willingness to participate in the program especially in the marketing of the products from Lanao del Sur.

Next week, at 10 farmer leaders and several agriculture technicians from Butig town will travel to Munoz, Nueva Ecija to learn modern rice farming technology in the PhilRice Center which is headed by a Maguindanao rice breeder, Dr. Sailila Abdulla.

Judging from the poor attendance of local counterparts in yesterday's SAAD forum in Marawi City, the task to transform Lanao del Sur into a progressive agriculture and fisheries producing province is not expected to be smooth and easy.

But I believe with perseverance and determination, we will finally change the lives of the Maranaos and make the province once of the most progressive in the country.

People have always asked me why I am so daring in implementing ambitious programs like the one we are doing in Lanao del Sur now.

My stock answer has always been:

"The future belongs to the brave and the daring!"

#Changeishere! #PresRodyCares! #DuterteDelivers! #ProgressForLanao!

(First two photos show the fertile lands of Butig and the vast Lake Lanao. Other photos show the SAAD orientation forum in Marawi City yesterday and the young Muslim and Christian professionals involved in the program.)




Source: Facebook