Mayor Manuel T. Sagarbarria recently launched a program called “Plow Now, Pay Later”, that allows local farmers to plant corn within 160 hectares of farm land within the City, and avail of services such as farm tractors, organic fertilizers, technical assistance.
Any monetary income from the program shall be paid after harvest and sale of farm proceeds.
With this on hand, local farming is expected to be intensified, resulting to seven to eight tons of corn harvest from only three tons per hectare of current production.
Now, Mayor Chiquiting is considering the conversion of 60 percent of recovered waste materials now dumped at our open dumpsite at Barangay Candau-ay into organic fertilizer.
This initiative is under the program known as Waste to Agriculture for Food Security Program. It is expected, therefore, that under this program, Dumaguete will become the Food Basket of Organic Farm Products in Region VII, if not in the whole country.
A cool P100,000 for the Dumaguete Transport Cooperative was received by former Barangay Capt. Segunda Dicen of Candau-ay on Nov. 23.
The amount is part of the P7.2 million livelihood assistance left by the late Gov.Emilio Macias II, and given to City Mayor Sagarbarria.
The City Mayor himself handed the check over to Dicen, with City Administrator William E. Ablong witnessing the significant event.
The Dumaguete Transport Cooperative was the first group to receive cash for their livelihood projects after complying with all the necessary requirements such as a project proposal, CDA accreditation, Board resolutions.
Mayor Sagarbarria is urging all other cooperatives, POs and NGOs in the City to submit their documents to the Mayor’s Office to avail of the Livelihood Financial Assistance.
The Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria Shooting Cup Competition held Nov. 20 and 21 in Looc, Sibulan town was a huge success, along with all other activities during the City’s 62nd Charter Anniversary celebration.
The shooting competition was participated in by various shooters’ associations from Visayas and Mindanao, and was organized by the Dumaguete Shooters Association.
After his keynote speech to open the event, Mayor Sagarbarria did the ceremonial shooting with all Bull’s Eye — all targets down.