NEWS | 2021/01/27 | LKRO
City Government of Kidapawan steps up assistance to farmers affected by
Covid19 pandemic, turns over 1 brand new hauling truck
KIDAPAWAN CITY (January 26, 2021) – The Kidapawan City Government through the
Office of the City Agriculturist (OCA) has stepped up its support to farmers adversely
affected by the Covi19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, officers and members of the Mua-an Farmers and
Producers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MFPMPC) received a brand new Fuso Hauling
truck from the city government which aims to hasten the transport of fruits, vegetables
and other products from farm to the market.
Funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) and with a counterpart
from the City Government, the truck cost over P1M which initially will be used by the
beneficiary cooperative in hauling freshly harvested bananas.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said the truck is part of the continued
assistance of his administration to ensure the farmers continue to be productive, their
crops sold to the market without much difficulty and eventually secure food security for
“In these challenging times where almost, all sectors are badly hit by the pandemic we
make sure of the unhampered assistance to our farmers, especially the small ones
whose income rely solely on their harvest” said Mayor Evangelista as he again
highlighted the endeavor of the City Government to help in the fast recovery of the
No less than Mayor Evangelista himself led the turnover of the brand-new truck to the
representatives of MFPMPC and asked for their commitment in the different programs
and projects of the Office of the City Agriculturist headed by Marissa Aton.
For their part, the recipients expressed their gratitude and promised to take care of the
truck and maximize its use for the benefit of the organization.
Given the concern of transporting farm products from farm to market, the City
Government is set to purchase two more brand new hauler trucks for other farmers’
cooperatives in the barangays in order to advance further the vital assistance to the
agriculture sector amidst the pandemic, according to the OCA. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)