The DA Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Visayas (OASV) headed by ASec. Hansel O. Didulo, together with Mr. Emerson Ogatis of Antique Research Outreach Station, and Mayor Gerry C. Necor of Barbaza, Antique distributed 50 native chickens and 50 trichantera planting materials to Las Palmas Farmers Association on October 2, 2020, in Barbaza, Antique. 

During the turn-over, Asec. Didulo urged the beneficiaries to take care of the interventions given by DA which will surely have a huge impact especially on the farmers during this time of a pandemic.

Meanwhile, Mayor Gerry C. Necor expressed his gratitude to the Department for the interventions received that will benefit the farmers of Barbaza, Antique.

“The agriculture sector proves to be the backbone of our community, especially during trying times. We thank Secretary William Dar for the assistance he is giving our farmers. Mabuhay ka, Sec!”This initiative is continuously being conducted by DA Western Visayas and spearheaded by OASV to assist farmers during this pandemic situation while gearing towards “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita”.