In behalf of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba received P500,000 cash incentive from Department of Agriculture (DA) last September 28, 2017.
The incentive was in recognition of Ilocos Norte as 2016 Rice Achievers Awardee and for bagging Hall of Fame title.
According to Vice Governor Barba, the said amount will be used for the implementation of agriculture-related livelihood projects of various farmer groups in Ilocos Norte. In the meantime, PGIN will consider the farmers groups’ preferences with respect to the necessary livelihood projects to be implemented.
“The award is deem the fruit of the labor of Ilocano farmers in the province”, Barba said.
He likewise added that said recognition will surely inspire farmers to increase rice production.