PGMA leads Butil Farmers’ Day celebration in Pampanga

May 8, 2009 4:51 am 

MANILA, May 7 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and speaker at the Butil Farmers’ Day anniversary celebration tomorrow, May 8, at the Paskuhan Village in San Fernando, Pampanga.

To celebrate this important event with the President are 300 guests from farmers, members of cooperatives and irrigators' associations, officials of cooperative rural banks and other guests, according to Butil Sectoral Party Reps. Leonila Chavez and Agapito Guanlao.

The President will be greeted on her arrival by Representatives Chavez and Guanlao, San Fernando City Mayor Oscar Rodriguez and Pampanga Rep. Aurelio Gonzales.

From the Butil party event, the President will proceed to Porac, Pampanga for the Climate Change event (held on Fridays by the Chief Executive) that includes a lecture and Power-Point presentations by Presidential Adviser on Climate Change Secretary Heherson Alvarez and Environment Secretary Joselito Atienza, with 29 barangay captains of Porac in attendance.

The President will be met by Porac Mayor Rogelio Santos (who will also deliver the welcome remarks) and Porac Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president Jun Manalastas.

The President will have a window peek of the caravan featuring the medical and dental mission and booths of the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Philhealth and other government agencies. Expected to avail of the caravan’s services are 1,000 residents of Porac.

The officials of Janwon Real Estate Development Corporation, developer of the P5-billion River Castle Condominium in Porac, will call on the President.

She would then inspect the five Kalayaan Barangay School Buildings constructed by the 355th Aviation Engineering Wing of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) that also constructed two farm-to-market roads and three potable water systems.

The President would then motor to the Holiday Inn Resort Hotel in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga for the 55th anniversary celebration of the Guagua Rural Bank which will feature a thanksgiving mass and dinner to be attended by 500 bank officials and clients. (PNA)

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