Dagupan public school is national aggie initiative awardee

February 4, 2015 5:43 am 

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb. 3 — The city council passed a resolution congratulating the Carael Elementary School in Dagupan City for being acclaimed as the national winner under the Agricultural Initiative Category in the 2014 Search for Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines (TOFARM) during the awards night on January 30 at the Rizal Balllroom, Shangri-la, Manila.

A resolution authored by Councilor Redford Erfe-Mejia stated that the school led 55 other notable awardees in the fisherfolk category, livestock farming, urban/city farming, family farming, agri-initiatives, agri-innovator, agri-entrepreneur, agri-cooperative, local government unit, young farmer and farmer in the TOFARM awards night.

In that affair graced by Senators Mary Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar, chairman on the Senate committee on agriculture and food, the Carael Elementary School received a gold plate and a cash prize of P100,000.

The Carael Elementary School is headed by Ophelia Vergonia, principal.

The award was instituted in the '70s by Junior Chamber International Philippines and was revived in 2012 by JCI and the Universal Harvester Incorporated (UHI) to encourage the youth to take up farming as profession amd vocation, as well as to refocus attention on the importance and viability of ageixulture and industry,

In proposing the measure, Erfe-Mejia said: "This august body's commendation for Carael Elementary School's achievement is an exemplary gesture in order to learn, to recognize, to inspire and even inculcate in the minds of the youth to be involved in more community enterprises that helped reduced poverty in the country. (PNA)



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