DA-APCO visits checkpoints in Cavite to disseminate info on continuous delivery of agri & fishery products
CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, March 30 (PIA) –The Agricultural Program Coordinating Office (APCO) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IV-CALABARZON in Cavite visited checkpoints around Cavite province March 26 to intensify information dissemination on important Memo Circulars issued by the DA and advisories from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“We gave copies of DA Memorandum Circular Numbers 7 and 9 and DILG Advisory to checkpoint personnel and explained to them carefully the provisions of the memo circular,” Eda Dimapilis of DA-APCO said.
DA issued Memo Circulars Nos. 7 & 9 to make sure that deliveries of both agricultural and fishery products continue to ensure that every Filipino household in Luzon and high dense metropolitan areas will have access to safe and affordable food while under enhanced community quarantine to arrest futher spread of COVID-19 in the country.
On the other hand, the DILG issued an advisory for the continuous movement of agricultural and fishery products in response to some reports that small farmers and fisherfolk were not allowed to pass thru checkpoints thus restricting their movements in delivering agricultural products and/or inputs or farming/fishing activity.
Dimapilis, said most of the personnel in the checkpoints they visited are not yet informed of the Memo Circulars and the advisory.
“That is why we will continue making rounds to ensure said issuances are properly disseminated down to the checkpoints, especially in the barangay level,” Dimapilis added. (CPGonzaga, PIA-4A with report from DA-Calabarzon)
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