Courtesy Call of Bongabong Mayor Doc Elgin Malaluan (September 21, 2022)

Author: DA-AFID | 22 September 2022

Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban welcomes Mayor Doc Elgin A. Malaluan, Municipal Mayor of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, in his office on September 21, 2022.

During the meeting, Mayor Malaluan requested updates on the proposed farm-to-market road project in their municipality under  the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rural Development Project (DA-PRDP).

According to Malaluan, almost 10,000 Mangyans living in their municipality will benefit from the FMR as it will enable them to transport their harvest to the nearby market.

Bongabong is one of the third largest municipalities in the province of Oriental Mindoro with a total land area of 49,820 hectares planted with rice, banana, and coconut. It is also considered as one of the top source of fisheries and aquaculture products in the province.

Meanwhile, DA-PRDP OIC-Deputy Director Shandy M. Hubilla assured Mayor Malaluan that the Department is working on their road network request. ### (photos by Alarico Nuestro, DA-AFID)