The farmer-beneficiaries are required to present empty sacks of their purchased fertilizer from a DA- accredited store, official receipt of purchase, empty sack of rice seeds, Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture stub and, valid ID in order to avail themselves of the free farm inputs from the Municipal Agricultural Office. “During this time of pandemic, farmers are very important because you are the ones who are feeding us” says Capiz Gov. Esteban Contreras on June 26. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-WESTERN VISAYAS “In other region, the farmer-beneficiaries (are) selling (the) fertilizer they received from the national government,” DA-6 executive director Remelyn Recoter said during the ceremonial turn-over. The RRP’s inputs subsidy is under DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program), or also known as the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat Kontra COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) which aims to boost the local rice production amid the pandemic. ILOILO City – Rice farmers in Jamindan, Capiz received seeds and fertilizers support under the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).A total of 8,346 bags of urea fertilizers, certified inbred seeds for 1,481 hectares and hybrid seeds for 50 hectares were turned-over to the local government unit of Jamindan town on June 26, the DA in Region 6 said. “During this time of pandemic, farmers are very important because you are the ones who are feeding us,” Gov. Esteban Contreras said to the farmers of Jamindan during the event. (With a report from PIA/PN)
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: After a long gap ISL is back to Guwahati. NorthEast United FC will host Kerala Blasters in their home match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium today. The match will kick off at 7-30 in the evening.Mathematically, NorthEast United FC can still make it to the Hero Indian Super League play-offs but will need to do too much in the remaining games.NorthEast United have 11 points from 13 games and are ninth on the table. They can still make it to the top four, if they win all their remaining five matches. But for a side which has won just two of the games so far, winning five in a row could be a difficult ask. That may still not be enough as they will need teams above them to drop too many points.Last year’s semifinalists NorthEast have been pegged back by the premature exit of Ghanaian star Asamoah Gyan from the competition due to an injury. The blow was so deadly that since Gyan’s exit, they haven’t scored a single goal in their last four matches.Talking to the media person at the pre match press conference NorthEast coach Robert Jarni said, “We had a lot of problems with strikers. We did not have a second striker. Maximilian (Barreiro) left. After that Asamoah had to leave due to serious injury and also Pana (Panagiotis Triadis). In those four games in a row, we played really well but couldn’t score.”Jarni might have been tempted to think what might have been had last year’s top-scorer Bartholomew Ogbeche continued with them. The Nigerian striker helped the Highlanders make it to their first-ever play-offs last season but parted ways in the summer to join Kerala Blasters along with Dutch coach Eelco Schattorie.Also Read: ISL: Battle of hope as Kerala Blasters FC host Chennaiyin FCAlso Watch: Woman set on fire by in-laws in Katigara under Cachar, Rescued after one month
..Shawn Steele lashes in helmet-trick for JaguarsTHE Linden/Soesdyke Highway based clubs, Kuru Kururu Warriors and Circuit Ville Jaguars recorded contrasting wins to bring the curtains down on the first round of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Intra Association Under-17 League, East Bank leg at the Grove Playfield on Saturday afternoon.The Warriors got full points without breaking a sweat as their opponent,Agricola Red Triangle, failed to show up.Warriors ended the first round in second position,ahead of Circuit Ville Jaguars,with a better goal difference of +15 to the Jaguars’ +10.Competing in their first season as an EBFA affiliate, Circuit Ville Jaguars have sounded a warning to all and sundry that they are here to compete. They ended the first round with their biggest margin of victory to date, demolishing Diamond United, 6-0.Leading the rampant Jaguars was Shawn Steele who lashed in a helmet-trick, netting in the 11th, 20th, 30th and 44th minute. Complimenting Steele’s efforts were Tyron David who scored in the 40th minute and Isaiah Dodson in the 68th minute.The teams will enjoy a much needed break before resuming rivalry in January as they aim for the overall championship crown and bragging rights as the best U-17 side on the East Bank.