Mark pursues agricultural development
By Virgilio Sar. Maganes
STA. BARBARA- True to his advocacy in looking into the welfare of farmers and to develop the agricultural sector, 2016 gubernatorial aspirant Mark Cojuangco conducted farmers’ consultations and farm visits in various towns of Pangasinan, the latest was in this town recently.
He said the shortest way to economic progress is to help and develop the agricultural industry, focusing on the needs of farmers.
“If a farmer will increase his income, all other sectors will be benefited. Stores will thrive, owners will increase the helpers’ wages and the idle youth could continue their studies in college,” he said.
He further said the infrastructure programs like improving farm to market roads, solving the perennial flooding, lowering power rates and enticing foreign investors are long term programs.
” We will be counting years in implementing long term programs, but to help the farmers on their immediate needs to improve their farms will only take shorter periods,” Cojuangco said.
He said, however, that the long term projects should not take a back seat but will be implemented along with the shorter development programs to support the future needs of the population like producing job opportunities, developing the communication system especially Internet and improving tourism infrastructure like roads leading to tourism sites and other facilities.
Meanwhile, the Medikalinga sa Pangasinan- a free surgical mission program spearheaded by Cojuangco and his vice gubernatorial running mate in 2016 elections Mark Roy Macanlalay is continuously being conducted in the various towns and cities of the province.
The program offers free surgeries involving minor, medium and medium cases of tumors, cysts, myoma, glitters, hernias, etc.
Patients should be accompanied by Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and will undergo pre-screening by medical doctors before they will undergo the surgical operations.
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