May 18, 2021 - Cabinet Secretary Karlo Alexei B. Nograles made his way to meet-and-greet with NIA Region XII family in South Cotabato IMO, Koronadal City.
Before proceeding to the Regional Pre-Sona Series of President Duterte's "Pamana ng Pagbabago", Cabinet Secretary Nograles visited NIA-South Cotabato Irrigation Management Office to personally hand over the boxes of facemasks, face shields, and virgin coconut oil for NIA XII employees.
He was welcomed by the NIA XII Top Officials and employees headed by Acting EOD Division Manager Teresita R. Pieldad, Acting AFD Division Manager Angelita B. Barcelona together with SCIMO Division Manager Ma. Luz B. Laud, CIMO Acting Division Manager Doroteo A. Canja, MIMO Acting Division Manager Khomeini G. Oyod, and SKIMO-OIC Gina L. Lozano.
Being the Chairman of the government's Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger and Chairman of the Board of NIA, he urged NIA XII to continue helping and providing assistance to farmers through direct market linkages with other National Agencies under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Program. This program aims to achieve the government's goal of addressing hunger and poverty as well as helping the farmers to market their products.
"Feeding our people as well as feeding our farmers", CabSec Nograles said.
NIA Region XII always remains committed to its vision of improving the lives of our Filipino farmers and promotes sustainable agriculture in this side of the country.