Mayor Romualdez strengthens food security and livelihood programs in Tacloban
“Gulayamanan sa Tacloban” has produced fifty (50) graduates of the 12-week VeggiEskwela Training Program in a graduation ceremony held at Coreville, Barangay 106, Sto. Niño, Tacloban North, yesterday, July 27, 2021.
In support to Mayor Alfred Romualdez’ dream to bring the “Green Revolution” back to Tacloban City, the City Agriculturist Office thru its department head, Dr. Alfredo “Boy” Camposano conceptualized “Gulayamanan sa Tacloban,” a program financed by Pilipinas Shell Foundation, assisted by the East West Seed Foundation and Tacloban City Business Club.
Said program is about to benefit fifty (50) families from GMA Village, Aeroville, Coreville, and PICE North Resettlement Sites who will each be lent by the City Government with 200 square-meter farm lot from where they could produce high value vegetables, nurture them, and eventually earn from them.
As Mayor Romualdez empowers food security and livelihood programs in the city, this massive high value vegetable production is envisioned not only to improve the lives of these 50 beneficiary families but to promote and strengthen food security in Tacloban City.
Meanwhile, along with the Local Chief Executive, Councilor Aimee Grafil, Program Director- Shell Pilipinas Mr. Timothy James Laurel, City Agriculturist Dr. Alfredo Camposano, City Hall North Extention Head Ruth Ramirez, Brgy. 106 Chairman Gregorio Malate Jr., and Hiraya Foundation President Raymund Romualdez were there to witness the event.