PCA distributes 30,000 coco seednuts to rebel returnees, IPs in South Cotabato
THE Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has distributed recently 30,000 coco seednuts to rebel returnees and indigenous peoples in South Cotabato as part of its massive Coconut Seed Dispersal Program (CDSP) in Mindanao.
The 101st Moro National Liberation Front Brigade and the Ubo Tribal Group likewise received 15,000 seednuts each for their planting projects in their respective ancestral domains in Lake Sebu and adjacent municipalities.
The seednuts were of premium, early-bearing hybrid varieties provided by the PCA’s National Coconut Seednut Production Center (NCSPC) in Aroman, North Cotabato.
In a turnover ceremony held in Brgy. Luhib, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, PCA Administrator Euclides Forbes thanked the MNLF brigade members and Ubo tribes for partnering with PCA in the opening up of new lands to coconut production.
He assured them of PCA’s full support in developing a vibrant coconut based industry in their locality to provide them additional livelihood and economic activities.
The MNLF brigade members and Ubo tribal members thanked the PCA for the project they considered as one of the biggest so far which initially covers 300 hectares of new coconut farm lands and many more in the future.