Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala announced September 16, the results of the Gawad Saka 2013 Outstanding Achievers in Agriculture and Fisheries. This annual activity seeks to recognize the contributions of farmers, fisher folks, entrepreneurs, processors, organizations, researchers and other players in agriculture and fisheries development.
Special Order Number 613 signed by Secretary Alcala showed 23 winners from the 17 regions of the country who were screened during the search, starting at the municipal, provincial, regional, and culminating in the national competition.
Of the 23 awards, two were won by Cordillerans. These are “Outstanding Rural Improvement Club,” won by the Maggoc RIC, Supang Sabangan, Mountain Province; and, “Outstanding City/Municipal Agricultural and Fishery Council (MAFC/CAFC)” going to the La Trinidad MAFC, La Trinidad, Benguet.