Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Senate commends mayor for agri feats

MANILA-The Senate today adopted a resolution commending Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Nacianceno “Jun” Mejos Pacalioga Jr. for winning the 2012 One World Award last September in Legau, Germany.

Senator Cynthia Villar, author of Resolution 807, said Pacalioga was awarded the 2012 One World Award for promoting organic agriculture and sustainable rural development in his hometown of  Dumingag  in Zamboanga del Sur.

One World is a biennial honor that recognizes outstanding people and their projects that serve as examples of globalization and show strong commitment towards a sustainable future.

Villar, chair of the Senate Committee of Agriculture and Food, said Republic Act 10068, otherwise known as the "Organic Agriculture Act of 2010," recognizes best practices in organic agriculture which showcase organic farming technologies and techniques which will seek to set benchmarks for local farmers.

“Mayor Jun bested finalists from around the world for his "outstanding work
(that) is unique in its complexity, targeting agriculture, rural development, forestry and resources management,” Villar said.

“His achievement in his hometown puts Dumingag in the global map as a framework of socially and ecologically sustainable development which can be emulated not only by the country but by communities throughout the world,” she added.

Villar said Pacalioga deserves to be commended and emulated for his dedication and hard work.

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