City to ink pact with DA-RFO-10 for farm machines

THE 19th City Council during its regular session yesterday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance authorizing Mayor Oscar S. Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of

Agriculture-Regional Field Office No. 10 covering the grant of two units Mechanical Corn Shellers and one unit Pump and Engine with accessories.

The undertaking is pursuant to the mandate of DA RFO 10 to promote agricultural development through a bottom-up self-reliant farming systems approach that will emphasize equity, productivity, and sustainability in the use of agricultural resources to ensure increased farm productivity as well as farmers’ income.

The city is among the stakeholders of the agriculture industry and is most in need of the project/intervention, The Gavel learned.

Under the MOA, the DA RFO 10 shall evaluate and validate the proposed project and conduct the procurement activities in accordance with RA 9184 (Government Procurement Law).

It shall turn over the project to the city on a grant scheme and monitor the activities of the beneficiary including the operation and maintenance of the project, among others.

For its part, the city shall submit to DA ROF 10 its letter of intent (LOI), the list of recipients and other documentary requirements.

It shall be responsible and accountable for the security of the project while not yet turned over to the recipients.

The city shall orient the recipients in the operation, maintenance, and implementation of guidelines, and supervise the project in accordance with its intended use, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on agriculture and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Jay R. Pascual and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively