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Nelly Ylanan, head of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division, said DA-12 Regional Executive Director Amalia Jayag-Datukan and North Cotabato Gov. . Emmylou “Lala” Mendoza has signed a memorandum of agreement for the donation intended for the improvement of the Central Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (CEMIARC) in Amas, Kidapawan City and its satellite station in Barangay Balindog in the same city. “This is called a harmonious tandem to push for agricultural development in the province of North Cotabato -- the local and national government partner-

ing with each other to catalyse improvement of the farming sector,” Ylanan said. Gov. Mendoza’s initiative would help augment the needed facility of the soils laboratory of CEMIARC. From the donated amount P3.4 million is allotted for the soils laboratory. The remaining P1 million will be given to CEMIARC’s tissue culture laboratory in Barangay Balindog. The only condition that the provincial government asks from DA is a three-year exemption from paying laboratory service fees, Ylanan added. CEMIARC, being the research center collects, preserves and dis-

tributes genetically superior seeds and plant materials. The station also conducts on-station and on-farm applied research and technology transfer of matured and appropriate and sitespecific technologies. Director Datukan appreciated the move of Gov. Mendoza, who she describes as a lady chief executive who wants public service to be always available for the farmer-clients and agri-related key players of the region. With the local and national government working together, development growth in the countryside could be made faster, Ylanan said. (PIA 12/RAFIDDA12)

Hataman assures equitable representation in ARMM cabinet posts by Perlita Changco COTABATO CITY - While rigorous screening and interviews of prospective candidates and job applicants to vacant cabinet positions continues in the autonomous region, OIC-regional governor Mujiv Hataman assured equitable representation to man the bureaucracy. 16

ONE MINDANAO Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Mindanao - January 22, 2012  

An Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - January 22, 2012  

An Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao

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