Company Foundation dedicated to empowering farmers launched
Thirty (30) Vegetable farmers were hailed the “Philippines Best” by Asia’s leading vegetable seed company East West Seed at an Awards Ceremony held December 12 at the Greenery in Baliuag Bulacan . The awarding of the “National Champs” capped a Four (4) month search for 30 farmer heroes who have achieved success, shown innovativeness in adapting improved technologies, contributed significantly to their community’s development and improved consumer welfare with the help of East West Seed varieties. Each winners received cash prizes, vegetable seeds, plaques of recognition and travel packages.
The National Champs celebrated as 30 farmer heroes were Onofre Tudayan, Jose Madriaga, Ernesto Pascual Gabby Retuva, Heherson Pagulayan, William Banay, Warlito Dacumos, Ricardo Ronquillo, Reynaldo Hilario, Maria Concepcion Arcego, Danilo Mateo, Cresencia Tuiza, Isidro Dellova, Nestor Kalaw, Joselito Tibayan, Marlon Medes, Bartolome De Mateo, Noel Zabala, Efren Saniel, Germilito Atwil Sr., Lyndon Presillas, Roy De Asis, Edwin Sabanpan, Virgie Llido, Bonifacio Montilla, Vicente Gualberto , Jose Lorenzo, Victoria Motril, Jaime Angeles Tecson and Ronaldo Trinidad.
And it so happened that December 12 also marked the Company’s 30th Anniversary and the launch of the East-West Seed Foundation, dedicated to the development of the vegetable industry. “We could not think of a more meaningful way of celebrating our 30th Anniversary than to pay tribute to the success of Filipino vegetable farmers. Its high time to recognized their Enterpreneural spirit and hard work, which have uplifted farming communities and provided better lives for their families,” said Dr Mary Anne Sayoc , General Manager of East West Philippines.
Hundreds of their Kababayan’s and families as well from Luzon to Mindanao joined them and somehow delegate their time to congratulate them in their high and noble achievement, Having been in the minimum wage earner in the society who are former bus and public utility drivers, housewives, Overseas workers ect. Who managed to step and do something that will make their lives improved , their children to finish their studies , and even owned a bigger land for their further enhancements and growth of their farms.
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