Part of the Main event of National Farmers and Fisherfolks Month held at Bureau of Soil and Water Management last May 15, 2023 is the much-awaited recognition of the outstanding contributors to the agricultural sectors of the Philippines.

This year, the High Value Crops Development Program distinguished Farmers are:

Fruit Category:

Mr. Enrico T. Batungbacal

Mango Stakeholders Association

Central Luzon Region

Vegetable Category:

Mr. Basilio P. Ngaseo

Manpat-A Farmers Association

Cordillera Administrative Region

Industrial Crop Category:

Mr. Dick A. Evasco Jr.

Atok Arabica Coffee Growers Marketing Cooperative

Cordillera Administrative Region

The recognition was spearheaded by Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban, Usec. Agnes Miranda, Undersecretary for Administration and Finance, Asec. Jane Bacayo, Assistant Secretary for Administration, Asec. Rex Estoperez, Assistant Secretray and Chief-of -Staff, Dir. Gerald Glenn F. Panganiban, Director for High Value Crops Development Program, and Director U-Nichols Manalo, OIC- Director Field Operations Service.