Governor Jerry Dalipog congratulated the winners of the search for Ifugao’s Best Performing Rural Based Organizations during the awarding ceremony of the 1st Provincial Rural Based Organizations Recognition and Achievement with a theme “strengthening/Revitalizing Stakeholders Pivotal Role as Partners Towards Agricultural Development Amidst the New Normal at the Capitol Plaza, Lagawe, Ifugao on October 28, 2021.
The Grand winner is Fruitful Farmers Association (Hingyon) received cash incentives of Php 50,000, followed by Ballukuk Farmers Association (Asipulo) with 45,000.00; followed by Umpugong Farmers Movement Association (Tinoc) with 40,000.00; Hidden Valley Rural Improvement Club (Lamut) with 35,000.00; and Bumalittiyon Farmers Association (Hungduan) with 30,000.00.
Cash incentives were also awarded to the municipal winners which includes OLCAMM Irrigators Association (Aguinaldo), Pula Farmers Association (Asipulo), Namillangan Lateral Irrigators Association (Alfonso Lista), Tukbuban Farmers Association (Banaue), Mamaddiki Rural Livelihood Association (Hingyon), Agayap Agricultural Livelihood Organization (Hungduan), Bullago Farmers Association (Kiangan), Abinuan Farmers Association (Lagawe), St. John Organic Farm Families (Lamut), and Gumhang Agricultural Livelihood Association (Tinoc).
Consolation Prizes were also awarded Maanichar Farmers Association and Potagon-Haitan-Chutic Farmers Association (Aguinaldo), Nagtipunan Fisher Folks Women’s Association (Alfonso Lista), Balawis Rice Terraces Farmers Organization and Italiana Farmers Organization (Banaue), Ba-ang Rural Improvement Club (Hungduan), Gulwago United Farmers Association and Pindongan Rural Improvement Club (Kiangan, Jucbong Farmers Association and Tupaya Women Rural Improvement Club (Lagawe), and Lamut Riverside Farmers Association (Lamut).
For Special Awards and Citations, Most Impressive RBO goes to Ballucok Farmers Association (Asipulo), Most Supportive Barangay Councils were received by Brgy. Liwon (Asipulo) headed by Hon. Gualberto Tayaban, Brgy. O-ong (Hingyon) headed by Hon. David Binwag, Brgy. Abinuan (Lagawe) headed by Hon. Bernardo Dinamling, Brgy. Hucbong (Lagawe) headed by Hon. Domingo Hinamla, Brgy Gumhang (Tinoc) heade by Hon. Andres Jose, Brgy. Impugong (Tinoc) headed by July B. Macario.
Most supportive MLGU was awarded to the Municipality of Aguinaldo headed by Hon. Gaspar Chilagan and the Most Supportive Municipal Agriculturists Office were awarded to Aguinaldo headed by Mr. Robert Changwayan, Lamut headed by Engr. Michael Tegui-in, Hingyon headed by Ms. Martha Urbano.