MARIIS and LGU-Luna Lead Successful Padanum Harvest Festival

Luna, Isabela – More than a thousand rice farmers in the Magat River Integrated Irrigation System gathered here on March 11, 2015 for the Padanum Harvest Festival 2015 organized by MARIIS and the municipal government of Luna.

National Food Authority OIC Regional Director for Region 02 Mario M. Gonzales, Luna Vice-Mayor Andy Domingo, and MARIIS Acting Operations Manager Wilfredo C. Gloria together with the MARIIS division managers led the ceremonial harvest at Junction Irrigators Association in Dadap, Luna, Isabela.

Isabela Governor Faustino “Bojie” G. Dy III, Luna Mayor Jaime N. Atayde, MARIIS Acting OM Wilfredo C. Gloria, and MARIIS-Division IV Manager Jose G. Soliven lauded the farmers for their industry and perseverance and their significant contribution towards achieving rice self-sufficiency in the Philippines.