Opening the Gate for A Brighter Future

By: ED G. YU

Director Vicente Vicmudo (center, standing) watches as Mayor Natividad Isabel Magbalon (right) and Richard Gulapo, president of the irrigators association, open the intake gate of the newly completed Matagbac Dam in Milagros, Masbate.

The new communal irrigation system worth P18 million can irrigate 200 hectares benefiting 200 farmers. Inset photo shows two boys, sons of farmers in the area as they join the NIA director and town mayor in the ceremonial gate opening symbolizing the start of a bright future for the farmer beneficiaries and their children.