Hipos Baseyo Program kicks off in Hilongos, Leyte

Written by : Claudette Mae C. Terciño |  Published: 13 December 2022




HILONGOS, LEYTE | December 9, 2022 – The Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA) Regional Field Unit VIII conducted the Hipos Baseyo Program on Dec. 1, 2022, at the Municipal Gym in Hilongos, Leyte.


This program aimed to collect empty pesticide bottles from the farmers and inform them of the proper procedure for using agricultural pesticides to avoid the inherent risk to health and the environment.


Municipal Environment & Natural Resources Officer Neil Melvin Flordelis and Municipal Agriculturist Elma Oja welcomed and introduced the participants. At the same time, Mr. Jaypee O. Ollave, the President of the Eastern Visayas AgroChemical Association (EVACA), provided an overview of the program.


In addition, FPA Provincial Officer (PO) Eric Castanas discussed the proper handling and disposal of empty containers of agricultural pesticides while Regional Officer (RO) Francis Costas gave updates on FPA’s activities in the area as well as the closing message.


The activity drew 101 participants from the agricultural committee, farmer leaders, and association members. This was made possible by the FPA RFU 8 team headed by RO Costas, the Eastern Visayas AgroChemical Association (EVACA), and the LGU Hilongos, Leyte.


Hilongos, Leyte, was the chosen pilot area for this program because it is one of the rice granary areas in the province. ###



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