The City Agriculture Office headed by Engineer Enrique Layola awarded the Winners of Plants vs Covid Urban Gardening Contest last Friday, January 15, 2021.

The said contest was divided into three (3) categories with corresponding cash prizes.

For Barangay Category: 1st Prize (P 25,000.00)- Barangay Calendola 2nd Prize (P 10, 000.00)- Barangay Chrysanthemum

For Organization/ Association Category: 1st Prize (P 25,000.00)- Senior Citizen Bagong Anyo Langgam Chapter 2nd Prize (P 10,000.00)- Rosario Complex HOA & Senior 3rd Prize (P 5,000.00)- Pacita 2 Elementary School GPTA

For Households Category: 1st Prize (P 10,000.00)- Wenceslao Mission of Barangay Rosario 2nd Prize (P 7,000.00)- Katherine Gajudo of Barangay Fatima 3rd Prize (P 3,000.00)- Emilyn Amores of San Vicente

Special Award was also given to Aktibong Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Manggahan ng Langgam Neighborhood which received P 5, 000.00.

Sets of garden tools sponsored by the Department of Agriculture Regional Office and vegetable seedlings were given to all participants as consolation prizes.

The aim of this program is to promote planting and gardening at home even on a small land area and to use recycled materials as pots to minimize our plastic waste.

The event was attended by City Administrator Engr. Filimon Sibulo and City Councilors Aaron Cataquiz, Raffy Campos, Bernadeth Olivares and Co- Chair Committee on Agriculture Bobot Berroya, Rotary Club of San Pedro South President Professor Guia Lopez de Leon, Bureau of Plant Industry Asst. Dir. Gerald Glenn Panganiban, Provincial Agriculturist Mr. Marlon Tobias and Regional Seed Coordinator Ms. Ma. Annie Bucu. This was hosted by City Tourism, Culture and Arts Office OIC Mr. John Filemon Manzano Jr.