PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Mar. 28 (PIA) — The Malalong Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Bgy. Pulot Center in the municipality of Sofronio Española received a multi-million peso worth of 10-wheeler dump truck last March 20.
According to Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Information Fideleo De Guzman, the Malalong Multi-Purpose Cooperative is one of the DAR assisted-cooperatives in the province of Palawan.
After the turnover ceremony on March 10, the said cooperative will officially become the owner and operator of the Php5.7-Million worth JAC Gallop 10-wheeler dumptruck which is temporarily kept at the parking space of the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum where the DAR is having its provincial office.
The 18-tonner heavy duty truck was purchased by the Department of Budget and Management-Procurement Service (DBM-PS) following the request of the DAR to provide the Malalong MPC with common service facilities (CSFs) to be used in its Oil Palm Production and Hauling Services Project.
The hauling services project is expected not only to generate additional income but also to ensure timely delivery of Oil palm produce of the cooperative farmer-members. The cooperative is having a total of 253 members of which 249 are agrarian reform beneficiaries engaged in Oil palm industry.
Cooperatives having a good track record like the Malalong MPC was earlier identified by DAR as the lead Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organization (ARBO) in a municipality where it operates is entitled to receive the package of grant assistance under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic support Services (ARCCESS). (FDG/OCJ/PIA4B/Palawan)