Koronadal City, South Cotabato – Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. announced his primary plans on the integration of education and agriculture in South Cotabato under his leadership.
The first-time governor declared that agricultural equipment and machineries will be provided to every local government unit (LGU) in the province in order to assist the farmers in their livelihood, and for their children to choose a professional career and begin with a new direction as they grow up.
According to Tamayo, one of his goals is to provide free but quality education to every child in the province, from grade school to college, and even if they pursue a post-graduate course.
“Ilang buwan mula ngayon, darating na yung mga equipment para sa ating mga planters at harvesters. Ang Department of Agriculture (DA) at Provincial Government of South Cotabato (PGSC) ay nag-usap at nagkasundo na maglalagay tayo ng Provincial Agricultural Motorpool,” the governor said.
“Kapag schedule ng taniman sa isang LGU, ipapagamit natin nang libre ang fuel at equipment at may kasama nang operator. Yan yung rason at purpose kung bakit pinipilit natin na gawing libre ang edukasyon sa Probinsya ng South Cotabato. Dahil darating yung panahon na equipment nalang ang tatakbo sa mga farms natin,” he added.
He finally stated, “bibigyan natin ng mas mataas na produksyon at income ang ating mga farmers, habang ang mga anak nila ay nakapag-aral, kaya mayroon na silang ibang direksyon sa buhay.”
This was his message to the teachers, principals, child development teachers, school utility workers, security guards, and other staff of Tantangan Central Elementary School, during the Provincial School Board (PSB) Contract Signing on July 23, 2020.