Barangay Matimbubong in San Ildefonso town bags Best Gulayan Award of PGB


External Affairs Division PPAO

CITY OF MALOLOS – Barangay Matimbubong in San Ildefonso, Bulacan achieved success by winning the Best Gulayan Award during the Provincial Search for Best Gulayan sa Barangay 2023 spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Agriculture Office.

The award was presented during the Monday Flag Ceremony at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here where Matimbubong Barangay Captain Rosalinda A. Manzon received a certificate of recognition and P40,000 cash prize.

Other winners of the provincial search include Kaypian, City of San Jose Del Monte in second place with a cash prize of P25,000; Dampol, Plaridel in third place with a P15,000; Sta. Rosa, Marilao in fourth place with P5,000; and Tibagan, Bustos in fifth place also with P5,000 cash prize.

Provincial Agriculturist Ma. Gloria SF. Carrillo said the winners were selected based on the following criteria – land area, garden presentation, natural inputs produced, creativity, number of households served, and record-keeping.

Governor Daniel R. Fernando stressed the importance of such cultivation efforts, noting that it plays a crucial role in supporting the livelihoods of communities. He also hopes for continued growth and more attention to vegetable gardens in Bulacan.

“Nawa ay pagbutihin pa lalo at pagtuunan pa ng pansin ang pagpapalago ng ating mga gulayan sa Bulacan sapagkat malaking tulong ito sa pang-araw araw na kabuhayan sa mga komunidad at maging sa pagsusulong ng food security sa bansa,” Fernando said.

Meanwhile, Barangay Matimbubong represented the province in the Regional Search for Best in Gulayan sa Barangay 2023 and won second place as well as the Facebook Favorite Vegetable Garden in the Barangay award. Gulayan sa Barangay Program is part of the Department of Agriculture’s High Value Crops Development Program that aims to promote vegetable planting to ensure a sustainable and safe vegetable supply in the communities.

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