The event kicked off in barangay Victoria in the morning and in barangay Clarin Settlement later in the afternoon. Guests from SEARCA headed by Mr. Orlen Aguillon-SEARCA Prov'l Manager, Oroquieta City Mayor's Office staff represented by Executive Assistant 111 Mr. Claro Enerio, Prov'l and City Agriculture Officers and staff, Farmers Associations and Cooperatives, Barangay Captains Hon. Jaime Mallari of Victoria and Hon. Jolly Gumolon of Clarin Settlement and barangay residents attended the daylong twin celebrations.
In his inaugural message City Mayor representative Mr. Enerio stressed that "agriculture and rural development is the basic instrument for poverty reduction and food security." He exhorted barangay residents through their barangay officials, people's organizations to collaborate with SEARCA - and the local agriculture office to become a beneficiary of this program.
Presently there are 30 assisted household beneficiaries in Barangay Victoria and 30 household beneficiaries in Barangay Clarin Settlement. Different varieties of cash crops and vegetables are produced under the program. ( OCM-MISO )