Magalang farmer hailed in ‘Aldo ning Ortelanu’

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014


A FARMER from Magalang town was one of 28 Kapampangan farmers who were honored by the provincial government recently for their important contributions to the agriculture sector and in particular, for boosting food security, during the “Aldo ning Ortelanu” or Farmers’ Day which is a highlight of the ongoing 443rd Pampanga Day celebrations themed “ K u l t u r a n g Kapampangan Ya Ing Dalan Ning Kaunlaran.”

Raymundo B. Sarmiento, the father-in-law of Magalang Municipal Agricultural and Fisheries Council (MAFC) Chairman Roger Santos who, like
the other outstanding farmers, were honored for their commitment to improve local farming which led them to achieve success in life and raising decent families with now professional children.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa parangal na ito at kami na mga magsasaka ay binigyang pansin at tulong ng ating pamahalaan upang lalo pang magsikap at paunlarin ang pagsasaka sa Pampanga,” Sarmiento said.

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Sarmiento, born on January 23, 1940, started farming very early in his youth, and got married in 1962 to Alma M. Quiambao. He was able to finish high school and became an overseas Filipino worker from 1984 to 1987.

Sarmiento’s pride as a successful farmer can be gleaned from his children who are all professionals.

Miriam is a college graduate; Angelina a graduate of Education; Abel an Agricultural Engineer; Mildred a college graduate also; Irene a computer programmer; Joey Francis a Certified Public Accountant and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Holy Angel University; and Raymond an Agricultural Engineer.

Governor Lilia Pineda, in honoring Sarmiento and the other farmers, said meanwhile, “Ang provincial government ay patuloy na aantabay sa inyong
pangangailangan lalo na sa kalusugan ninyo at ng inyong mga pamilya dahil kayo ang tunay na bayani ng Pampanga!” (Roger Santos)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on December 17, 2014.

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