Philipinnes: Residents back Basilan 'hydrophonic' agri venture

Residents of Basilan assured Saturday to support their provincial government's 'hydrophonic' farming venture meant to boost agricultural productivity in the island province.

Basilan Gov. Jim Salliman said he appreciates their gesture to him, which is essential for his effort in hyping the productivity of constituents via hydroponic farming technology, which is adaptable in their province.

Salliman was reelected to a third and last term during the May 9 local elections. Mayors in the province told reporters Saturday they will support their provincial government's hydroponic vegetable farming project. "Once we learn from the experiment, we can also do it in our respective turfs," the now outgoing Lamitan City Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay said.

Furigay, who won last month's mayoral race in Lamitan City, is also an advocate of modern farming techniques. He said he shall encourage all barangay officials in Lamitan City to study the hydrophobic vegetable farming program of the Salliman administration for possible replication in their villages.

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