PALAWAN--Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Administrator Billy Andal is set to help the provincial government of Palawan to become “the coconut seed farm capital of the Philippines”. 

During the courtesy visit of administrator Andal to Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, the latter sought the support of the administrator to help him turn his town into coconut seed farm capital of the country. 

Courtesy visit to Gov. Jose Chavez Alvarez  ,Province of Palawan (R-L) Gov. Jose Chavez  seek the support of PCA Administrator Billy Andal together with PCA Regional Manager III Marvi V. Marasigan to have Palawan as the First Coco Seedlings of the Philippines

The administrator said that his office is more than willing to help the governor and his town to fulfill their goal. 

“I am more than happy of the result of my courtesy visit to governor Alvarez. It is our job at the PCA to help everyone who wants to help us boost our coconut industry,” said administrator Andal. 

PCA provincial government is planning to put up 130 hectares’ seed farm in Batarasa, Palawan. Andal also added that Kalayaan Island will be part of the expansion area with 2000 coconut seedlings to be planted this March. Alvarez said that they will get the best variety of seedlings from Bugsuk Island in this town. 

“We are all excited and very positive towards this project. We are optimistic that this will surely boost the coconut industry as one of the major industries that support the national economy,” stressed Andal. 

This will be a joint project of the local government of Palawan and PCA regional office. Governor Alvarez will provide the planting area while the PCA will give the coconut seedlings and any other support it can give.



March 06, 2017