Interior Secretary Mar A. Roxas was surprised to note how vast the plantation of mungbean (“munggo/balatong”) is in the municipality of San Mateo which certainly worth earning its title being the Munggo Capital of the Philippines (As per Department of Agriculture A.O. No. 23, Series of 2011) during his visit as Festival guest of honor on May 11, 2014.


by Ceasar M. Perante
June 14, 2014

MINI HYDROPOWER PLANT –Inset, NIA-MARIIS Operations Manager Mariano Dancel (left) issues directives to MARIIS Division II Manager Pedro Dalawampu during a recent inspection on a Mini-Hydro Power Plant at Barangay Villafuerte, San Mateo, Isabela with Resident Engineer Katsuo Narita (right) of Tokyo Electric Power Services Company. (Ceasar M. Perante)

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