DSB RICE FARMERS RECEIVE P3.7M FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Governor Bong Lacson led the distribution of rice assistance worth a total of P3,720,000 to 744 farmers of the Municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto, today.
It is a direct cash transfer to qualified rice farmers, primarily as compensation for their projected income loss due to the drop of palay price.
The distribution was held at the Don Salvador Municipal Gym, in the presence of Mayor Lawrence Marxlen Dela Cruz, Negros Occ. Provincial Agriculturist Dr. Edmund Causing, Asst. Agriculturist, Dr. Dina Genzola, DSB Municipal Agriculturist, Mark Lloyd Magallona, Ester Ruth Torreverde of DA – Region VI, and Valerie Joy Dichoso of Universal Strorefront Services Corp. (USSC).
The assistance is under the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA), wherein rice farmers tilling two hectares or less will receive P5,000 in unconditional cash assistance.
The program sources its fund from the rice tariffs collected annually in excess of the P10 Billion allocated for the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) of the Dept. of Agriculture.