A total of P5.8 million worth of Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF – RFFA) were distributed to 1,165 farmer-beneficiaries in the Municipality of La Castellana, over the weekend.
Governor Bong Lacson, 5th District Rep. Dino Yulo, Board Member Rita Gatuslao, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor – Mangilimutan, and Dina Genzola of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist led the ceremonial distribution of assistance held at La Castellana Public Plaza.
The RCEF – RFFA of the Dept. of Agriculture aims to provide cash assistance to smallholder rice farmers tilling rice lands of two hectares and below, and provide temporary relief to eligible farmers throughout the implementation years of the Rice Tariffication Law.
It is a direct and unconditional cash assistance in the form of cash cards amounting to P5,000 to each eligible farmer-beneficiary.*#AbanseNegrense