MAHINOG, Camiguin (PIA)--The Department of Agriculture (DA)-10) conducted its second leg of distribution of cash subsidy under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) program in Mahinog, Camiguin, December 7.
In partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and the Universal Storefront Services, Corp., a total of 208 qualified rice farmers with landholdings of two hectares and below, in Mahinog town received P5,000 each through DA's RFFA program totaling P1.04 million.
Mahinog town bears the biggest rice farm areas in said province with 281 hectares.
Nestor T. Tabamo, president of the Mahinog Irrigation Service Association, said the cash assistance will help him and his fellow farmers, especially for the payment of their hired workers and rentals of their farm machinery.
Camiguin Provincial Operations Center Chief of DA-10, Chona H. Nacalaban led the distribution of the said cash subsidy and the Interventions Monitoring Card (IMC) that will serve as their identification card and a cash card for farmers’ access to possible future government interventions.
The DA-10 through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado has scheduled the distribution of RCEF-RFFA to the farmers in other provinces of the region. (DA-10/PIA-10/Camiguin)