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CASH AID LAW TO BENEFIT 1.6-M FARMERS – VILLAR

About 1.673 million small rice farmers would benefit from President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing into law of Republic Act 11598, otherwise known as the Cash Assistance To Filipino Farmers Act, according to Senator Cynthia Villar. An elated Villar, chairperson of the Senate committee on agriculture and food, thanked Duterte for the law that would be a […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST: SEND AID TO ‘ODETTE’-HIT FARMERS

AGRI Party-list is urging the government to fast-track and prioritize aid for farmers and fisherfolk affected by Typhoon Odette. “Kung ano man ang na-preposition na seeds para sa palay at mais at mga gamot para sa poultry at livestock ay ipamigay na sa mga magsasakang sinalanta ng bagyong Odette. Gayundin ang mga relief packs para […]

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WHY IMPORT STRAWBERRIES FROM KOREA? LACSON ASKS

“Why are you killing your fellow Filipinos? Gusto nyo mawalan ng hanapbuhay ang kababayan natin sa La Trinidad (Do you want our farmers in La Trinidad to lose their livelihood)?” Senator Panfilo Lacson directed this question at the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) for allowing the “invasion” or importation of Korean strawberries […]

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AKLAN, ILOILO FARMERS GET P503-M AGRI AID – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed P503 million worth of Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) among rice farmers in the Western Visayas Region. A total of 100,667 rice farmers from the provinces of Iloilo and Aklan benefited from the said program. The Provincial Government of Iloilo received an RFFA budget of P344M, while the Aklan […]

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ZAMBO PENINSULA FARMERS, LGUS GET P1-B AID – DAR

President Rodrigo Duterte, assisted by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, handed over certificates of award, representing P1-billion worth of farm-to-market road (FMR) and agricultural projects, and financial assistance to respective local government executives and rice farmers in the Zamboanga Peninsula. The ceremony was part of the program during the joint meeting of the National and Regional […]

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SUPPORT FOR PH FARMERS TO CUT RICE IMPORTS URGED

The best way to cut rice imports is not to ask Filipinos to eat less rice but to give more support to rice farmers to improve yield, AGRI Party-list said Sunday. “The government is forced to import rice to keep up with the demand because we have not been giving adequate support for our rice […]

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DA GIVES 59,125 NUEVA ECIJA FARMERS CASH AID – DAR

A total of 59,125 rice farmers in Nueva Ecija will each receive P5,000 direct cash assistance through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) Program launched in Cabanatuan City recently. The cash aid comes from the P7.6 billion excess tariff collection from rice imports in 2019 and 2020. Through the Rice Tariffication Law […]

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IRR FOR DIRECT PURCHASE FROM FARMERS RELEASED

After Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s constant follow-ups with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the roll-out of the provision on negotiated procurement with farmers and fisherfolk have finally been released. The Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) submitted to the Senate a copy of the IRR that will allow […]

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DA GIVES P231M AID TO BATANGAS FARMERS, FISHERFOLK

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed more than P231 million worth of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, tools, machinery, and other interventions to farmers, fisherfolk, and organizations in Batangas who were affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano. The volcanic eruption mainly affected the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna wherein 12,438 hectares of CALABARZON’s agricultural […]

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INCLUDE FARMERS IN OIL PRICE SUBSIDY – PANGILINAN

Farmers and fishermen equally hurting from the incessant oil price spikes must not be left out in the distribution of government subsidy to affected transport sectors, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. At the same time, Pangilinan reiterated his call to suspend the excise tax on oil products to mitigate the impact of oil prices, which hit […]