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Awarding of DA Assistance to Farmers and Fishers Affected by Super Typhoon “Rolly” (Nov. 4, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 November 2020

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar announced that the Department, through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has allotted P592,432,000 as an indemnification fund for 32,761 Bicol farmers, whose insured crops were damaged by super typhoon “Rolly”.

The DA chief made the announcement during a simple program in Polangui, Albay on November 4, 2020, where he led the distribution of P90-million worth of various assistance to affected farmers and fishers. Albay is one of the hard-hit provinces in Bicol, where Super Typhoon “Rolly” wrought considerable damage.

The assistance included seeds of hybrid rice, corn and assorted vegetables, urea fertilizer, farm implements, and fishing gears and paraphernalia.

During the visit, Secretary Dar met with Albay Governor Al Francis Bicharra, Albay Representative Fernando Cabredo, Polangui Mayor Andy Mariscotes, Oas Mayor Domingo Escoto, Jr., Albay Board Members Dante Arandia and Eva Ribayan, and Albay Provincial Agriculturist Cheryll Rebeta.

Secretary Dar was joined by DA Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan, NFA Administrator Dansal, DA Spokesperson and Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications Noel Ocampo Reyes, Planters Products President Matt Maderazo, and DA Technical Adviser Jerry Pelayo. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)