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Ceremonial Turnover of 400MT Milled Rice (March 21, 2023)

Author: DA-AFID | 24 March 2023

To aid the families affected by flooding and landslides due to the combined effects of low pressure area, northeast monsoon and shearline, in regions IX, X and XI  last , the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs (ROK-MAFRA) turned-over of 400 metric tons or 10,000 bags of milled rice on March 21, 2023. The donation was presented under the SEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) – Tier 3.

The donation was presented by Hon. Kim Inchul

(Ambassador of the Rep. of Korea in the Philippines) and Choomjet Karnjanakesorn (General Manager – APTERR Secretariat).

The assistance is the final batch of interventions from ROK. The first two donations were granted in 2020 for families affected typhoons in Luzon and Mindanao.   

Department of Agriculture Senior Undersecretary accepted the donation together with the beneficiaries at simple ceremonies   held at El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental.  He was joined by NFA Administrator Roderico R. Bioco, Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary for Disaster Response Management Group. ### (photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)