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Distribution of DA assistance in Los Baños, Laguna (May 17, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 18 May 2022

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed financial assistance, machineries, and other interventions worth P366.5 M to rice and corn farmers and fisherfolk in Los Baños, Laguna on May 17, 2022.

Under the second wave of the Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) Program, 56,823 rice farmers tilling 0.5 to two hectares of land from CALABARZON received a total of P292,648,750 cash assistance. The Provincial Government of Laguna also received P48 M worth of machineries under the DA’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Program (RCEF) and other agricultural interventions from the DA amounting to P7.4 M.

The Interventions Monitoring Card (IMC)—a multipurpose card that serves as a unique identification and transactional card where cash assistance for DA beneficiaries will be received was also introduced to the farmers and fishers.

The DA’s Fuel Subsidy Program was also formally launched during the event, providing 1,950 corn farmers (P 1.35 M) and 5,400 fishers (P 17.15 M) in Laguna with P3,000 cash subsidy each. ### (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

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