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Relief Operation in Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Author: DA Communications Group | 21 January 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte assured that the Department of Agriculture (DA) will provide agricultural assistance to the Taal-affected areas during a relief operation at the evacuation center in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on January 20, 2020.

President Duterte and Agriculture Secretary William Dar awarded an initial P2.708-million worth of assistance including crop insurance, livelihood, seeds and seedlings, and farm machinery, among other donations to the affected farmers and fisherfolk of Talisay, Tanauan, and Sto. Tomas.

This is in addition to the P160-million worth of interventions awarded to the agricultural communities of Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Lemery, Laurel, Lipa, San Jose, Nasugbu, Mataasnakahoy, Balete, Cuenca, Alitagtag, Padre Garcia, Malvar, and Taal.

Dar already tasked the key officials of the DA to deliver fast and concrete actions to help the affected communities recover. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)