NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over financial assistance to the farmers of San Enrique at the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Bacolod City Thursday, May 21.
The cash assistance is hoped to aid the farmers in their needs amid the challenges in agriculture also brought by the global health pandemic.
The farmers are beneficiaries of the Financial Subsidy for Rice Farmers (FSRF) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental.
They each received P5,000 in cash aid.
The beneficiaries of the program are rice farmers with a rice area of one hectare and below.
For the whole province, there are 25,000 qualified farmer-beneficiaries with a total allocation of P125 million.
In San Enrique alone, there are 270 farmer-beneficiaries.
The Land Bank of the Philippines also facilitated the distribution of the said cash assistance.
Present in the turnover were DA-Western Visayas’ team leader for Negros Occidental Engineer Albert Barrogo, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino, and San Enrique Municipal Agriculturist Marilou Peñafiel. (PR)