PCA urges coconut farmers in E. Samar to register again

BORONGAN CITY, February 8 (PIA) -- The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Eastern Samar urged coconut farmers to re-register to update the National Coconut Farmers Registry System in the province.

This is according to OIC-Provincial Coconut Development Manager Rodrigo Ibao of PCA Eastern Samar in an interview on February 8, 2021.

OIC - Provincial Coconut Development Manager Rodrigo Ibao, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) - Eastern Samar checks on the list of coconut farmers who received Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginalized Farmers and Fisherfolks.

Ibao said that the first implementation of the PCA’s national registration was in the year 2014; however, the data still lacks information from the registries. With this, they needed to update the information of the registries in the National Coconut Farmers Registry System.

In the said registration, coconut farmers need ID pictures, valid Identification Cards, and proof of land ownership, either a land title or tax declaration.

If the farmer is a female and married, she should enter her maiden name.

Sharecroppers and laborers will also need to register.

“Once we hire enumerators, they will go to every barangay for the registration. Meanwhile, they can come to our office to register,” Ibao said.

“This is also a way to encourage other coconut farmers to register if still not yet registered,” Ibao added.

The National Registry of Coconut Farmer is one of the government-based programs that is being implemented by the PCA.

“From December 2020 until now, there are 1,140 coconut farmer-beneficiaries that benefited the P5,000 Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginalized Farmers and Fisherfolks (CFSMFF) from the PCA,” Ibao said. (rdt/ PIA ESamar)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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