DA9 distributes cash, food subsidy to Pagadian City farmers, fisherfolk

PAGADIAN CITY, Apr 8 (PIA) – Recognizing the significant role of farmers and fisherfolk during the pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) puts primary care and provided assistance to them.
In a press release, DA-IX distributed cash and food subsidy to some 515 corn farmers from the different barangays in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.
During the event, Undersecretary Zamzamin L. Ampatuan said that the farmers and fisherfolk play a significant role in sustaining food production during the pandemic.
“This time, it is rightful that the government will look after the needs of our farmers and fisherfolk,” he said.

Meanwhile, DA9 Regional Executive Director Rad Donn L. Cedeño led the distribution of cash and food subsidy in recognition of these sectors’ valuable contribution in sustaining food production during the pandemic.
“The cash and food subsidy program are in support to the holistic transformation of agriculture as initiated by Secretary William Dar, in recognizing all the work of farmers and fishers to continue producing food for all,” RED Cedeño said.
The DA’s Corn Program and Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) facilitated the mass distribution of the subsidy which consists of two (2) sacks of rice worth two thousand pesos (₱2000) and three thousand pesos (₱3000) cash, amounting to a total value of five thousand pesos (₱5,000).
Zamboanga del Sur Governor Victor J. Yu, Deputy Speaker Congresswoman Divina Grace C. Yu and the Local Government Unit of Pagadian City headed by Mayor Samuel S. Co were in full support during the distribution held at the DA9 Regional Office in Lenienza, Pagadian City on April 6, 2021. (RVC/PIA9 with reports from Inelin R. Cabeguin /DA-RFO IX, RAFIS)


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

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