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940 Tinglayan farmers availed of cash card for easy access to government intervention

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Tinglayan, Kalinga – Availing financial assistance from the national government is now a lot easier for 940 rice farmers in Tinglayan, with them acquiring their Intervention Monitoring Card (IMC) serving as their identification and cash card.

Said farmers who are enrolled at the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture received their ID cum cash card on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at the Tinglayan Municipal Tribal Gymnasium.

The card, according to the local government will serve as their ticket to easily access government interventions which include the P5,000 Rice Farmers’ Financial Assistance (RFFA) and other financial benefits with the implementation of the Rice Tariffication law or RA 11203.

The Department of Agriculture earlier said the RSBSA-IMC is a result of the agency's collaboration with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Rural Bank Association of the Philippines (RBAP), and service provider SQuidPay.

With said development, Tinglayan Mayor Sacrament Gumilab conveyed his gratitude to the department for their continued support and improved services to local farmers.

“With the goal of improving the livelihoods of farmers and ensuring food security, we recognize the vital role of the Department of Agriculture in the local economy for their efforts to enhance crop yields and promote sustainable farming practices,” Mayor Gumilab stated.

For Tinglayano farmers, the lawyer-politician assured them he is one with the Agriculture department in their goal of improving the agricultural sector in the municipality.

“Our local farmers are truly to be lauded. With your hard work and resilience, you ensure the food security of our municipality…our local government will continue to work together with concern agencies to improve and boost our agricultural sector,” he said.


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