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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Apayao farmers and fisherfolks get share from P137M assistance provided to Region-CAR

Updated: May 5, 2023

Pudtol, Apayao – As part of the 27, 479 targeted beneficiary farmers and fishers in Region-CAR for the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) of the Department of Agriculture, 34 individuals in Pudtol, Apayao on Wednesday, January 20,2021 were provided a total amount of Php 170,000.00 cash and food assistance.

The assistance given is part of the alloted a total fund of P137,395,000.00 to the region.

In a report by DA-Cordillera, food assistance given to Pudtol farmers were 25 kgs. of rice, two trays of egg, and three kgs. of chicken.

CFSMFF is a subsidy program funded under Bayanihan 2 which aims to provide P3,000.00 cash and P2,000.00 worth of food assistance to eligible RSBA-registered, smallholder farmers and fisherfolk affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a response, Pudtol Municipal Mayor Hector Reuel Pascua expressed his thanks to the government agencies in Apayao for providence of assistance despite the restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Julie Basilio, Matagisi, one of the beneficiaries also thanked the agency for the dole out saying, “Dakkel iti maitulong na daytoy nga inted ti DA tapnon makabawas iti gastos lalo itadta nga COVID nga haan a makapagtrabaho unay iti tatao. Agyaman kami iti panagsuporta yo iti nakurapay nga mannalon ditoy ayan mi.”

Sablan fisherfolks received cash and food aid

Recently, 53 fisherfolks in Sablan, Benguet also received cash and food assistance amounting to P265,000.00 through said program.

CFSMFF was launched in the Cordillera Administrative Region on December 23, 2020.

CFSMFF Qualified Beneficiaries

In order to qualify for the program, the Department of Agriculture in a report said a farmer or fisherfolk must be registered under the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA); have not received other special amelioration program or SAP from other agencies like DSWD, DOLE, and DAR based from the government’s data base system; and must be a resident of 4th to 6th class municipalities.



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