Over 500 families affected by the recent typhoon Vinta were reached out by the Department of Agriculture (DA) alongside its attached agencies during its Agri-fishery Relief and Assistance Turnover on January 5 in Barangay Anungan, Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” F. Piñol himself entrusted to Barangay Anungan the assorted reliefs and assistance prepared by DA Region 9, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 9 (BFAR-IX), the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).
The Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol personally turned over farm machineries, seeds, plus indemnity checks to the Salug Valley farmers affected by typhoon Vinta in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur held recently.
The municipalities affected are Dumingag, Mahayag, Molave, Tambulig and Ramon Magsaysay, also known as Salug Valley. Fifty-one farm machineries, 3,399 bags of rice seeds, 70 bags OPV white corn seeds, 154 cans of high value vegetable seeds, 35 bags of peanut (20 kilos per bag) are given to affected associations in the mentioned municipalities. The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) distributed 51 indemnity checks to the farmers with a total of P338,894.00.
More business links to open with ASPIRE project
Zamboanga City was last leg of the APSIRE roadshow to be conducted in Zamboanga Peninsula on Friday at LM Hotel. Over 80 local food producers attended the roadshow organized by the Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) of the Department of Agriculture regional office IX.