DISTRIBUTION OF RCEF – RICE FARMER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
One Thousand Five Hundred Sixteen (1,516) rice farmers from different barangays in Pura received cash assistance worth Php 5,000.00 under the RCEF-RFFA Program of the Department of Agriculture held at COC Multi-Purpose Arena on January 24, 2023.
Republic Act No. 11203, or the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), provides that excess tariff revenues should be used to help Filipino rice farmers, thus introducing the RFFA. The financial assistance is given to eligible rice farmers as compensation for the projected reduction or loss of farm income arising from the tariffication of the quantitative import restrictions on rice.
The program was further strengthened with the enactment of Republic Act No. 11598, or the Cash Assistance for Filipino Farmers Act, last December 2022.
The Municipal Agriculture Office assisted the said distribution, led by Mr. Leo S. Transfiguracion.