TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – More than half from the 26,000 farmers in region 02 and Cordillera Administrative Region are expected to receive financial assistance from Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) R02 this August.
A total of P156 million will be allotted to the farmers after their crops were damaged by the drought due to El Niño during the 1st quarter of 2019.
In a report, Benito Taguibao of PCIC R02 said that P83,385,161 has been received by 10,492 farmers after conducting general assessment and validation to assure that the right amount will be given to the affected farmers.
Depending on the assessment, the agency will give P5,000-P6,000 for partially damaged lands and P10,000 for totally damaged lands as financial help to the farmers.
Also, the agency wants to reach 500 farmers daily to complete the 26,000 goal by the end of August.
For farmers at southwestern municipalities in Cagayan province, a service desk is stationed at Libertad, Abulug while farmers from Aparri, Gattaran, Lal-lo and Sta. Ana can go to the PCIC Camalaniugan service desk.
There are also service desks at Ilagan, Santiago and Mallig for farmers from the Isabela Province.
Taguibao also said that this will speed up the farmers in getting their claims.
However, he said that the farmer should wait the agency’s call for the confirmation of their scheduled dates to get the assistance.
On the other hand, PCIC has recorded 1,300 farmers who were affected during the onslaught of Typhoon Falcon last July.
The officer confirmed that they will be giving the financial assistance to the victims on September, after the 26,000 farmers receive their claims on the last day of August. @northernforum.net