Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Save The Children Philippines Lauds Approval Of The Inclusive Education Bill

A step closer! The Inclusive Education Bill is now awaiting the approval of the president to pass it into a law.

Serving In All Sizes: Savemore Introduces New Store Format

If you need something fresh, the new Savemore Express is the answer to that! The new Savemore Express provides the weekely grocery needs of communities with an expanded line of fresh merchandise.

Know More About Ninja Van Philippines’ Commitment To Make Christmas Happen For Filipinos

Through its operational innovations, Ninja Van ensures it has the capacity to serve the upcoming holiday demand.

Mindanao, Steps Ahead In Transport Modernization Thru Bajaj Three-Wheelers

LOOK: Bajaj RE was the first Bajaj three-wheeler well-loved by the Mindanaoans now perfectly used as pampasada.

DA Readies P800-M Assistance For ‘Maring’ Victims

DA Readies P800-M Assistance For ‘Maring’ Victims

Spotlight

BAJAJ MAXIMA CARGOspot_img

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has allotted an initial PHP822 million worth of various interventions to assist farmers and fisherfolk affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring last week.

As of Monday, total damage in agriculture was estimated at least PHP2.1 billion in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, and Soccsksargen, affecting 76,442 farmers and fishers, with volume of production loss at 101,818 metric tons (MT) and 85,744 hectares of agricultural areas.

Affected commodities include rice, corn, high value crops, livestock and fisheries, irrigation, and agri-facilities.

“We will continue to provide our typhoon and flood-affected farmers and fisherfolk in Northern Luzon and other areas with immediate aid and much-needed assistance to recover and start anew after the damage and loss in their livelihood and income,” DA Secretary William Dar said in an earlier statement.

Of the PHP822 million assistance, PHP650 million will be for the provision of emergency loans under the SURE Calamity Loan Assistance Program through the DA-Agricultural Credit Policy Council.

Each affected household can borrow PHP20,000 at zero interest, no collateral, and payable in 10 years.

Prior to “Maring”, a total area of 28,952 hectares of rice have been harvested from Regions 1 (Ilocos) and 2 (Cagayan Valley) with an equivalent production of 141,635 metric tons amounting to PHP2.08 billion.

As for corn, a total of 13,776 hectares have been harvested from Region 2 with an equivalent production of 55,654 MT amounting to PHP779.15 million. (PNA)

BAJAJ MAXIMA CARGOspot_img

Spotlight

Save The Children Philippines Lauds Approval Of The Inclusive Education Bill

A step closer! The Inclusive Education Bill is now awaiting the approval of the president to pass it into a law.

Serving In All Sizes: Savemore Introduces New Store Format

If you need something fresh, the new Savemore Express is the answer to that! The new Savemore Express provides the weekely grocery needs of communities with an expanded line of fresh merchandise.

Know More About Ninja Van Philippines’ Commitment To Make Christmas Happen For Filipinos

Through its operational innovations, Ninja Van ensures it has the capacity to serve the upcoming holiday demand.

Mindanao, Steps Ahead In Transport Modernization Thru Bajaj Three-Wheelers

LOOK: Bajaj RE was the first Bajaj three-wheeler well-loved by the Mindanaoans now perfectly used as pampasada.

Lifestyle

Entertainment

More Stories

‘Balik Probinsya’ Facilitates Homecoming Of 13 More Families

Three provinces are set to welcome back their residents through the Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program.

Cebu City Eyes ‘Vax At Home’ For PWDs

Cebu City will bolster inoculation efforts for persons with disabilities before the distribution of their financial assistance.

DOH Urged To Revert Mandatory Quarantine To 3 Days

The Department of Health advised reverting to the former regulation before December 15 to allow Filipinos to return home and celebrate Christmas with their families rather than in quarantine camps.

S&R Is Now Available On GrabMart: Your Essentials And Favorites Delivered To You

Your S&R food shopping experience is now made even more convenient and enjoyable with GrabMart!

SMC Completes Vaccination Of Hundreds At Quezon City Jail

Some former Quezon City jail inmates recently went back to the prison facility—but not for any crimes committed.

Travel

Motoring