EDO and San Mateo signs MOA on Rice Loan
San Mateo, a first class municipality in the Province of Rizal, was visited by NFA-East District Office Provincial Manager Armando Ray C. Villacorta who paid a courtesy call to its newly elected and first-time Mayor, Honorable Cristina C. Diaz.
Villacorta explained to Mayor Diaz the need for a Memorandum of Agreement between the NFA-EDO and the Municipal Government of San Mateo so they can immediately procure NFA rice on cash or credit in times of calamity. During the Habagat which hit Luzon, San Mateo was among the most affected towns causing floods, evacuation of residents from low-lying areas and long suspension of school classes.
Earlier the Municipal Council passed a Resolution giving authority to the Mayor to enter into a MOA with NFA-EDO.
Right there and then, what was supposed to be just a courtesy call Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between NFA-East District office and the Municipal Government of San Mateo.
San Mateo was the first of thirteen (13) municipalities and three (3) cities within the territorial jurisdiction of East District Office to sign the MOA with NFA. (RONALD PAUL GRACIA, correspondent)
NFA East District Office Provincial Manager Armando Ray C. Villacorta (left) and Mayor Cristina C. Diaz of San Mateo Rizal signed a Memorandum of Agreement wherein the province of San Mateo can immediately procure NFA rice on cash or credit in times of calamity.