Rice Distributed to Drought Victims
A total of 2,500 bags NFA rice were distributed to 5,000 families who were adversely affected by the El Niño Phenomenon in the municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon on June 16, 2016 .
The rice is part of the 53,000 bags NFA rice procured by the provincial government of Bukidnon under its Mitigation Program being implemented by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Division under the stewardship of Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.
As early as February of this year, Governor Zubiri has coordinated with NFA Regional Director Gil Pepito B. Paqueo to discuss measures and actions in addressing the possible adverse effects of the forecasted El Niño phenomenon, to the constituents of Bukidnon especially the farmers.
The 53,000 bags NFA rice will benefit a total of 106,000 families in all the municipalities of Bukidnon as calamity assistance to drought stricken farmers. Each family beneficiary receives 25 kilograms of NFA rice. (Ma. Celeste Gaabucayan, Regional Information Officer)
Provincial Manager Gil G. Tabor of NFA Misamis Oriental (right) updates Talakag Municipal Mayor Nestor B. Macapayag (left), his Vice Mayor and Municipal Councilors (in front) on the current rice situation in the province.
Farmer-beneficiaries line up to get their share of 25kg rice.
NFA rice rebagged into 25 kgs being loaded into trucks to serve the requirements of the Municipalities of Malitbog, Talakag, Baungon, Libona and Manolo Fortich.