DA Acting Secretary William Dar, during his closing message for the Launching of the SURE Aid program for rice farmers held on September 2, 2019 in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, regarded rice farmers as heroes in the countryside, and said that the DA’s priority is to increase farmers’ income. As one of the measures to achieve this, he cited the Expanded Survival and Recovery or SURE Aid Program for Rice Farmers, which was conceptualized and launched within his first 28 days as Acting Secretary. He said that the SURE Aid program intends to provide financial assistance to around 100,000 rice farmers nationwide.
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In her message during the Launching of the SURE Aid program for rice farmers held on September 2, 2019 in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, LBP President and CEO Cecilia C. Borromeo said that under the SURE Aid program, rice farmers who are tilling one hectare and below may avail themselves of a one-time, zero-interest, no collateral loan amounting to Php15,000 payable up to 8 years. The LANDBANK will administer the Php 1.5 billion fund from the DA-ACPC for the loan program.
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In a speech delivered by Atty. Rhaegee TamaƱa for Senator Cynthia A. Villar during the Launching of the Expanded Survival and Recovery Assistance for Rice Farmers or SURE Aid Program held on September 2, 2019 in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, Senator Villar thanked the DA- ACPC and Landbank for facilitating the implementation of the SURE Aid program, which aims to provide loan assistance for farmers whose incomes were affected by the drop in the farmgate price of palay. Senator Villar added that the program will be immediately rolled out in the other provinces as identified by the DA Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs).
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