BFAR XI launches Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers in Fishers Davao De Oro and Davao Oriental
On January 18, 2021, the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk (CFSMFF) Program was launched at the Municipality of Maragusan, Davao de Oro. BFAR XI Regional Director Raul C. Millana turned over the vouchers to Maragusan Vice Mayor Cesar C. Colina Sr. in a short ceremony held at Poblacion, Maragusan, Davao de Oro.
The next day, January 19, the group went to Baganga, Davao Oriental where the same program was also launched. It is noted that there were over 600 beneficiaries listed in the program, to be catered by schedule to ensure the safety of the people present and to maintain the health protocols.
In his speech before the beneficiaries, Hon. Arturo C. Monday expressed his gratitude to the Agencies that worked together to provide the timely assistance to the people.
BFAR XI is among the agencies that implemented the Cash and Food Subsidy for Marginal Farmers and Fisherfolk Program. This is part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, signed into law by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2020. It aims to revitalize the country’s economy amidst pandemic.
The CFSMFF provides direct food and financial assistance. A total of Five thousand pesos was provided for each qualified beneficiary (3 thousand in cash voucher and 2 thousand pesos’ worth of rice, eggs and chicken).