Over 500 farmers from Kidapawan City and nearby towns of Arakan and Makilala, all in Cotabato province, have received financial assistance from the government.
Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista and Department of Agriculture 12 Executive Director Milagros Casis led the distribution of cash assistance to the farmers who have been affected by the low prices of palay.
“Tumanggap ng tulong pinansyal ang mga magsasaka na nagtatanim at nag-aani ng palay sa lupang isang ektarya pababa,” the city government said.
Land Bank of the Philippines provided each beneficiary a cash card containing P15,000, which they will pay for eight years without interest.
Of the farmer-beneficiaries, 279 came from Kidapawan city, 199 from Arakan and 90 from Makilala. #