Konting ginhawa: Jay Jay Suarez distributes cash aid to rice farmers
Quezon Rep. Jay Jay Suarez extended some relief to rice farmers affected by the Rice Tariffication Law by giving them financial assistance.
Suarez led on Feb. 21 the distribution of cash aid to 978 farmers from Sariaya, Candelaria, Tiaong, San Antonio at Lucena City. The payout was held at the Sariaya Sports Complex.
Joining the congressman at the event were Quezon Board Members Romano Talaga and Beth Sio, Mayor Marcelo Gayeta, Vice Mayor Alex Tolentino and representatives from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Funds for helping the farmers came from the DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) initiative.
Rice farmers nationwide have been complaining of a slump in their profit since the Rice Tariffication Law was passed last year.
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