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City Agri continues relief distribution to east coast farmers

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From the west coast, the City Agriculturist Office last week proceeded to the east coast to distribute relief goods to flood-stricken farmers as part of the assistance provided residents calamity victims.

The relief goods form part of the total 1,500 food packs donated by the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce to the City Government. Additional food packs will be provided to cover all farmers affected by last week’s heavy rains and flash floods.

Other than the relief goods, other forms of assistance will also be provided based on the calamity program plan prepared by the City Agriculturist Office under Dr. Diosdado Palacat.

Areas covered in the distribituion in the east coast Thursday included Licomo, Tictapul, Vitali and Mangusu.

Two weeks ago, the distribution was done in the west coast specifically those affected in Labuan, Patalon, Sinubong, Talisayan, Pamucutan, La Paz, Tulungatung, Ayala, Maasin and Sinunuc.

Palacat also announced that the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) had also turned over farm implements like seaweeds, squid jiggers, life vest, hook and line and gill net for 510 famers.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) also donated 700 sacks of corn seeds—650 sacks white corn seeds and 50 bags yellow corn seeds.

Palacat together with Councilor Jihan Edding who is the Chairperson of the Council committee on agriculture an personnel from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) spearheaded the distribution in coordination with the field officers and barangays.  (Sheila Covarrubias)