Aklan Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. has lauded and thanked Senator Imee Marcos and the Department of Agriculture officials for their efforts to extend financial assistance to 7,000 farmers in the province.
“We are very grateful that Senator Imee Marcos is here in Aklan to reassure our local farmers of the strong commitment of the government to support the much-needed development of our agricultural sector,” he said.
Under the DA’s Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) program, a P5,000-financial aid is given to a farmer-beneficiary whos own not greater than two hectares of arable agricultural land. Rio N. Araja
Haresco, vice chairperson of the committee on agrarian reform, is consistently advocating for additional support for rice farmers with Marcos and DA-Region VI.
On Jan. 14, they led the distribution of the RCEF-RFFA to over 1,800 farmer-beneficiaries in West Aklan.
Marcos thanked the Aklanons for their continuous support for her and her brother, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Another batch of 40,000 farmers will soon receive their financial aid under the program.