TABUK CITY, Kalinga (PIA) – Typhoon-affected farmers and fisherfolks in Northern Luzon were assured support by Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol.
In his visit to the province of Kalinga during the weekend, Piñol said that the immediate action that the DA will do is to ensure that the affected farmers and fisherfolks including their families would be given food assistance.
“We will make sure that the farmers and fisherfolks would have something to eat including their family members and children,” said Piñol who met with local officials, farmers and fisherfolks and other stakeholders here.
He also ordered the validation of the damage and number of farmers and fisherfolk affected and identify delivery interventions such as seeds, fertilizers, and fishing equipment that would be given to the affected farmers.
Initial estimated typhoon damage of R10 billion was reported to the DA which covers at least five regions, Piñol bared.