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Over 400 farmers in Catanduanes get incentive under DA’s abaca rehab program

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A total of 442 abaca farmers benefited from “Cash for Work” Incentive under the P50 Million Abaca Rehabilitation program of Department of Agriculture (DA) in Catanduanes.

According to the province, of the total recepients, 269 abaca farmers came from Bagamanoc, 93 came from Panganiban, while 80 from Viga amounting to over a million pesos.

Provincial Agriculturist Nelia Teves revealed that 100% of the targeted farmers from Bagamanoc and Panganiban were present in the awarding of cash incentives.

She also added that there is more recipient compared from before following the order of Governor Joseph Cua to hire additional abaca technicians to help the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) in the implementation of the Abaca Rehabilitation Program.

“I am confident na matatapos ‘yung rehabilitation within the year,” Teves declared

Last August 17, a total of 393 abaca farmers also received cash for work incentives amounting to 941,600.

Provincial Agriculture said that they have accomplished 47% of the total targeted recipients of the cash for work incentive amounting to P20,707,664

Cua also responded to the allegations that the Provincial Government of Catanduanes is delaying the release of fund.