Seven small farmers in Negros Occidental have received their claims from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation-6 through the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.
PCIC insurance underwriter Jose Ma. Torres, Jr. said they have a total of P30,231 to seven farmers whose farms were damaged due to rice black bug, heavy rains, and flood.
Torres identified the beneficiaries as Margie Santisten of Brgy. Cabacungan, La Castellana town (P5,788), Flaviano Amoguis of Brgy. 6, Moises Padilla town (P5,228), Sonia Grava of Calubang, Ilog town (P3,274), and Adeliada Maban (P6,999), Novie Aguilos (P964), Jocelyn Luciano (P964), Merlita Maban (P7,014), all of Inayawan, Cauayan town.
Dina Genzola, senior agriculturist of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said that the farmers enrolled their farms with NFUCIP and were able to get their claims after PCIC evaluated the damages.
Genzola said the crop insurance will protect farmers from their losses and will help them recover from the damages.
She also assured NFUCIP members that they will be provided assistance as long as the damages is evaluated by the PCIC.
Meanwhile, Marañon will turn over 10,000 robusta coffee seedlings to farmers of Organic Growers in Negros Occidental as an understudy of organic coffee production as intercrop for upland agriculture in a 10-hectare scale during the Negros Eco-Tourism/Food Fair and OISCA International 50th Anniversary celebration, Thursday at the Panaad Park and Stadium.*LTG