The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) distributed indemnity checks worth more than 826,000 pesos to eighty-eight farmers and fishers from Bohol.

The distribution was part of the launch of Girolando cattle breed, held in one of the country’s largest government stock farms in Ubay, Bohol last January. The Girolando cattle came from Brazil.

The distribution affirms PCIC’s earlier commitment to give Bohol farmers and fishers the adequate protection in their farms and fishing communities. PCIC and the local government of Ubay, Bohol signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2016. The MOA strengthens their partnership in protecting agricultural investments thru the insurance programs of PCIC.

Handing over the checks were PCIC Regional Manager II Crescencio Deligerio Jr., Chief of Marketing and Sales Division Aniceto Rebayla, Insurance Underwriters Felix Rosales and Silvano Tecson amd PEO-Ubay-based insurance underwriter Cindy Tabasan.

Agriculture has the biggest share in Bohol’s work force and land use. According to the province’s provincial planning and development office’s website (, the total area devoted to agricultural use is 184,874 hectares or roughly 45% of the total land area of the province. Average farm size in Bohol is about 0.60 hectares.