Farmers from Region 4 should expect to get their indemnity payments faster.
This after PCIC Regional Office 4 (RO 4) officer-in-charge Ric Gregorio ordered office staff to expedite the processing of claims.
“We will fast track the processing of claims in order for farmers to get back to farming as soon as possible,” Gregorio said. “I have already instructed the Claims and Adjustment Division to conduct Reserved Corps Adjusters (RCA) seminars in MIMAROPA that will augment the manpower in case [a] widespread calamity hits the region.”
Gregorio stated this during the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the province-led Agriculture and Fisheries Extension System (PAFES) in Marinduque on June 17, 2021.
The MOA was signed by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Marinduque Gov. Presbitero Velsco, Jr. and six other chief executives of local governments in the province.
Under PAFES, the provincial government will synchronize initiatives and make these in line with the national objectives on food security.
During the event, Secretary Dar personally handed out the indemnity checks to eight (8) farmer’s claimants for the damages on their crops incurred due to natural calamities, pest and diseases.
Meanwhile, checks amounting to ₱296,633 were released to 129 farmers at the Provincial Extension Office, Brgy. Isok 1, Boac, Marinduque.
PCIC RO 4 records show that as of June 14, 2021, there were 3,937 farmers insured and a total of ₱4.78 million in subsidy had been provided. RO 4 has also distributed ₱3.8 Million worth of indemnity checks to 840 farmers.