ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE FARMERS HIT BY TYPHOON VINTA RECEIVE INDEMNITY CHECKS
Farmers from different parts of Zamboanga del Norte, whose crops were damaged by pests and affected by floods caused by typhoon Vinta, received indemnity checks from the PCIC.
“We want farmers to recover quickly from pests and the onslaught of typhoon Vinta,” PCIC Vice President Antonio S. Uy II said.
PCIC distributed indemnity checks in the municipalities of Sindangan, Liloy, Labason, Tampilisan, Kalawit and Sibutad, all in the province of Zamboanga del Norte on February 21 to 23, 2018.
A total of 321 farmers from the municipality of Sindangan received checks amounting to ₱1.519 Million Thirty-three farmers from Liloy, on the other hand, were given indemnity checks worth ₱221,979. Forty beneficiaries from the municipality of Labason received a total of ₱222,399 worth of checks.
Moreover, ₱384,722 were distributed to 70 farmer-claimants from Tampilisan. In Kalawit, 38 farmers received ₱275,232. And finally, PCIC distributed indemnity checks to farmers from Sibutad worth ₱137,144.
“We thank the local officials of Zamboanga del Norte and the mayors of the different municipalities that have worked closely with us. With your help, we have distributed the indemnity checks promptly,” PCIC President Atty. Jovy C. Bernabe said. “PCIC will continue to support farmers and fisherfolk by offering crop insurance that are affordable and even free for sustenance farmers and fisherfolk.”