In a brief ceremonies, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) through Regional Executive Director Nestor D. Domenden, turned-over today checks worth P170.933M to various recipients in the province of Ilocos Sur in relation to the implementation of the Bayanihan II Project – To Recover as One.
The ceremonial distribution was held at the Ilocos Sur Provincial Capitol, Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson led the recipients in receiving the checks, along with Sta. Maria Mayor Brigido Camarillo, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) President Gilbert Arce and Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC) CEO Divina Quemi.
Out of the P170.933 worth of checks, P38.5 million was allocated for the Production Enhancement Program, P100.433 million was for the Income Enhancement Program and the remaining P17 million was awarded to the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives purposely for Inclusive Enterprise Development Support Project that will be used for the establishment of processing and swine breeding facilities for the production of quality bagnet (P15 million) and chichacorn (P2 million) in Ilocos Sur.
Other projects funded under the Bayanihan II program now ready for implementation with the release of the checks are:
- Urban agriculture program for Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
- Establishment of Bamboo Processing Facility – Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur
- Cattle Feedlot Fattening Project – LGU-Sto. Domingo
- Goat and Chicken Multiplier Farm Project – ISPSC
- Enhancing Technology Transfer & Capacity in the Region – Ilocos Sur Research Experimental Center
- Establishment of Provincial Trading Center – LGU, Sta. Maria
- Establishment of Trading Post – NSCC
- Acquisition of Refrigerated van – Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur
- Seed Fund for the Purchase of Farmers Produce DA Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Financial Grant – Arangkada Sto. Domingo Federated Farmers Association, Inc.
The Bayanihan II Program is the DA’s response to help communities recover from losses attributed to the pandemic and help accelerate the recovery of the Philippine economy.