Over 2K AgNor ARBs receive aid from government
BUTUAN CITY, June 24 (PIA) — In order to help the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) during this time of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the province of Agusan del Norte has extended assistance through the project dubbed “Passover: ARBold Move For Deliverance of ARBs from the COVID-19 pandemic (ARBold Move).
According to PARPO Andre Atega of DAR Agusan del Norte, the said project forms part of the implementation of Republic Act 11469 of the Bayanihan to Heal as One in support to the ARBs who are considered as frontliners by contributing to the food security and helping fellow Filipinos amid the ongoing health and economic crisis.
The DAR provincial office has allocated more than P3.2-million for the implementation of said project.
More than 2,000 ARBs have received relief goods containing milled rice, canned goods, noodles, and other basic needs which include soap, vitamin supplements, and face masks.
Some 683 ARBs have also received the farm productivity assistance worth more than P2,000 each.
Alma Cangmaong was thankful to the government for the aid they have received which would help cope in sustaining their daily needs.
“We thanked the government for reaching out to us and for helping us during this pandemic,” she said.
Meanwhile, the DAR-Agusan del Norte distributed swine livestock to 15 women ARBs. Aurelia Mataganas was among of those who benefited from the said support and found it an effective and efficient way of livelihood support to them.
“We will make use of this support given to us and we would always be thankful to the government for helping us survive this crisis,” said Mataganas.
The ARBs were delighted to have been provided with the needed assistance from the government especially that their main livelihood has been affected due to the ongoing threat posed by the covid-19 pandemic. (JPG/NCL/PIA-Caraga)