P1.2 M financial assistance for Balanga farmers and fishermen

The tandem of Balanga City Mayor Francis Garcia and Vice Mayor Vianca Venzon-Gozon is continuously working to assist farming and fishery sectors in this time of pandemic. Through the leadership tandem of Garcia and Venzon-Gozon, 51 farmers were able to avail of loans, amounting to P25,000 each for palay producton and fishery payable in ten years with no interest and no collateral.

City of Balanga Agriculture Office said the program is under the Sure Aid COVID Program, ALPAS COVID-19 AHON LAHAT PAGKAING SAPAT of the Department of Agriculture in cooperation with GR Bank. . Earlier, a total of 2,390 fertilizers bags were given to 603 local rice farmers. The city government also distributed cash aid of P2,000 each to tricycle drivers. Members of Sangguniang Panlungsod support all the programs of the city government.

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