Through the initiative of Mayor Francis Garcia and Vice Mayor Vianca Venzon-Gozon, 13 Balanga farmers affected by Typhoon Carding received financial assistance. Each of the 13 farmers received indemnity check amounting to P125,670 from Department of Agriculture (DA) and the city government, according to city agriculture office.
Said financial assistance was given to farmers for them to continue planting their crops. Garcia and Venzon-Gozon are giving priority to the agriculture sector and always finding ways to help small farmers and fishermen. The city government constantly coordinates with DA for programs beneficial to the agriculture sector.