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South Korean government donates 950MT rice to PH calamity victims


The South Korean government recently donated 950 metric tons (MT) of rice to the Philippines, for thousands of Filipinos affected by natural disasters and calamity last year.


Agriculture Secretary William Dar  expressed his gratitude to the Republic of Korea for their generosity and for helping the country.

"On behalf of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, we would like to thank President Moon Jae-in and the people of the Republic of Korea for their generosity in helping our countrymen who suffered and survived a series of earthquake in Mindanao and flooding in Cagayan Valley,” he said. 

“South Korea’s donation is a manifestation of your country’s dependable support and concern to the Filipino people, and rest assured the rice will go beyond its initial intended purpose,” the Secretary wrote in a letter to Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Kim Hyeon-Soo . 

The National Food Authority (NFA), is set to turn over the South Korean rice donation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution to affected families in Regions XI, XII, and Cagayan Valley as identified by the DSWD in coordination with the concerned LGUs, said NFA Chief Dansal.

In a different statement, the Department of Agriculture announced that it would be distributing a P5,000 cash subsidy to 600,000 farmers affected by the enhanced community quarantine due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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