P90-M allocated for Pampanga’s rice purchase
Location: Pampanga, Philippines
Date Published: April 30, 2020
The provincial government of Pampanga announced that it has allocated P90 million for rice procurement to 505 barangays in the area.
Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda visited several National Food Authority (NFA) warehouses on April 29 to inspect the rice Cavan to be distributed to his cabalens (town people).
The capitol was set to buy rice from NFA in the amount of P1,250 per 50 kilograms. The low-priced rice was projected to augment the provincial government’s effort to aid rice subsidy in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Angelina Blanco, head of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) lauded the action done by the city government in addressing the concerns for augmenting basic commodities for the people.
“Instead of buying imported rice, the provincial government is now in the process of purchasing rice which the NFA bought as palay also from the local farmers here. “Blanco said.
During the inspection of the NFA warehouses, Pineda was accompanied by 3rd District Board Member Ananias ‘Jun’ Canlas, Angelina Blanco, PDRRMO head, and Francis Maslog, head of the general services office (GSO). They were assisted by NFA Pampanga Manager Julieta Aurora Orias and Assistant Manager Manolo Mercado.
Meanwhile, Pampanga’s provincial information office said that the province has recorded 63 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
he provincial government, in a Facebook post, said 30 patients have recovered from the disease, while 8 others have died.
The city of San Fernando has the most number of COVID-19 cases with 14, followed by Angeles City with 10, and Lubao at 5.
The number of suspected cases in the province is at 729.
The national government has extended the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other parts of the country for another two weeks while placing other areas under general community quarantine.
The Philippines has recorded 8,212 coronavirus disease cases as of Wednesday, with 558 deaths and 1,023 recoveries.