Over 800 farmers affected by Typhoon Neneng and Typhoon Florita in 2022 received their indemnity checks from Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).
In a distribution program held today at the Imelda Cultural Center, Vice Mayor Windell D. Chua underscored the importance of having crop insurance as farmers have something to look forward to in times of calamities.
The farmer-recipients includes all farmers who have insured their crops with reported and duly validated losses due to the onslaught of Typhoon Neneng and Typhoon Florita last year.
The amount received by each farmer-recipient was determined based on the area of the land they are tilling and the stage of the crop during the onslaught of the calamity.
Leading the distribution were PCIC Regional Manager Raul Servito and PCIC Provincial Extension Office Supervisor Tricia Alethea Cabuyadao.
The farmers’ insurance registration and claims were facilitated by the Office of the City Agriculturist.
Also present during the distribution were Benjo Campañano, representative – 2nd District Congressional Office and Aurea Nolasco, Landbank Batac Manager who gave a brief background on the digitalized insurance claims.
Crop insurance application from the PCIC is free, hence Mayor Albert D. Chua has been encouraging our farmers to sustain their insurance for protection against losses due to calamities.