DA-12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen spearheaded the distribution of Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RFFA) to rice farmers of six (6) far-flung barangays of Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat earlier today.

842 farmers from barangays Baras, Raja Muda, New Passi, Lancheta, New Carmen and Kalandagan received their PhP5,000.00 notices of cash grant from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) during the program.

Farmers were so grateful for the financial help they received and that this will help augment their needs amid the enhanced community quarantine

The RFFA Program aims to give P5,000 financial assistance each to rice farmers tilling 0.5 to 2 hectares of land.