Committed to strengthen the rice farming industry of the City of Santiago especially to those who were affected by the recent typhoons of 2022, the City Government of Santiago in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 2 and Landbank of the Philippines led the rice farmer financial assistance cash card distribution.

Qualified beneficiaries were screened by the City Agriculture Office provided the necessary guidelines set by the partner agencies. This includes the registration of each farmer to the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA). Beneficiaries received 5,000.00 pesos in cash.

The said distribution took place at Baluarte Community Center for Namnama and Ganano region last January 10, 2023 while for Tanap and Diadi, it was held at Rizal Community Center last January 11, 2023. This was attended by the workforce of LGU Santiago City and representatives of LBP in the person of AVP Virginia M. Sevilla, the LBP Santiago Branch Head.