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Rice retailers in Nueva Vizcaya eye DTI, DSWD assistance

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) – Some 287 Micro Rice Retailers (MRRs) in the province are set to receive financial assistance from the national government this week.

Rowena Mayangat, Officer-in-Charge of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), here said the 287 MRRs represent the second batch of  rice retailers who received Economic Relief Subsidy (ERS) from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the DTI.

She said that the 287 MRRs will receive P15,000 each from the DSWD after they are validated by the DTI. 

The continuing provision of ERS for rice retailers came last week to cushion the losses of the rice retailers with the implementation of the mandatory rice price ceiling in the country as contained in the Executive Order No. 39 of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

With EO 39, regular milled rice is priced at  P41 per kilo, while well milled rice is sold at P45 per kilo.

Last week, at least 88 MRRs received ERS after complying with EO 39 and being validated by the DTI.

DSWD and DTI Region 2 officials assist rice retailers who are beneficiaries of the government’s Sustainable Livelihood Program in Nueva Vizcaya. The assistance is intended to help affected rice retailers with the implementation of the Mandatory Rice Price Ceiling or Executive Order No. 39. (Image by PIA NVizcaya)

The MRRs came from the towns of Aritao, Bagabag, Bambang, Diadi, Bayombong, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Solano, and Villaverde.

For Novo Vizcayanos, inquiries on the rice cap and other matters connected to the EO 39 and related financial assistance may be directed to the PIA-Nueva Vizcaya through  09992218754. (BME/PIA NVizcaya)

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Jan Karl Coballes

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