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DSWD, DTI extend assistance to 228 rice retailers in Nueva Vizcaya

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (PIA) -- A total of 228 Micro Rice Retailers (MRRs) were given Emergency Relief Subsidy (ERS) by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for their compliance with Executive Order No. 39 of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on September 27 at the Ammungan Hall of the provincial capitol in this town.

Marietta Salviejo, DTI provincial director, said these beneficiaries were the second batch of micro rice retailers assisted following the mandatory rice price ceiling in the country.

A rice retailer in Nueva Vizcaya shows off her Emergency Relief Subsidy given by the DSWD and DTI for complying with the order of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. mandating the Rice Price Ceiling in the country . (Image by PIA NVizcaya)

Salviejo expressed gratitude to the MRRs for their cooperation and support. She mentioned that the compliance rate in the province has reached 96 percent since the implementation. 

Previously, a total of 316 MRRs received subsidies from the government to alleviate the effects of EO 39.

Governor Jose Gambito attended the distribution of assistance to the MRRs along with representatives of the National Government Agencies such as DILG, NFA, DA, and the PNP, among others. (BME/PIA NVizcaya)   

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