SALAY, MIS. OR., 2021, Feb 24 —30 farmers of the Municipality of Salay availed loan assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) SURE Aid’ loan program.

The 30 farmers received a total of Php 25,000.00 loan payable for 10 years. The pay-out was done at the Salay Municipal Agriculture Office, yesterday, February 22, 2021. Municipal Agriculturist, Engr. Ralph Ceasar Vallar was present during the activity.

The SURE Covid-19 loan window is part of the DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program or the Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra Covid-19 Program that aims to increase the country’s food adequacy level. This program also provides emergency relief loans to small farmers and fishers (SFF) whose livelihoods were severely affected by the community quarantine restrictions.