Magsasaka, mangingisda may diskwento sa gasolina – DA

Magsasaka, mangingisda may diskwento sa gasolina – DA

January 25, 2022 @ 7:44 AM 8 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Ipatutupad ng Department of Agriculture (DA) ang “Fuel Discount for Farmers and Fisherfolk Program,” na naglalayong bigyang-diskwento ang mga magsasakat at mangingisda sa produkting petrolyo.

Nakasaad ang nasabing programa sa Special Provision No. 20 ng e General Appropriations Act (GAA) para sa Fiscal Year 2022 or Republic Act (RA) 11639.

“We sincerely thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the honorable members of the Senate and House of Representatives for approving and appropriating P500 million for the fuel subsidy program that will benefit millions of Filipino farmers, fishers, and consumers nationwide,” ani Agriculture Secretary William Dar nitong Lunes.

“The fuel discount will definitely help reduce the production and transport costs of major farm and fishery products, and subsequently temper their respective market prices, thus benefiting producers and consumers alike,” dagdag ng kalihim.

Sa ilalim ng nasabing probisyon, nasa P500 milyong pondo ang gagamitin para sa diskwento sa gasolina.

“Provided, that the farmer or fisherfolk beneficiary owns and operates an agricultural and fishery machinery individually or through a farmer organization, cooperative or association: Provided, further, that in the case of fisherfolk, their fishing vessels are registered in the Integrated Boat Registry System or DA-BFAR’s BOATR: Provided, finally, that for the farm machinery owned and/or operated by individual farmers or farmers’ organization, proof of ownership shall be provided,” nakasaad pa sa special provision.

Ipatutupad ito sa pamamagitan ng pamamahagi ng DA Regional Field Units and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Offices ng vouchers para sa mga kwalipikadong benepisyaryo.

“The DA shall furnish the Oversight Committee on Agriculture a copy of the implementing guidelines and submit quarterly reports on the implementation of the program,” saad pa rito.

Sinabi ni DA Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan na ang mga benepisyaryo ay dapat rehistrado sa Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and BFAR’s fisherfolk registry system. RNT