AllHome Corporation of VistaMall owned by the Villar Family has turned-over several personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the health workers of Butuan Medical Center (BMC) in Butuan City. This is their way of helping the frontliners who continue to perform their duties and functions amid the crisis on COVID-19.

The Plant, Plant, Plant Program is an initiative of the DA to increase farm productivity and ensure food sufficiency during the COVID-19 emergency. In Caraga region, rice consumption average of 118.14 kilograms per person annually. Surigao del Norte posted the highest per capita consumption of rice at 121.07 kilograms per person annually. The least consumption is registered in the Province of Dinagat Islands at 114.61 kilograms. The pressure in the rice industry to produce more is a vital action amidst the challenging time. DA-Caraga is again calling on the public to patronize other alternative staple food such as white corn, sweet potato, banana (saba), and cassava rather than relying solely on rice. This is to take part in the advocacy to be rice responsible consumers. (DA-Caraga)

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Caraga boosts up its commitment to provide adequate support to food production. This is to ensure that there will be available and affordable food for every Filipino family. The harvest season has now come for the Caraga region, it is expected to produce 315,947 metric tons or an equivalent of 134% rice sufficiency by the end of the first semester of the year based on the data of the Department of Agriculture -Caraga Rice Program through the consolidated planting report of the Local Government Units. "We expect no rice shortage during the duration of the localized community quarantine in the region. On top of the department's budget for this year, we are expecting a supplemental fund under the Plant, Plant, Plant Program or Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Laban sa COVID-19 Program," OIC-Regional Technical Director for Operations Rebecca R. Atega said. (DA-Caraga)


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