Four Yolanda-stricken towns in Camotes Island, Cebu received various government assistance and relief goods last April 7.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, together with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Philippine Coconut Authority gave agricultural inputs and livelihood materials to towns San Franciso, Tudela, Poro and Pilar.
Items turned over to the beneficiaries were 10 bags of OPV white corn seeds, 70 bundles of cassava planting materials, 10 bags of rice seeds, 320 guyabano seedlings, 150 jackfruit seedlings, 500 camote cuttings and 13.7 kilograms of assorted vegetable seeds.
Aside from these inputs, a knapsack power sprayer, 10 plastic drums and fertilizers were given to the town folks to be used for replanting. Also distributed were 25 motor boats, two cattles, three carabaos, and 10 breeder goats or bucks.
The chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, Senator Cynthia A. Villar, also distributed roofing materials from Camella Homes to 100 families and relief bags from Red Cross-Las Piñas to 100 beneficiaries. Bags of organic fertilizer were also given to 100 farmers.
Present during the activity were DA Secretary Proceso Alcala and Assistant Secretary Edilberto de Luna.