7 months Angara calls for assistance for drought stricken farmers MB
By Hannah Torregoza Reelectionist Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara on Thursday called on the government to provide immediate assistance to farmers now bearing the brunt of drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon. Angara said the government must ensure that intervention programs reach small-scale farmers and farm workers to help them cope with and mitigate the extreme impact of El Niño. Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara(Sonny Angara Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN) “Our farmers badly need food and alternative sources of income to compensate for the huge losses they incurred due to this ongoing drought,” Angara said in a statement. ... more