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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, August 11, 2020
WV Economy Cluster to create
better climate for economic restart

The Economy Cluster of the Regional Task Force against Covid-19 is planning to create a better business climate as economic activities in the region reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Ro-Ann Bacal, director of National Economic and Development Authority Region 6, said more responsive and innovative government interventions are in place for the economic recovery in Western Visayas.

The cluster, composed of 27 regional line agencies, government-owned and controlled corporations, local government units, and private sector organizations in the region, recently met online to tackle new strategies and priority programs, projects, and activities under the National Action Plan against COVID-19 Phase 2.

Farmers get P48M
machinery support

Thirty rice-based Farmer's Cooperatives and Associations in Western Visayas have received the first batch of farm machinery worth P48 million under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) last week.

Romar Areno, Visayas cluster head of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization, said 10 precision seeders and 20 riding-type transplanters, each amounting to P1.6 million, were distributed to Aklan, Capiz, and Iloilo.

PhilMech also turned over two riding-type transplanters to farmers' groups in Aklan, Antique Capiz, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental, which received eight units, Areno added.


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