Kidapawan Farmers reportedly received 10 tons of rice from the French-Filipino non-government organization named Together-Ensemble Foundation, Business Mirror reports.
In addition, the report also mentioned that the tons of rice given to the farmers were acquired from the National Food Authority (NFA) at a discounted rate.
According to the news, the said donation took place after the violent dispersal incident between the police authorities and starving Kidapawan farmers, who were asking help from the prolonged drought caused by El Nino and climate change.
Hubert d’Aboville, President of Together-Ensemble Foundation, together with Treasurer Ruben Torres, personally distributed the rice to ensure the Kidapawan farmers themselves will receive the rice.
As stated in the article, the said procurement of 5 tons of rice were distributed with the help of Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, and the other 5 tons were distributed through Caritas, headed by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. Furthermore, the rice distribution and transportation was assisted by the NFA Administrator Renan Dalisay, Provincial Director Gerry Baquiran, and Regional Director Marcelino Alvarez.
What is Together-Ensemble?
Based on the description stated in the article, Together-Ensemble (T-E) was established in 1990 in the wake of Typhoon Ruping and eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.
“The foundation offers timely relief operations for victims of natural calamities, supporting community’s sustainable recovery, and rural development in remote poor areas,” Business Mirror states.
Recently, the Davao residents also showed support to the Kidapawan farmers by donating rice to them shortly after the incident.
Thank you very much for your help. I am positive things will turn out fine.