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Ifugao rice terraces to earn P107 M yearly under PPP deal

BANAUE, Ifugao—Eyeing an annual windfall of P107 million in rice harvests, Ifugao leaders have offered what is essentially a public-private partnership program (PPP) to rehabilitate 300 hectares of this town’s abandoned rice terraces.

The proposal, designed as the traditional “chawwa,” offers investors a share in production if they shoulder the expense of reviving half of the town’s 600 ha of idle rice terraces, Mayor Jerry Dalipog told a news briefing here during the staging of the annual Imbayah Festival last week.

Max’s Restaurant intends to buy “Tinawon” for a set ofauthentic terrace-grown rice dishes. Tinawon refers to the indigenous rice that is grown in the terraces once a year.

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