DAR, PCIC release indemnity checks to ARBs in Davao for the first time
For the first time, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has facilitated the release of indemnity checks to 19 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Davao City under the Agrarian Insurance Program (AIP) – a project of DAR in partnership with the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC).
To be specific, a total of P306,454.35 worth of indemnity payment were released to ARBs whose farms were directly affected by recent calamities that hit their farms and sources of livelihood last year.
The release of the indemnification was the first in the region where PCIC and DAR granted checks for individual ARBs engaged in banana production.
In her message, Leonora Solidarios, the Insurance Adjuster from PCIC, told ARBs that the amount of indemnification depended on the actual damages in their farms based on the inspection and validation conducted by PCIC.
Based on their findings, she said that some ARBs will receive indemnification for as low as P1,000 while some get as high as P88,000.
Solidarios said it took them seven months to process the papers before the checks were approved for release.
She said that all beneficiaries are now covered under PCIC even without registration to Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture or RSBSA.