Tobacco farmers in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro is set to receive P5,000 each in cash assistance from the local government.
In the recently concluded Tobacco Production Updates Forum, Mayor Jose T. Villarosa said that each farmer will get P2,500 in cash and another P2,500 for the construction of their own storage facility or camarin.
The financial assistance is a way of recognizing the efforts of tobacco farmers in making making San Jose known for its tobacco industry.
National Tobacco Administration (NTA) director Imelda N. Rinen lauded the move of Villarosa and noted that only the municipality of San Jose gives cash incentives to its tobacco farmers.
The municipality is also set to purchase six more farm tractors to be rented out to the farmers at a low cost.