Philippines: More than 1,000 farmers receive indemnity payments

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The Philippines' Department of Agrarian Reform has said more than 1,000 farmers in Isabela's San Pablo and Cabagan towns have received indemnity payments totaling 13.8 million Philippine pesos ($316,020) as compensation for losses suffered from a drought that hit in early 2014, reported.

The agency and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. had in 2013 launched a program to provide comprehensive insurance against crop losses from natural disasters, plant diseases and pest infestation, a Department of Agrarian Reform official said.

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