In a timely response to the rising prices of rice in the country, Mayor Imelda Aguilar took a decisive stand to safeguard the city’s small-scale rice retailers, traders, and vendors. Under her leadership, the City Agriculture Office, in conjunction with the City Social Welfare and Development Office, distributed P15,000 in cash assistance to 139 deserving beneficiaries on Tuesday. The much-anticipated event took place at the Las Piñas City Cafe and shone a spotlight on Mayor Aguilar’s ongoing commitment to local business and community welfare.
Mayor Aguilar emphasized that the cash assistance is just a starting point. She revealed that the city government is in the process of developing a more comprehensive plan to support local rice traders and vendors.
With the price of rice surging across the nation, the livelihoods of those involved in its trade are under severe strain. The cash assistance aims to provide immediate relief to these small businesses, empowering them to continue their operations and contribute to stabilizing rice supply in the community.
The cash distribution adds to a growing list of proactive measures taken by the City Local Government of Las Piñas to mitigate the adverse effects of economic pressures on its citizens. As Las Piñas continues to navigate these turbulent times, the City Agriculture Office and the City Social Welfare and Development Office remain committed to supporting the community.