DAR Insurance Pays For Farmer’s Leg Amputation

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06162014 dar web news 2 pix 1The DAR-Quirino recently awarded P300,000 to a farmer in Maddela, Qurino, as compensation for the loss of his leg in a motorcycle accident.

Eduardo Rivera, an agrarian reform beneficiary (ARB), enrolled himself in the Agrarian Reform Beneficiary-Agrarian Insurance Program (ARB-AIP) last December 2013. Under the terms and conditions of the ARB-AIP, his motorcycle accident qualifies him for a 50% indemnification from the principal sum of his insurance.

“The ARP-AIP insurance program [of DAR] does not only help protect our farmers from crop losses caused by calamities but also from accidents like this,” said Regional Director Marjorie Ayson.

06162014 dar web news 2 pix 2The DAR-AIP subsidized 100% of the ARB’s premium for rice, corn, high value crops and livestock insurance, which has a built-in insurance for accident and death for ARBs and members of their houseld.

The DAR-AIP was launched in 2013 by the DAR and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) to provide crop insurance protection against crop losses caused by natural disasters, pest infestation and plant diseases for the ARBs.