Registration for RSBSA January 13, 2020
Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo Bataoil directed the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of Lingayen to start conducting orientation in several barangays in this town to inform the farmers on the importance of Registry System For Basic Sectors Agriculture (RSBSA).
Thereafter, the orientation was launched last January 13, 2020 where six (6) barangays namely Brgys. Bantayan, Basing, Baloloc, Balangobong, Dulag and Capandanan where the first few to go through the process.
Municipal agriculturist Dr. Rodolfo Dela Cruz targets to complete the 32 barangays in March. The orientation includes listing down and enrollment of livestock raisers, farm laborers and fisherfolks.
The RSBSA is a registry form from the Department of Agriculture (DA) that serves as guideline and basis for DA in providing government-funded services to farmers, such as financial subsidiary and insurance.
According to Dela Cruz, only farmers and their dependents who are registered in RSBSA are eligible to receive such assistance from DA. He also urges the farmers to join other legitimate farm-related associations or organizations to strengthen their accessibility to government assistance.
The RSBSA also aims to enhance the yield of the farmers. Since they were able to receive financial assistance, agriculture owners and workers registered in RSBSA can practically have all the materials and equipment needed to ensure abundant harvest.
Covered in the RSBSA guidelines are farmers, stakeholders, farm laborers or workers, fisherfolks, fishery operators or workers, and atleast 18 years old at the time of registration.
Requirement for registration is one (1) original copy and photocopy of a valid ID such as SSS/ GSIS UMID card, postal ID, TIN card, Passport, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID, OWWA/DOLE card, Voter’s ID or certification from the election officer with a dry seal, PNP (Philippine National Police) firearms license, Senior citizen ID.
For registrants without valid ID, a duly signed barangay certification containing his/her permanent residency should be secured. They must also present a proof of farming activity, like a land certificate (land title, certificate of land ownership, deed of donation, or lease of agreement) and municipal/ city/ barangay business permit or geotagged photos their farm. (MRBL/MIO)