The Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the governance of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara is to secure food and uphold and boost their productivity and profitability of the Albayano farmers the Department of Agriculture (DA) headed by Sec. William Dar , DA-RFOV Regional Executive Director, Sir Rodel Tornilla, Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Vice Gov. Edcel Grex Burce Lagman through the Provincial Agricultural Office headed by Provincial Agriculturist, Cheryll Rebeta conducted its Rice Farmers Financial Assistance pay-out in Ligao City, Albay last February 14, 2022.

The RFFA is an unconditional cash transfer program which aims to provide P5,000 financial assistance each to rice farmers tilling 2 hectares of land and below in the province of Albay. The program aims to provide cash grants to eligible rice farmers to compensate for their income losses due to the decline in palay prices.