In a ceremony conducted at BUTC, Tayhi, the Provincial Government of Albay (PGA) under the governorship of Gov. Al Francis C. Francis, through with the Department of Agriculture (DA), headed by DA Sec. William Dar and Albay Provincial Agricultural Office (APAO) continuously administered  the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Farmers Financial Assistance (RCEF-RFFA) that was held at the Albay Astrodome

During the ceremony, Tabaco farmers received P5, 000.00 as monetary assistance under the RCEF – RFFA program. This initiative intends to sustain and provide help to the local farmers, under the R.A. No. 11230, a law aimed to increase rice farmers’ income and reduce rice production costs by 30% through the distribution of machinery, seeds, finance, and extension programs.