Most Outstanding Municipality

To ensure food security and to make the countrys agriculture sector viable, efficient and globally competitive, Republic Act no. 11203, otherwise known as the “ Rice Tariffication Law”was promulgated. The law created the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) or Rice Fund to improve rice farmers competitiveness and income amidst liberazation of the Philippine rice trade policy that lifted quantitative restrictions on rice imports and replaced it with tariffs.

One Component of the Rice Tarrification Law is the rice seeds to be distributed in all municipalities. In our municipality was among of the recipient of the said program and allocated 23,560 bags of inbred seeds for the year 2020.

The Philrice Isabela awarded the Municipality of Echague as one of the Most outstanding Municipality in Isabela for achieving 108.379% distribution based on RCEF – Seed allocation with a total of 23,560 bags of seed distributed during the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund Seed Program for the season of 2020 dry 2020 wet and 2021 dry. This award was received by the Municipality of Echague during the RCEF annual meeting held at provincial Capitol , Alibagu, City of Ilagan, Isabela on March 10, 2021.