Increased Masagana 99 Loans Ceiling and Price Support for Palay
Letter of Instructions No. 228

November 28, 1974


TO : The Governor, Central Bank of the Philippines
The President, Philippine National Bank
The Administrator, Agricultural Credit Administration
The Administrator, National Grains Authority
The Chairman, National Food and Agricultural Council

In view of the spiraling increases in the cost of fertilizer, farm chemicals, irrigation fees and other production inputs and in order to assure continued rice production under the government's Masagana 99 program, I hereby order and direct

1. The Governor of the Central bank of the Philippines, the President of the Philippine National Bank and the Administrator of the Agricultural Credit Administration to increase the Masagana 99 loans ceiling from the present level of P900 per hectare to P1,600 per hectare effective immediately. cd

2. The Administrator of the National Grains Authority to increase the support price for palay to P50 per cavan of 50 kilos.

3. The National Food and Agricultural Council and other government agencies involved to extend all assistance and cooperation in the implementation of this Letter of Instructions.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 28th day of November, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Four.