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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO. 139, (1973-10-23)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTION NO. 139, October 23, 1973 ]

The Budget Commissioner,
The Director, Bureau of Plant Industry

Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, "the Budget Commissioner is hereby directed to release from the Calamity Fund P2 million to the Bureau of Plant Industry for use in the immediate purchase and distribution of good palay seeds for lending to farmers in Cotabato, Central Luzon, Laguna and the Bicol area who lost their rice crop due to floods, plant diseases and typhoons "Lulling" and "Narsing" and who by virtue of their location are capable of replanting their farms.

The Director of the Bureau of Plant Industry will administer the seed purchases and distribution.

The seeds will be purchased at the current seed price and shall be distributed to deserving farmers, payable after the harvest of the crop for which the seeds are used.  Farmers receiving the seeds will be allowed to pay cash for the seeds at half normal seed price or pay in kind on a 1 to 1 basis, by volume or weight.

Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd day of October, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.

Republic of the Philippines