Senator Imee Marcos said farmers should not be made to wait for assistance after their crops are destroyed by typhoons.
The Ilocos Norte politiko has filed Senate Bill No. 883 which seeks to expand crop insurance for farmers.
Marcos said that through her proposed measure farmers will automatically received insurance payment.
“Hindi na nila hihintaying magdeklara ang gobyerno ng state of calamity o i-assess pa ang pinsala sa agrikultura bago sila makakubra sa insurance,” she said.
“Automatic na silang babayaran kahit pa kasagsagan ng bagyo,” Marcos added.