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ECLEO: BOOST PH FOOD PRODUCTION AMID CRISES

A lawmaker said the Philippines should boost its own food production capacity in light of the “looming food crisis” to affect the country in the second half of the year. Dinagat Islands Representative Alan Ecleo said his fellow legislators and the incoming Marcos Administration should pursue programs that will provide farmers, fisherfolk, and agricultural cooperatives […]

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CRISIS OPENS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURE – DAR

Despite no respite from the rage of the so-called “perfect storm,” the Department of Agriculture (DA) remains undaunted by the challenges confronting the farm and fishery sector, staying focused and believing that the current crisis also presents opportunities for innovation, transformation, and regeneration. In his presentation during the Economic and Infrastructure Development Clusters’ pre-State of […]

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AGRICULTURE INVESTMENTS TO PROVIDE FOOD, CREATE JOBS AFTER A CRISIS – DAR

“Investment in agriculture can help revive food production and create jobs following a crisis and enable rural communities to recover.” According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, the government must continue to partner with local government units and the private sector, to increase food sufficiency levels, and modernize and industrialize the country’s agri-fishery sector. Emphasizing the […]

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HOUSE APPROVES SPECIAL POWERS FOR DUTERTE TO ADDRESS COVID-19 CRISIS

The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a bill declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The chamber approved House Bill 6616, otherwise known as “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”, with 284 affirmative votes, 9 negative votes, and no […]

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RIGHT INFORMATION, CORRECT MESSAGING ARE IMPORTANT IN ANY CRISIS – ARAGONES

In a joint meeting of the Committees on Economic Affairs and Tourism recently, Economic Affairs Chair Sharon Garin (Party-list, AAMBIS-OWA) expressed confidence that the Philippine tourism industry will soon recover from the COVID-19 (formerly known as the 2019 novel coronavirus) scare. On the directive of House Speaker Alan Peter “Compañero” Cayetano, Garin and Tourism Committee […]