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IRR FOR DIRECT PURCHASE FROM FARMERS RELEASED

After Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s constant follow-ups with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the roll-out of the provision on negotiated procurement with farmers and fisherfolk have finally been released. The Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) submitted to the Senate a copy of the IRR that will allow […]

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DA GIVES P231M AID TO BATANGAS FARMERS, FISHERFOLK

The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed more than P231 million worth of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, tools, machinery, and other interventions to farmers, fisherfolk, and organizations in Batangas who were affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano. The volcanic eruption mainly affected the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna wherein 12,438 hectares of CALABARZON’s agricultural […]

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INCLUDE FARMERS IN OIL PRICE SUBSIDY – PANGILINAN

Farmers and fishermen equally hurting from the incessant oil price spikes must not be left out in the distribution of government subsidy to affected transport sectors, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. At the same time, Pangilinan reiterated his call to suspend the excise tax on oil products to mitigate the impact of oil prices, which hit […]

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ISSUE ‘SAGIP SAKA’ IRR NOW, SAYS PANGILINAN

The two-year delay in the issuance of guidelines for the full implementation of Sagip Saka Act of 2019 has left hanging farmers and fisherfolk who should benefit from the over P41 billion intended for direct food purchases in the 2021 national budget, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said. “Maganda sanang stimulus o pantulak itong P41 billion para […]

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DSWD’S P4.12B BUDGET BOOSTS FIGHT VS HUNGER

The P4.12-billion budget of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for direct food purchase for its feeding programs will help Filipino farmers and fisherfolk and help combat hunger, said vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan. “Ako ay lubos na natutuwa na ang DSWD ay naglaan ng budget para sa direktang pagbili ng mga produktong […]

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GIVE FARMERS, FISHERFOLK PENSIONS – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan filed a measure that seeks to create a social security and pension program for farmers and fisherfolk. “Kinikilala ng panukalang batas na ito ang mahalagang papel at kontribusyon ng ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda sa araw-araw nating pamumuhay (This proposed measure recognizes the fundamental role and contributions of our farmers and fisherfolk […]

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LAPID: GIVE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS PENSION BENEFITS

Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill which seeks to create the Agricultural Pension Fund (APF) to provide pension benefits to agricultural workers, especially farmers and fisherfolk. Senate Bill No. 2335 explains that it is a policy of the State to, from time to time, review and upgrade the pensions and other benefits due to […]

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DINGALAN FISHERMEN TO USE WEATHER APP – TAAY

At least 300 fisherfolk in Dingalan, Aurora will soon be able to accurately monitor weather conditions before going to sea, especially during the typhoon season. The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) will introduce the ISDApp in the coastal community of Dingalan to enhance the […]

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TAP LOCAL FARMERS, FISHERS FOR FOOD ‘AYUDA’

As the budget department recommended that “ayuda” (assistance) during this stricter lockdown be given in kind, Senator Kiko Pangilinan suggested that national government agencies and local government units tap local farmers and fisherfolk to supply produce for food packs at fair market prices. “Kung food packs ang ipapamigay, tulong ito para hindi magutom ang pinaka-apektado […]

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AID FISHERFOLK HIT BY COVID LOCKDOWN – PANGILINAN

As the Philippines faces a surge in COVID-19 cases, Senator Kiko Pangilinan wants the government to provide health kits and financial assistance to the country’s almost 1.5 million fisherfolk, who are suffering from low selling price due to checkpoints and access to ice for their catch. “Wag po nating kalimutan ang ating mga mangingisda dahil […]