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INNOVATION WILL HELP SUGAR FARMERS – GORDON

Following a proposal by the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to import sugar, Senator Dick Gordon has recommended to develop the Philippines’ sugar industry and help the farmers earn more through innovation. “[Dapat] palakasin ang capability at capacity ng ating sugar farmers para lumakas ang kanilang produkto at mabigyan sila […]

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STOP IMPORTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS – ZUBIRI

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri is taking firm a stand against agricultural importation, calling for the Department of Agriculture to cease importation during harvest season for local farmers. This call comes after two straight weeks of plummeting millgate prices for raw sugar, in anticipation of the impending sugar importation as announced by the Sugar Regulatory […]

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STOP IMPORTING ‘GALUNGGONG’ – PANGILINAN

As the Department of Agriculture’s claim of fish shortage is disputed even by the fisheries sector, vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan said smugglers of food items will be jailed and the “mafia-style” importation of galunggong (round scad) and other food items will be dismantled under a Robredo-Pangilinan administration. “Tulad ng pag-import ng PPEs (personal protective […]

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Government

DA PROBES ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN PORK IMPORTATION

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has created a special committee to look into allegations of corruption in the allocation of meat import certificates under the in-quota Minimum Access Volume (MAV) scheme. “While we stand firm that the issuance of MAV in-quota allocation is above-board and non-discretionary, we have created a special committee to look into allegations […]

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CANADA SHOULD TAKE BACK ITS TRASH – PIMENTEL

Senator Koko Pimentel III has supported the call of President Rodrigo Duterte for Canada to take back the garbage it had shipped to the Philippines years back. “No country (no matter how poor) should be treated as a dumping ground of the waste of rich countries. Bawal yan even under international law (That is forbidden […]

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DA SHOULD RETHINK FISH IMPORTATION POLICY – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar said the Department of Agriculture (DA) should rethink its policy of importation, stressing the danger it poses to the livelihood of small farmers and fisherfolk. The seasoned legislator made this statement after the Department of Agriculture approved the importation of 17,000 metric tons of galunggong (round scad) from China, in a bid […]