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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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FREE TRANSPORT FOR PRODUCTS OF FARMERS, FISHERFOLK – PANGILINAN

With oil prices scheduled to increase next week, Senator Kiko Pangilinan called on the government to take necessary measures to help the farmers and fisherfolk who will be affected by the hike. Based on reports, prices of diesel will go up by as much as P2.10 per liter while gasoline by P1.40 to 1.50 per […]

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SAGIP SAKA TO STABILIZE FOOD PRICES – PANGILINAN

With August inflation rate rising to 4.9 percent, the highest since January 2019, Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated that his Sagip Saka Act will help stabilize food prices especially amid the pandemic. “Ngayong mataas ang presyo ng mga bilihin, kailangan na nating paigtingin pa ang pagpapatupad ng Sagip Saka Act para makatulong sa pagbaba ng presyo […]

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PANGASINAN RICE FARMERS TO SUPPLY LGU PROJECTS

The Provincial Government of Pangasinan will start implementing a Palay Procurement Program where the government will purchase directly from farmers to supply provincial government institutions and projects. In a dialogue with local government units (LGUs) of Pangasinan, Senator Kiko Pangilinan said that it is the essence of the Sagip Saka Act. “Nakita na natin ito […]

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2 HOUSE REPS BACK SAGIP SAKA ACT – PANGILINAN

Two Pangasinan congressmen and local executives expressed support for the implementation of Sagip Saka Act as COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect local farmers and fishermen. Pangasinan’s 6th District Congressman Tyrone Agabas said his office, in fact, encourages Pangasinan LGUs to implement Sagip Saka. “This is a tool, a mechanism to capacitate not only the farmers, […]

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‘SAGIP SAKA’ ACT IRR TO ENHANCE AGRIBUSINESS – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 113211, or the “Sagip Saka” Act, will further enhance agribusiness in the country. “I thank the authors of RA 113211 as this can concretize, and support the new programs and projects of the Department of Agriculture (DA) […]

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SENATE ADOPTS HOUSE VERSION OF PROPOSED ‘SAGIP SAKA ACT’ – PANGANIBAN

The Senate has adopted House Bill 8857 or the proposed “Sagip Saka Act” which seeks to institute the Farmers and Fisherfolk Enterprise Development Program to be under the Department of Agriculture, as an amendment to Senate Bill 1281. House Bill 8857, principally authored by Committee on Agriculture and Food Chairman Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr., CPA, […]