Rice Tarrification to provide support to farmers

MANILA (November 18) — The passage of the Rice Tariffication Bill will give farmers “a fighting chance”  by boosting their productivity and ensuring that they become competitive with other farmers from neighboring ASEAN countries. Senator Cynthia Villar, principal author of the bill which was approved on third and final reading last week, said the move …

President Duterte to Unmask Rice Hoarders, Cartel

METRO MANILA (July 24)– President Rodrigo R. Duterte has directed all intelligence agencies to unmask those behind the operation of rice hoarding and cartel which has led to artificial rice shortage and subsequently, the increase in its price. He also warned rice hoarders, cartels and their protectors to disengage from their operators or face the …