AS Isabela rice farmers struggle with the twin effects of the Rice Tariffication Law and the Covid-19 pandemic, an Isabela-based cooperative avoided bankruptcy and even posted higher earnings due to the direct buying of rice by local government units (LGUs).
FARMERS who feed us should be treated with respect and portrayed as people of dignity, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said reacting to a Department of Education (DepEd) module portraying farmers wearing tattered clothes. Raising the issue at the plenary debates for the budget of the DepEd late Thursday night, Pangilinan asked to be clarified who […]
IMAGINE Filipino rice farmer Mang Romeo checking his cellphone for the type of soil of his sakahan, or current price of his crops, or the weather and getting immediate response so that he can make the proper interventions. Technologies already exist that would lower the risks to losses and thus earn more for him.
AS 24.5 million learners return to public schooling today, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Monday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to buy directly from farmers, fisher folk, and their organizations the food and milk for its P5.9-billion school-based feeding program. “Hinihiling natin kay Ka Liling Briones na direktang makipag-ugnayan kay Secretary Willy Dar ng […]
Republic Act 11321 or the Sagip Saka Act of 2019 aims to increase the incomes of farmers and fisher folk by requiring government agencies to purchase produce and harvest directly from farm enterprises. By going directly to the farmers and fisher folk and eliminating the middlemen, food prices go down and food producers earn more. […]
A NEW, better normal puts food and food producers front and center in the rebuilding of the economy that has collapsed over the COVID-19 pandemic and the failed Administration response to it, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Sunday.
Sagip Saka kabahin sa bag-o nga normal, mosiguro sa seguridad sa pagkaon: Pangilinan ISIP kabahin sa bag-ong normal nga dala pandemyang COVID-19, ang Sagip Saka Act sa 2019 nga nagpahimutang sa institusyon ug insentibo sa mga direktang mangkompra og produktong pagkaon gikan sa mga mag-uuma, mangingisda, ug uban pang mga magtatanum sa pagkaon, ang […]
SENATOR Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Friday lauded the efforts of a community in Pampanga for buying produce directly from farmers for relief assistance during the pandemic. In an online consultation-dialogue with farmers, other food growers, provincial board members and local executives on food production and distribution in Pampanga during the COVID-19 pandemic, Barangay Captain Froilan […]
A TOTAL of 442 local governments have bought over P2.5 billion worth of harvests directly from farmers and fisher folk during the COVID lockdown, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Thursday.
FILIPINO farmers and fisher folk fed the Philippines for over two months that Metro Manila and other parts of the country were under community quarantine, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Sunday, eve of the easing of the quarantine and also National Fisherfolks Day.