Category Archives: sagip saka

Pangilinan: Stop perpetuating demeaning stereotypes of farmers

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 […]

Data-driven agriculture should be able to help raise farmers’ incomes: Pangilinan

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.

Pangilinan to DepEd: Buy directly from farmers, fishers for P5.9B school-feeding program

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 […]

Agriculture is engine of growth during COVID pandemic: Pangilinan

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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 as part of new normal to ensure food security: Pangilinan

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 […]

Farmers, families benefit from Sagip Saka in Pampanga

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 […]

Pangilinan: Fast-track Sagip Saka implementation to help rice farmers hit by Rice Tariffication Law

At the start of the planting season this year, Senator Francis “Kiko” Panglinan issued a strong appeal implement the Sagip Saka Law quickly and efficiently to aid farmers adversely affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. Pangilinan made the call as two major farmers’ groups predicted a decline in the willingness of the country’s farmers to […]

With Sagip Saka IRR signed, system for raising farmers’ incomes now in place: Pangilinan

MANILA – With the signing of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Sagip Saka Act, the Department of Agriculture now have the framework to effectively raise the incomes of farmers and fisherfolk, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Monday. “We have passed the law, and now that Agriculture Secretary William Dar signed the IRR, […]