Kiko Pangilinan condemns the inaction of administration in boosting local agri production

June 21, 2009

Press Release
June 20, 2009

 

Independent senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan blasts Malacañang’s inaction to help alleviate hunger in the Philippines, and asks the president to boost local agriculture.

 

“We should address the decreasing national rice hectarage. We are losing lands to commercialism,” Pangilinan says. “The yield level of high-yielding rice varieties has not increased. We should look into these matters to ensure our countrymen are shielded from hunger and poverty.”


Pangilinan was reacting to the UN report that world hunger has now reached 1 billion.


“Malaking balakid din ang korupsiyon sa progreso ng bayan. Ano na ba ang nangyari sa kaso ni Jocjoc Bolante sa fertilizer scam? Hindi naman dapat nagugutom ang Pilipino sa yaman natin sa agrikultura at pagpapalaki ng mga hayop. Political will lang naman ang kinakailangan para tayo’y di magutom at umunlad.”

 

 

 

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