Tag Archives: Rice Tariffication Law

Privilege Speech of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on the State of Rice Farmers

Good afternoon. “Worse than the Japanese occupation”. This was how a 92-year-old farmer described the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law. She knows whereof she speaks because she was a Huk warrior at the bloody retaking of the old Pampanga Sugar Mill garrison from the Japanese. Aside from quoting his mother in his August 7, […]

Drop in rice, palay prices don’t match; compensate farmers for losses ASAP: Pangilinan

MANILA — The dip in rice prices does not match the drop in palay prices, Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan said Sunday, asking the Philippine Competition Commission to investigate and correct this anomaly. “Hindi patas ang pagbaba ng presyo ng palay sa pagbaba ng presyo ng bigas sa merkado,” he said. “Ibig sabihin, hindi sinasagot ng […]

Senate calls to help farmers survive Rice Tariffication impact and buy local rice

MANILA — The Senate on Tuesday is rushing the passage of a joint resolution directing six national agencies and local government units to directly buy rice from local farmers. Joint Resolution 8 directs the Departments of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Defense (DND), Transportation (DOTr), Environment and Natural Resources […]

DoF backs Pangilinan’s call to provide immediate cash aid to rice farmers, effective implementation of Sagip Saka Act

MANILA – The Department of Finance (DoF) has expressed support behind the joint resolution filed by Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan to provide P13-billion immediate cash assistance to rice farmers affected by the Rice Tariffication Law. “We think that a cash transfer program should be developed for the affected rice farmers using the excess,” Finance Secretary […]

Pangilinan welcomes proposed rice tariff hike

Fund should go directly to farmers: Kiko MANILA – After launching its P15,000 loan program for farmers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) announced possible tariff hike in imported rice to help curb the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law — a suggestion welcomed by Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. “Our imports for the first half of […]

Pangilinan files joint reso to amend Rice Tariff Law to allow P13B cash assistance to farmers

‘15,000 loan assistance to 100,000 farmers terribly insufficient’ ‘Emergency situation needs special emergency fund for direct cash transfers’ MANILA — To help Filipino rice farmers cope with the plummeting palay prices, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has filed a joint resolution to amend the Rice Tariffication Law and allow a P13-billion immediate cash assistance to rice […]

Save farmers, buy local rice: Kiko

MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Thursday urged the public to buy local rice to save the farmers reeling from extremely low buying prices of palay — now pegged at only P7 per kilo in Central Luzon, almost half of the production cost of P12 per kilo. “Isang paraan upang matulungan natin ang ating […]