Agriculture

DUTERTE FOCUSED ON FOOD SECURITY ISSUES

Dispels rumors about being ill

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night dispelled rumors about being ill, saying he purposely decided to be out of public eye last week because he was busy reviewing and signing papers that involved “agriculture” issues.

TALK TO THE PEOPLE. President Rodrigo R. Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Monday night (April 12, 2021). Duterte dispelled rumors about being ill, saying he purposely decided to be out of public eye last week because he was busy reviewing and signing papers that involved “agriculture” issues. (Presidential photo by King Rodriguez)

Duterte did not elaborate the particular agriculture document he signed, but noted that concerns involving food are vital especially during a prevailing pandemic.

“Nagpipirma ako doon series of ‘yong sa agriculture. Pinag-aralan ko, binabasa ko habang nagsasalita sila dito (I was signing a series of that in agriculture. I was studying it, I was reading it while they were talking). I was really working on the papers trying to find out if it’s not — ah well, not in accordance with law. It must be lawful and you know we have to intrude into so many things. But in times of crisis, we are just about really to ready to embark on something that can help the people especially on the food issue,” he said in a pre-recorded public address.

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