Tag Archives: food crisis

MARCOS-DUTERTE NEWS ROUNDUP: Bongbong cites need to urgently address looming food crisis

Bongbong to temporarily head DA

 June 20, 2022, 8:26 pm

MANILA – President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday said he will temporarily head the Department of Agriculture (DA), citing the need to urgently address the looming food crisis in the country.“As to agriculture, I think that the problem is severe enough that I… Read More

Marcos tells Sara Duterte to look after welfare of teache

Shortlist of candidates for Cabinet posts ‘getting shorter’

Marcos eyes VAT from partially-processed ore exports

Sara won’t allow insurgency to ruin children’s future

LEGARDA worried by rising food and energy prices

Legarda pushes for regenerative agri systems

  Four-term Senator Loren Legarda urged the nation, most especially government institutions, to seriously reflect on the moral duty to change the current food system.“In an interconnected world, we are faced again with the negative implications of the war in Ukraine. Rising food… Read More

DAR’s mega-farm project for P20/kilo rice gets farmers’ support

 June 9, 2022, 6:11

MANILA – Farmers are excited about the Department of Agrarian Reform’s plan to create “mega-farms” to help the government bring down the price of rice to PHP20 per kilo, according to DAR Secretary Bernie Cruz.In a message sent to the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, Cruz said that they have… Read More

Increased funding, NFA buffer stock to lower rice price: DA

MANILA – Higher funding and increasing rice buffer stock will play a significant role in lowering the price of the staple in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Thursday.Agriculture Secretary William Dar said a PHP20 per kilogram price of rice would be only feasible with… Read More

Solon warns of looming nutrition crisis

  A lawmaker on Thursday warned the country of a looming nutrition crisis as a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that some 100,000 new families experienced involuntary hunger during the first quarter of 2022 amid surging commodity prices.Albay Rep. Joey Salceda cited… Read More

PORK CRISIS: Go wants long-term solution; NBI to run after hoarders

 February 8, 2021

MANILA – Saying the price cap on pork and chicken is effective for only two months, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday said a long-term solution is needed to address supply shortage of food commodities in the country.“Hindi po natatapos diyan. Dapat po mayroon tayong… Read More

State universities, students enjoy too much freedom: evangelist

 February 8, 2021, 8:55 pm

MANILA– Given their autonomous status, state colleges and universities like the University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), including government scholars have been enjoying too much freedom, a televangelist said.Speaking during the “Ang Dating… Read More

NBI directed to go after profiteers, hoarders of pork

 February 8

MANILA – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate groups or individuals profiteering and hoarding agricultural products, including pork.Under Department Order No. 029 dated Feb. 8, the NBI through Officer in Charge Eric B…. Read More