Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food hearing Monday said the current state policy on importation of rice does not benefit the Filipino farmers.
“Kasagaran sa mga mag-uuma, inutang ang yuta, mangutang pa og pestisidyo pati similya. Pero pag ibaligya ila produkto, barato ra. Pag sila na ang mopalit, mahal na kaayo (Most farmers rent their lands, borrow pesiticides and seedlings. But when they sell their product, it’s cheap. When they buy the product, it’s expensive),” Arnado said
“Is government going to subsidize (co-existence), or rather spend it in producing better or safer products? That’s the question. Maybe we can have healthier products with lower price if it subsidizes agriculture that is more sustainable, rather than spending on co-existence. It’s the discussion everyone should have,” said TWN scientist Camilo Beltran.
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“Because of the Party’s effort, small farmers and lumads were given help. Since the communal farming began, the people were able to eat and survive),” said Ka Sixto, leader of the red area’s Municipal Revolutionary Committee
Leaders from two unions of Sumifru Phils banana packing plant in Compostela, Compostela Valley file a notice of strike on December 23 after the termination of 138 workers who refused to sign “waiver of commitment”. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
A farmer carries a sign demanding for agrarian reform to benefit farmers during a human rights rally in Digos City.
Farmers in Pigcawayan town in the province of North Cotabato enjoy their rice harvest after almost two years of drought which limited their harvest yields. (davaotoday.com photo by Kennette Jean Millondaga)
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Some 100 fishermen from the coastal village of Lasang, this city, sought the help of the Sangguniang Panglunsod Tuesday to curb regular encroachment of big vessels in the coastal waters that they claimed has robbed them of their chance to catch fish in this part of the Davao Gulf.