8 months DA working to implement rice tariffication law – Piñol Manilatimes |Biz
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday it was doing everything necessary to ensure that Republic Act 11203, or the Philippine Rice Tarrification Act, would have a “smooth” implementation after a lawmaker accused the agency of delaying it. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol“There is no truth to the allegation by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian that the [DA] is delaying the implementation of the Rice Tariffication and Liberalization Law signed recently by President [Rodrigo] Duterte,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said in a statement. His denial came after Gatchalian urged the DA in a DzBB radio interview to “cooperate fully in implementing the law,” adding ... more