6 months Give rice tariff law a chance, govt urged Manilatimes |Biz
Despite appeals from industry stakeholders, particularly farmers groups, the government should wait at least a year of implementing the Rice Tariffication Act before it pursues a review of the law, an agriculture expert said. For Former Agriculture Secretary Dr. William Dar, who is also the current president of InangLupa Movement Inc., a review of Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law would be unwise for the government to do. Reviewing the law at least a year after it has been fully implemented will allow the government to clearly determine the impacts of the law, both to farmers and consumers, ... more