7 days Senate approves cash aid to farmers from excess rice import tariff collections MB
The Senate agriculture committee approved on Friday the proposal that would allow the government to disburse its excess tariff collections from rice imports as cash assistance to small farmers. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)nate-hall Senate Joint Resolution No. 12 seeks to authorize the use of excess collections by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) under the Rice Tariffication Act (Republic Act No. 11203) this year to be included in the General Appropriations Act of 2021 for assistance to farmers displaced by the pandemic and the plummeting prices of palay. In the online hearing, Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture ... more