2 weeks Villar to DA: Implement rice programs Manilatimes
SEN. Cynthia Villar on Friday called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) to implement its rice programs to spur agricultural growth and help farmers.
Sen. Cynthia Villar. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA Villar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said the DA has over P25 billion to fund the National Rice Program and the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) and boost the country’s rice sufficiency and augment the income of farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. She noted that the fixation on putting the blame on RCEF and tariffication for the failure ... more