December 5, 2022

The Department of Agriculture assured the country’s food production remains sufficient, particularly prime agricultural products such as rice, vegetables, chicken, and fish.
DA Usec. Ariel Cayanan said record-breaking harvest productions are monitored, securing three-month long buffer stock.
Likewise, lowland vegetables are now 150 percent sufficient while highland vegetables reached a 158 percent sufficiency level.
He said they have been pleading to exempt aid subsidies for farmers and fisherfolk from the spending ban of the Commission on Elections.
“If the intent is for it not to be politicized, then the benefits intended for farmers, in particular, should not be sacrificed, and the people, in general,” he said.
He added partisan actions should be definitely waived, but not at the expense of the farmers. – PNA