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Duterte: PH won t be rice self-sufficient during my term

Duterte: PH won t be rice self-sufficient during my term.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepOct 12th, 2018

We have enough rice and more coming, DU30 assures Filipinos

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has assured Filipinos that there is sufficient supply of rice, allaying fears of a rice shortage. “Ngayon sinasabi nila na may shortage daw ng bigas. Eh marami namang bigas, paparating pa nga dito eh. Ngayon sumobra nga,” Duterte said during his meeting with the Filipino community in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Philippines Unlikely to Be Rice Self-Sufficient: Duterte

The Philippines is unlikely to become self-sufficient in rice production, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (13/06), appearing to contradict his agriculture minister, who had set a 2020 t Source link link: Philippines Unlikely to Be Rice Self-Sufficient: Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Philippines Unlikely to Be Rice Self-Sufficient: Duterte

The Philippines is unlikely to become self-sufficient in rice production, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (13/06), appearing to contradict his agriculture minister, who had set a 2020 t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient

The country’s huge population and shortage of farmlands are among the factors preventing the Philippine from becoming self-sufficient in rice, President Duterte said. Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient The country’s growing population and dwindling farmlands are among the reasons the Philippine may never become sufficient in rice, President Duterte… link: Growing population, dwindling farmlands reasons PH may never become rice sufficient.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Philippines unlikely to be rice self-sufficient — Duterte

MANILA — The Philippines is unlikely to become self-sufficient in rice production, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, appearing to contradict his agriculture minister who had set a 2020 target to produce enough rice to meet the country’s needs. The Southeast Asian country is a frequent buyer of rice mainly from Vietnam and Thailand, usually […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that the Philippines is still working towards 100% rice self-sufficiency despite President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks the previous day. "We will forever aim to be rice-sufficient. All administrations want to be rice-sufficient," said Roque on Thursday, June 14, during ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Philippines unlikely to be rice self-sufficient – Duterte - InterAksyon

Philippines unlikely to be rice self-sufficient – Duterte - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Philippines unlikely to be rice self-sufficient – Duterte

MANILA, – The Philippines is unlikely to become self-sufficient in rice production, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday, appearing to contradict his agriculture minister who had set a 2020 target to produce enough rice to meet the country’s needs. The Southeast Asian country is a frequent buyer of rice mainly from Vietnam and Thailand, usually […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Duterte: PH will always import rice

The country will never attain rice sufficiency and may import the staple for as long as the problems of overpopulation and lack of arable land are present, President Rodrigo Duterte said.   Speaking at the signing of an agreement on the Free Higher Education Act on Wednesday, the President said the country was hard put to "satisfy the food [needs] of the Filipinos."   In Mindanao, he said, food crops have declined because choice lands had been taken over "by the cash-crop guys."   "If you ask me...we just have to import rice," the President said. "I do not believe that we can be rice sufficient."   He elicited laughter from his audience when he...Keep on reading: Duterte: PH will always import rice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rice expert joins Monetary Board

FILIPINO economist and former Agriculture undersecretary Bruce Tolentino has formally joined the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Monetary Board (MB). Central Bank Governor Nestor Espenilla administered Tolentino’s oath on Friday following the latter’s June 6 appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte. Tolentino will serve until July 21, 2020, corresponding to the unexpired six-year term balance of Valentin [...] The post Rice expert joins Monetary Board appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

PH plans to import 250,000 tons rice for delivery within Q3

It will be the first rice import deal for the six-week-old administration, which has vowed to make the Philippines self sufficient in rice production within its six-year term......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Sotto laughs off lame duck solons crying for Diokno’s resignation

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III on Friday brushed aside some members of the House of Representatives who were urging President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, saying their term would soon end.   "Kami sa mga Senado, 'wag nila ikagalit, with due respect, natatawa kami yung mga nagpapa-resign kay Diokno hanggang June 30 na lang e. Tapos pinapa-resign nila si DBM Secretary [Department of Budget and Management]," Sotto told radio station dzMM.   Sotto's reaction came after Minority Leader Danilo Suarez filed House Resolution No. 2365 which urged Duterte to "reconsider his appointment" o...Keep on reading: Sotto laughs off lame duck solons crying for Diokno’s resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

WATCH: Filipino tweens and teens talk human rights

MANILA, Philippines – When the term 'human rights' is brought up, most assume that it's a heavy topic. It's seen as two words packed with meaning, touching on serious themes such as equality and social justice. The term has also been  maligned in recent years  by many of President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Palace optimistic federal Charter will be passed during Duterte’s term

MANILA, Philippines -- Malacaang has remained optimistic the draft federal Charter would be approved within the term of President Rodrigo Duterte.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the remarks after senators said the draft Charter would not be passed during the 17th Congress, which is only until July 2019.   Duterte is currently into the middle of his six-year term, which began on the afternoon of June 30, 2016.   The House of Representatives on December 4 approved on second reading its version of draft federal Constitution, less than five session days left before Congress goes on Christmas break.   READ:House OKs draft federal...Keep on reading: Palace optimistic federal Charter will be passed during Duterte’s term.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Duterte: Don’t be so sad about being taxed

MANILA, Philippines --- Don't be "so sad about being taxed," President Rodrigo Duterte told the public on Wednesday, a day after he approved the proposal for the government to proceed with the second round of fuel excise tax hikes in 2019. "Do not be so sad about being taxed because your money here during my term is safe. I will not allow corruption. I have fired so many Cabinet members for just an infraction," he said in a speech during the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas in Malacaang. On Tuesday, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the President had approved the fuel tax hike starting next month. READ:Duterte approves 2nd round of fu...Keep on reading: Duterte: Don’t be so sad about being taxed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Energy Investments Are Top Priority – Cusi

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi today emphasizes that the call to invest in the energy sector is the Duterte Administration’s top priority. “Ensuring reliable, sufficient and affordable electricity in the country entails close cooperation and collaboration with all our partners in the industry,” Sec. Cusi said. “We need to step up to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Philippine military intel units to serve as core of gov’t hit squads vs NPA

  MANILA, Philippines - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Tuesday that the military's intelligence units would be at the center of the government's hit squad against communist rebels.   "The core of this would be intelligence units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Merong Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. They can form the core of anti-sparrow units," he said in an interview with CNN Philippines' The Source.   President Rodrigo Duterte last week ordered the creation of the government's own sparrow units to go after members of the New People's Army (NPA) and its sympathizers.   The term "sparrow unit" stemmed from the Special Part...Keep on reading: Philippine military intel units to serve as core of gov’t hit squads vs NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Duterte government sets framework for long-term cooperation with China on infrastructure development

THE GOVERNMENT of President Rodrigo R. Duterte hopes to set the stage for long-term bilateral cooperation on infrastructure development with China, with a 10-year framework on this matter among the 29 deals signed during President Xi Jinping’s Nov. 20-21 state visit to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Robredo questions Duterte order vs lawless violence

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday, November 25, questioned President Rodrigo Duterte's new memorandum order (MO) against lawless violence, even as she did not object to increasing troops in Bicol, Samar, and Negros Island.  Robredo said Malacañang should justify its use of the term "lawless violence," as many worried ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018