Effects of rice tariffication law temporary: Piñol
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Effects of rice tariffication law temporary: Piñol

Effects of rice tariffication law temporary: Piñol By Cherry Mhae Palicte DAVAO CITY (Philippines News Agency) — Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol assured farmers that the effects of the rice tariffication law are only temporary. During a consultation held in Davao City on Thursday, farmers from various parts of Mindanao expressed their apprehension with the law. … Continue reading

‘Usman’ damage to agriculture reaches P1-B: Piñol
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‘Usman’ damage to agriculture reaches P1-B: Piñol

‘Usman’ damage to agriculture reaches P1-B: Piñol By Lilybeth Ison MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Damages to agriculture brought about by Tropical Depression “Usman” has breached the PHP1-billion mark, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said on Monday. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the DA Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Operation Center recorded PHP1.08 billion in damages and losses, with … Continue reading

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No rice shortage: Piñol

No rice shortage: Piñol By Filane Mikee Cervantes   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol on Monday stressed that there is no shortage of rice in the country. Piñol, however, admitted that there is a hike in rice prices due to “speculation” in light of the delayed arrival of imported rice, … Continue reading

President Duterte warns using emergency powers vs. rice hoarders
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President Duterte warns using emergency powers vs. rice hoarders

PRRD warns using emergency powers vs. rice hoarders By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday warned rice hoarders not to test his patience saying he would not hesitate to exercise his emergency powers against them amid the country’s rice woes. “Now, I’m just warning the traders, lalo na … Continue reading