Posts Tagged rice tariffication law

Millers urge government to buy locally-produced rice

Marje Pelayo   •   May 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Under Executive Order 135, the tariff on rice from countries like India, Pakistan and China will be reduced to 35% from 40% to 50%. Agriculture group Samahan...

Mababang presyo ng palay dahil sa rice tariffication law, itinanggi ng DA

Robie de Guzman   •   October 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Mariing pinabulaanan ng Department of Agriculture ang alegasyon ng ilang grupo ng mga magsasaka hinggil sa umano’y pagbaba ng presyo ng palay dahil sa ipinatutupad na Rice...

Multi-sectoral group calls for repeal of rice liberalization law; doubts Duterte’s sincerity in suspending rice importation

Maris Federez   •   November 20, 2019

A multi-sectoral group expressed doubts on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s sincerity when he announced that he is ordering the temporary suspension of rice importation in the country. The group went...

Duterte orders DA to suspend rice importation

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (November 19) said he has ordered Agriculture Sec. William Dar to suspend rice importation because it’s harvest time for local rice. He...

DA reserves P3-B for next year to support more farmers affected by rice tariff law

Marje Pelayo   •   November 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will reserve P3 billion for the next batch of farmers affected by the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). Agriculture Secretary...

Farmers group fears losing over P140B to Rice Tariffication Law, plans protest

Marje Pelayo   •   November 18, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A group of farmers is planning a massive protest against the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law. Federation of Free Farmers Chair Leonardo Montemayor said farmers might...

DA to review Rice Tariffication law as Phl ranks as world’s biggest rice importer

Maris Federez   •   November 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A United States agency report reveals that the Philippines has become the world’s biggest importer of rice, just months after the rice tariffication bill was enacted. The...

Duterte tells NFA to buy palay from local farmers at reasonable price

Robie de Guzman   •   September 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told the Department of Agriculture, through the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy palay (unhusked rice) from local farmers at a reasonable...

Lawmaker seeks PCC probe on abusive rice importers

Maris Federez   •   September 4, 2019

A group of farmers has launched their complaints at Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the effect of the rice tariffication law on the agricultural sector. They claimed that with the arrival...

DA to start P15,000 loan program for farmers in September

Marje Pelayo   •   August 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s loan program for farmers is set to begin in September, according to the Department of Agriculture (DA). The financial assistance aims at helping local farmers...

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