MANILA, Philippines — Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri is urging the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry to provide strong support for the agricultural sector as it tries to recover from losses incurred during the several stages of community quarantines prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In these times, we should be buying Filipino — rice, livestock, local produce, sugar, and so on. The basic rule in food security is to protect the most vulnerable, and that means protecting not only our consumers but also our producers,” Zubiri said in a recent statement.
“The problem is that this basic rule gets derailed by trade practices that at t…
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