PBBM faces magnitude of challenges requiring concrete, comprehensive, impactful solutions – Poe

PBBM faces magnitude of challenges requiring concrete, comprehensive, impactful solutions – Poe

Sen. Grace Poe (SCMP courtesy)

MANILA – Senator Grace Poe expected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., to lay down concrete, comprehensive and impactful solution to the magnitude of challenges facing the nation on his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.

In a statement, Poe said that as the inflation rate hits 6.1 percent in June, the highest since October 2018, economists say our one peso now only has a value of 87 centavos.

“Food, goods, and transportation are becoming pricier amid high fuel costs,” she said.

Poe said that with no less than the President at the helm of the Department of Agriculture, we expect that focus and funding will be poured into the sector to scale up the country’s agricultural production.

Support for our local farmers, fishers, and producers is crucial as they bring food to the table and provide the backbone for food security.

“Hunger punishes the children most. Its effects are irreversible. We hope that government feeding programs in schools and communities will be beefed up and expanded to cover all intended beneficiaries without fail,” she said.

Poe said that at least 2.93 million Filipinos are without jobs, the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. “The Public Service Act that we have authored and sponsored paves the way for much-needed investments and competition, which should create more jobs and improve services at affordable costs.”

“Providing economic opportunities should be at the core of our comprehensive infrastructure plan, marked by crucial, high-impact projects that are thoroughly planned and carried out without delays and wastage,” Poe explained.
(ai/mtvn)

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