Duterte bats for elevation of food adequacy level amid crisis

President Rodrigo R. Duterte said in his state-of-the-nation (SONA) address a PhP66B agricultural stimulus package, which includes the Plant, Plant, Plant program, will help the agricultural and fisheries sector recover from the blow of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar previously recommended to lawmakers a PhP66B stimulus plan which will be used to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 on the agriculture sector. The stimulus package includes PhP15B for the cash-for-work program for agri-fishery workers, PhP20B for the food logistics or food markets, and PhP31B for “Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat” (Alpas) “Kontra sa Covid-19,” or called the “Plant, Plant, Plant” program.

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