ICYMI, Senator Kiko Pangilinan has been quoted telling the Duterte government to ensure that food security of the country is not affected because of the price increase of rice in the world market.
“Pinatitiyak daw ni Sen. Kiko sa pamahalaan na hindi maapektuhan ang food security ng bansa sa pagtaas ng presyo ng bigas sa world market.”
Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles of the FB page Luminous by Trixie Cruz-Angeles & Ahmed Paglinawan can’t help but ask what Senator Pangilinan just said in her FB post posted a few days ago. “Ansabe?”
Atty. Trixie called Sen. Pangilinan “stupid” for making that statement. She asked if Senator Pangilinan isn’t a member of the senate who passed the Rice Tarrification Act? She figured that law clipped NFA’s power to balance the interest of the farmers and consumers.
Eh kung hindi ba naman kayo tinamaan ng magaling… hindi ba myembro ka ng senado na nagpasa ng Rice Tarrification Act? At dun sa batas na yon tinanggalan ninyo ng power ang NFA na balansehin ang mga interes ng mga magsasaka at consumers.
Atty. Trixie added that the Rice Tarrification law puts the interest of the importers first. Because according to Pangilinan and fellow senators, the intent of the law was for the good of the consumers, to have a cheaper price of rice.
Tapos hinayaan ninyong manguna ang IMPORTERS. Kasi sabi ninyo para sa consumers yan, para mura ang bigas.
Atty. Trixie asked if the law passed by Pangilinan and senate colleagues did deliver its promise of a cheaper rice? She lamented the effect is the opposite. Instead, they just turned the country into an import dependent?
O nag mura ba? Tumaas nga sa mundo ngayon, di ba? Kung kelan ginawa ninyong IMPORT DEPENDENT ang bansa?
Atty. Trixie noticed the irony of Senator Pangilinan’s statement – calling on the government to save the country from the rising price of rice commodities in the world market but he was party to the wrecking train called Rice Tarrification Law that left out agriculture sector in a mess?
So paano na? Nananawagan ka na sa pamahalaan na wag hayaan maapektuhan ang bansa sa pambabalahura ninyo sa mga agricultural sector natin?
Atty. Trixie asked Pangilinan if he was not part of government?
Hindi ba pamahalaan ka rin?