IBON Executive Director on increasing food inflation

September 5, 2023

by IBON Foundation

President and concurrent agriculture secretary Marcos Jr’s rice price cap is now more clearly a mere show of action to try and stem growing discontent with soaring rice prices under his watch.

A competent agriculture secretary is needed to stop food inflation from worsening. The replacement also shouldn’t be blinded by free market dogma and should understand the importance of really protecting and supporting Filipino farmers.