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Tag: agriculture liberalization

Cheaper rice for now, but at what cost?

February 22, 2019

by Sonny Africa The government’s economic managers claim that the new Rice Tariffication Act which takes effect on March 5, 2019 will ensure the availability of cheaper rice for Filipino consumers. They also claim that the law will make Filipino rice farmers more competitive and profitable. Yet while rice from abroad could become cheaper for […]

Crisis in PH Agriculture

February 21, 2019

​Why rice tariffication does not guarantee lower rice prices

August 25, 2018

Accelerating inflation is becoming worrisome for tens of millions of low-income Filipino families. Since the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) kicked off early this year, the prices of goods and services have climbed incessantly. Rice inflation itself accelerated from just 1.5% in the beginning of 2018 to a 5% high in July. Inflation […]

Hinggil sa Rice Tariffication: Gabay sa Talakayan

August 23, 2018

Idownload ang Hinggil sa Rice Tariffication: Gabay sa Talakayan Sa harap ng tuloy-tuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng bigas at mga batayang bilihin, itinutulak na ng administrasyong Duterte ang rice tariffication upang diumano ay maseguro ang suplay ng bigas at maestabilisa ang presyo nito. Itinuturo rin ng administrasyon ang mataas na presyo ng bigas, kasama […]