The Duterte Promises #4

SOLVE HUNGER

A man feeds his 1-year old son in Baseco, Tondo. Some 3.1 million Filipino families experienced hunger in the first quarter of 2016, higher than the 2.6 million number recorded in the last quarter of 2015, a recent survey said.  Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

  • Invest food in terminals with cold storage facilities
  • Make irrigation free and subsidized farm inputs

Read: Pinol to NIA: Resign if you don't agree with free irrigation

  • Invest in agricultural research to help farmers produce more at lower cost.
  • Establish a crop insurance system
  • Develop Public-Private Partnership focused on keeping supplies and prices stable and affordable
  • Make food available and affordable to everyone.

Read: Duterte to face early test over food security 

  • Quantify country food requirements then identify which areas best produce which products
  • Make farm-to-market roads, bridges and railways, and farmer support a government obligation; Mindanao a priority
Read: Duterte gov't to build more Metro flyovers, bridges
  • Stop rice smugglers/cartel

Read: Duterte vows to stop rice smuggling: aide
Read: Duterte to rice smugglers: I will kill you  

  • Continue to expand  the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)

Read: President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises #12



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