Saturday, July 20

A PUSH to extend lowered tariffs on agricultural products will test President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s political will, farmers’ groups claimed on Wednesday, given his call to prioritize local food production over imports.”Some forces within the Marcos administration are apparently resisting the President’s policy declarations. They seek to continue the past regime’s trade liberalization agenda of opening our local markets to more and cheaper imports,” the groups said in a manifesto.”This is highlighted by the veiled attempt of our current economic managers to extend the validity of Executive Order (EO) 171 — after Congress begins its December recess,” they added.Malacañang and the officials concerned were not immediately available for comment.EO 171…
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