La Union, Philippines — Manila Metropolis Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno ” Domagoso on Thursday promised to supply assist and safety to Filipino farmers if elected president.
Campaigning in La Union province, Moreno asserted that his administration will work to uplift the lives of farmers from the nation’s so-called meals basket and guarantee meals on the desk of each Filipino household.
“Isa sa mga nakakalungkot na nangyayari sa Northern Luzon and Central Luzon is ‘yung mga pananim ng gulay niyo is unti-unting nawawala. Tignan mo ‘yung bawang, iba na, at marami ng nawawala dala ng importation nung mga Taiwan garlic at garlic sa China,” he identified throughout a media interview on the provincial capitol constructing in San Fernando Metropolis, following a courtesy name with Gov. Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III.
Staff Isko has launched into a motorcade across the Ilocos Area.
“Central Luzon, umiiiyak ngayon ang ating magsisibuyas, dahil baha ang imported na sibuyas, dahil pinayagan natin,” he additionally mentioned.
“Ngayon ‘yung bigas, ‘di pa tumataas pero tataas, pero ‘yung presyo ng palay, hindi tumataas. So, itong lugar na ito, Northern Luzon and Central Luzon, which is the meals basket ng ating bansa, is drastically affected of negligence on the a part of businesses of presidency by not defending their crops, significantly sa panahon ng pag-ani,” the Aksyon Demokratiko normal bearer added.
The 47-year-old presidential candidate mentioned that given the possibility, among the many first insurance policies he would institute to guard farmers is to challenge clear tips on the strict importation of agricultural merchandise to ensure that native producers can promote their merchandise first earlier than importation is made; and clamp down on smuggling of agriculture merchandise to guard the pursuits of native producers.
“In our case, sometime, basta ‘yang mga smuggler, ‘yung mga importer na ‘yan, sasawatain ko as a matter of safety to our farmers. Importation ought to be buffer, not the principle purpose for us to feed our folks,” Moreno harassed.
Furthermore, he vowed that his administration will see to it that the price of agricultural manufacturing will likely be introduced down to make sure farmers of their earnings.
“Second, I’ll see to it, and I’ll make sure that, in my very own little means, all of the powers bilang isang pangulo ng ating bansa, na ma-monitor, maayos ang presyo ng abono. Kaya mapapansin mo ngayon, maraming magsasaka ang hindi makapagtanim. Ang mura ng bi ng palay, di ba? Ang mahal ng abono. So lumalabas abonado talaga sila,” he mentioned.
To additional guarantee farmers of their earnings, Moreno mentioned he can even purchase the excess produce of farmers on the proper worth.
“So, these are the issues, in my very own little means, mabigyan ako ng pagkakataon, taongbayan. We are going to arrest and tackle this dangerous state of affairs of neglect,” he mentioned.
Agriculture is among the most important pillars of Moreno’s 10-point Bilis Kilos Financial Agenda, which will likely be his administration’s guiding ideas to speed up human and financial development if elected president.
Moreno goals to boost the earnings of farmers to the extent of common Filipino staff by additionally offering them with risk-free capitals; constructing extra irrigation methods whereas enhancing the effectivity of present ones; and establishing the Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Sources, amongst others.
Likewise, the federal government will lead the trouble for farmers to undertake new applied sciences to extend their productiveness and set up post-harvest amenities and chilly storage amenities throughout the nation and in main manufacturing areas, Moreno mentioned.
It’ll additionally put money into strengthening agriculture faculties and establishments, together with its academics and professors, and make sure that the product of those establishments will immediately profit Filipino farmers, he mentioned.
Moreno took the chance to additionally thank Governor Ortega, in addition to the mayors, for welcoming Staff Isko and giving them the chance to marketing campaign within the province.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating governor, at mga mayors dito sa probinsya, sa mainit na pagtanggap sa amin.. na makaikot kami in as many locations as potential, makakamay kami, makakaway kami, abutin namin sila,” he mentioned.
Even when Area I is a identified bailiwick of a rival, Moreno mentioned he’ll try exhausting to go to as many cities of the province as potential, and different provinces of the area in due time, to present Ilocanos an “different candidate.”
“Ang sabi nga nila, ang bulalo man, kahit anong tigas, basta’t lagi mong babagaan, lalambot din ito. ‘Yun ang natutunan ko sa buhay sa dami ng hirap na dinanas ko, na magpursige ka sa buhay. Kung gusto mong could makamit ka, pagsikapan mo. We are going to attempt to be in locations like in Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, whereby could kandidato rin naman silang presidente sa mga lugar na yon. And we can even be in Mindanao after this,” he mentioned.
“Tsaka masaya na akong makakuha ng konting boto sa lugar na ito. Bawat boto mahalaga. Sana sa mga Ilocano sa Northern Luzon, pahingi naman po ng inyong konting boto. Kahit kaunti, pandagdag din,” Moreno mentioned.
And he expressed hope that his perseverance to succeed in out to each Filipino to evangelise his clear platforms and applications which can be primarily based on actual achievements will step by step win the assist of the folks because the marketing campaign goes on.
“Sana mapusuan nila ako, katulad ng hinihilingi ko sa mga kababayan natin dito. Kaya nagsisikap naman ako talaga. It’s been 10 days, hindi pa kami natigil, awa ng Diyos. Masakit sa katawan, pero sabi nga, ang nagsisikap, could aanihin. Sana anihin ko yung puso at damdamin at paniwala ng bawat Pilipino,” mentioned Moreno, who as soon as upon a time labored as a rubbish collector earlier than changing into an actor then a Manila Metropolis councilor at age 23, Manila Metropolis vice mayor at age 32 and Manila Metropolis mayor at age 44.
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