VICE Presidential aspirant Francis N. Pangilinan stated the Secretaries of Inside and Native Authorities, Schooling, Agriculture, and Social Welfare and Improvement have agreed to make use of their funds for his or her food-related packages and purchase straight from native farmers and fishers.
To instantly ease the consequences of oil value spikes and the ensuing will increase in farm and fishing inputs, Pangilinan stated he has reached out to Secretaries Eduardo Año of DILG, Leonor Briones of DepEd, William Dar of DA, and Rolando Bautista of DSWD and advised them about his Batas Sagip Saka, which mandates nationwide and native governments to purchase bypass middlemen within the buy of meals for his or her feeding packages for colleges, jails, hospitals, and the like.
“I texted them they usually stated sure [to the proposition],” stated Pangilinan, who in his marketing campaign sorties across the nation brings with him copies of the legislation, the implementing guidelines and rules, in addition to the memorandum of the Authorities Procurement Coverage Board eliminating inflexible bidding processes for meals purchases.
Yearly, authorities appropriates billions of funds for the procurement of meals and different associated merchandise within the implementation of feeding packages, subsidies, and different packages. In 2021 alone, not less than P40 billion was obtainable within the nationwide funds as attainable sources of fund for direct buy from farmers and fisherfolk.
“Ang taas-taas na ng presyo ng petrolyo. Halos lahat ng kita napupunta na lang sa petrolyo. Wala nang kakainin ang mga nagpapakain sa atin,” he stated in a press release.
Pangilinan stated farmers additionally face increased value of farm inputs together with gas and fertilizer.
“Kung tutuparin ang Batas Sagip Saka ng gobyerno at direkta silang bibili sa mga magsasaka at mangingisda, direkta na rin sa bulsa nila ang bilyon-bilyong pisong nakalaan para sa mga authorities feeding packages sa ospital, sa provincial jail, at kung ano-ano pa.”
“Might funds na binibili karaniwan sa dealer. Bigas, karne, gulay, isda, prutas, lahat dapat bilhin sa mga magsasaka at mangingisda,” Pangilinan added.
The previous meals safety secretary offers out these paperwork and explains to authorities officers he meets that the complete implementation of his Batas Sagip Saka would offer farmers and fishers a gentle market that may pay them a good value for his or her harvest and catch.
He stated this may encourage farmers and fishers to provide extra, growing the provision out there, successfully decreasing meals costs and assembly his marketing campaign promise for your entire nation to have the ability to say “Whats up pagkain, goodbye gutom.”
“Bumili na direkta sa magsasaka at mangingisda…Bumili na agad-agad ng pagkain sa kanila…We have to act shortly. Applicable authorities intervention is important,” he stated.