Author: Eireene Jairee Gomez
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President Rodrigo Duterte has called on farmers to continue producing food for Filipinos and help boost the country’s food security, and promised sustained support for them.
In a speech during the distribution of certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) to 1,680 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Sultan Kudarat, Duterte said the government would continue to support them by providing livelihood programs, crop insurance, production and postharvest trainings, and credit access.
He called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and other related agencies to increase farm productivity, reduce farm expenses, and promote the well-being of farmers and consumers through these initiatives.
“These programs and services are the building blocks of this administration’s agenda to achieve a comfortable and dignified life for all,” the President said.
“May this [CLOA distribution] event renew your commitment in enhancing our nation’s food security and uplifting the lives of fellow Filipinos,” he added.