DA Defends Lower Tariffs, As Producers Raise Uproar

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) stood pat on its stance to support the extension of lower tariffs on key commodities, arguing that the measure was “necessary” to stabilize prices in the market despite an uproar from agriculture stakeholders. The biggest agricultural coalition stressed there is no shortage of food supply, “only exploitation” by some quarters, and lamented Malacañang’s decision to heed solely the advice of economic managers.

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