February 22, 2019
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today lambasted the Senate of the Philippines’ approval on third and final reading of the rice tariffication bill or Senate Bill 1998 that would impose tariffication on 35 to 50% tariff on rice imports in lieu of quantitative restrictions.

PH is world’s top 2 rice importer next to China

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today lambasted the Senate of the Philippines’ approval on third and final reading of the rice tariffication bill or Senate Bill 1998 that would impose tariffication on 35 to 50% tariff on rice imports in lieu of quantitative restrictions. “Next to China, the Philippines is now the world’s top 2 rice importer. Rice tariffication is the end of local rice industry as we know it, unless we fight and take the power back into the hands of farmers and food producers.” […]

A brief Profile of Filipinos in Italy

Italy hosts the largest population of Overseas Fiipino Workers in Western Europe according to Italian Forign Affairs statistics. The Italian Ministry of Interior reports of 167,859 total number of documented Filipinos scattered in Italian regions, of which 72,599 are males and 95,260 are females. […]

‘We are being killed out there, Mr. Tan’

We are saddened that amid this brutal milieu, you have devoted much of your precious column space to disparage our efforts before the Supreme Court based on yardsticks you haughtily brandish on account of your Harvard “pedigree” and ability to rub elbows with who you perceive to be the rising eagles of the legal profession. […]

Economy

Three things beyond rice tariffication

President Duterte has signed the Rice Tariffication Bill into law, which promises to reform Philippine agriculture. But until the government genuinely completes land reform and gives sufficient and substantial support to agriculture, the country’s staple […]