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Manong Willie Meets the Governors

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 September 2019

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar met with the members of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) to once again request the provincial local government units (PLGUs) to allot funds to bankroll palay-buying, drying, milling, and rice marketing.

During the meeting with the LPP, 17 PLGUs have expressed their intent to partner with the DA. This is in addition to the initial 13 governors of rice-producing provinces who earlier heeded the call of the Secretary. This brings to a total of 30 PLGUs that are rallying to address low palay prices and help rice farmers. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan and Alarico Nuestro, AFID)