“10 IS TO 10”, 10 MAYORS OF SOUTH COTABATO PLEDGE
FULL SUPPORT TO MARCOS
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr, with Mayors from South Cotabato led by League of Municipalities of the Philippines South Cotabato Chapter President, Municipality of Tupi, Mayor Reynaldo “Jun” Tamayo Jr., (in dark blue beside SBBM) expressed their “10 is to 10” (10 Municipalities of South Cotabato, 10 Mayors), support for Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.,(in checkered shirt) during a luncheon held at Ranchero Restaurant, General Santos City over the weekend. Other Mayors include Banga Mayor, Albert Palencia, Lake Sebu Mayor Antonio Fungan, Norala Mayor Victor Balayon, Polomonok Mayor Honey Lumayag-Matti, Santo Niño Mayor Antonio Damandaman Sr., Surallah Mayor Antonio Bendita, Tampakan Mayor Benjamine Figeroa Jr., and T’boli Mayor Tuan Dibu.
SEN.MARCOS BLAMES GOV’T NEGLECT OF AGRICULTURE
Senator Ferdinand“Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. has scored the government’s “import-oriented policy” on agricultural products and neglect of the agricultural sector.
“Sa nakaraang ilang taon ay walang ginawa para tulungan ang agrikultura at import na lang tayo nang import kaya naman napakamahal ng
bilihin sa palengke,” he said.
Marcos, Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food said continued failure to improve the country’s agriculture sector and heavy dependence on importation has been one of the factors that is pushing up the market price of farm products.
Marcos urged the government to shift from massive importation to massive implementation of programs that would uplift the state of the country’s agricultural production resulting to enhanced harvest that will push down the price of farm products and agriculture—based merchandise.
He said the government should ensure that agricultural products are at farm-gate price levels when sold in the market to make them affordable to consumers.
“One way of doing this is through a system where the participation of the middlemen in trading farm outlets is minimized or regulated, if not totally stopped.”/MP