Senator Imee Marcos slammed the Philippine International Trading Corporation’s (PITC) plant to import rice for local fastfood chains, grocery stores, and small supermarkets.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez earlier announced the plan in an international rice conference.
The Ilocos Norte politiko called the move “insensitive” to the plight of farmers.
“The announcement of Secretary Lopez is insensitive and ill-timed,” Marcos said.
“Cheaper imported rice is not worth a breakdown in the livelihood of Filipino rice farmers,” she added.