Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is urging the Duterte administration to listen to the plight of farmers suffering from the effects of rice tariffication.
The administration-allied senatorial candidate issued her appeal via Facebook post on Thursday, May 9.
“Imported rice should be limited and timed not to enter the local market during our harvest season because this will push local prices to unbearable levels for our farmers,” said Marcos.
She also hopes copra prices would be higher to help coconut farmers sustain their livelihood.
“Sobrang baba na ng presyo ng kopra, hindi na kayang mamuhay ng disente ang ating mga magsasaka. Our farmers have been waiting for so long to avail of the benefits due them through the coco levy fund. They should not be made to wait any further,” said Marcos.