PCCI bats for long-term agricultural policy for food sufficiency | Andrea E. San Juan

24/06/2022 6:40:00 AM

The PCCI hopes that President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. will consider setting up a long-term institutionalized agricultural policy with a master plan that aims to implement self-sufficiency in food, among others.

The PCCI hopes that President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. will consider setting up a long-term institutionalized agricultural policy with a master plan that aims to implement self-sufficiency in food, among others.

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) hopes that President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. will consider setting up a long-term institutionalized agricultural policy with a master plan that aims to implement self-sufficiency in food, among others. In news a statement issued on Thursday, PCCI Agriculture Committee Chair Paul…

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Marcos Jr.will consider setting up a long-term institutionalized agricultural policy with a master plan that aims to implement self-sufficiency in food, among others.'That's the only way for us to really attract foreign direct investments and for us really to move forward,' Barcelon said.In news a statement issued on Thursday, PCCI Agriculture Committee Chair Paul Cuyegkeng expressed hope that Marcos Jr.If not, (our operations) will not be sustainable,” Gokongwei said on the sidelines of the media launch of Supah, a grocery delivery app, in Quezon City last Wednesday.will consider coming up with a long-term institutionalized agricultural policy with an overall consistent master plan that aims to implement self-sufficiency in food; an agro-industrial base for processed agricultural products for both domestic and export markets; and export of fresh agricultural products with a competitive advantage.Barcelon also said the government must prepare the framework for digital education that is 'accessible and affordable.In fact, the PCCI Agriculture Committee prepared a policy paper for the incoming administration, highlighting among others, the need to increase the Department of Agriculture (DA)’s budget and the appointment of competent and knowledgeable officials based on meritocracy and track record.Moreover, 7 in 10 also believe fundamentally that work gets done in an office, not remotely.

Cuyegkeng added that the incoming President’s decision to simultaneously assume the Agriculture department shows his decisiveness to fix the bureaucracy to improve its performance.Barcelon said improving the agriculture sector should also be one of the priorities.He also said the company will continue to offer promo fares to encourage more Filipinos to travel.Further, he noted that this move anticipates the impact of the global events such as the immediate food crisis brought by the war between Russia and Ukraine as well as Thailand and Vietnam’s restriction of their rice exports.The business group’s agriculture committee chief emphasized that the decision of Marcos Jr.That is one area that we really need to beef up for food security and also to create jobs,' he said.to take on the DA portfolio is a “bold move and one that shows strong leadership.About two weeks ago, the airline launched a special sale and offered tickets for as low as P12, one-way base fare, for flights covering the travel period February 1 to May 31, 2023.” Meanwhile, for his part, PCCI President George T.He also called for a bigger budget of the Agriculture department.“The percentage of energized employees has dropped significantly from 74 percent in 2019 to 63 percent this year—the lowest level in the study’s seven-year history,” the news statement read, citing data from Mercer’s 2022 Global Talent Trends Study.

Barcelon, in a separate statement, assured the incoming President that he has the full support of the business community as he takes on the crucial role of leading the country for the next several years.“The business community will lend its full support and cooperation to the new government.'This is truly a confidence-building measure that under his leadership, agriculture will finally be given the long-overdue attention it needs as a sector that is a crucial and foundational part of our country's economic transformation,' Barcelon said.9-billion net loss for 2021.We definitely recognize the need for us to unite and rally behind President-elect Marcos Jr.in order to accelerate the country’s recovery and growth momentum,” said Barcelon, as he noted that Marcos Jr.'Cuyegkeng said the move shows Marcos' decisiveness to improve the DA's performance and anticipates the impact of global events such as the food crisis triggered by the Russian-Ukraine war and by Thailand and Vietnamese reducing rice exports.will have to face several policy issues, citing the growing debt as the most critical, among others, which resulted from the two-year global pandemic which placed the whole country under stringent lockdowns.This was mostly driven by the 50-percent decline in passenger revenue to P6.Swani, the career business leader, said facing organizational problems head-on will be key in the companies’ successful transformation.

On the key sectors to zero in, Barcelon stressed that the new government should focus on harnessing and developing key sectors that have a huge beneficial impact on the economy particularly in terms of employment, which include agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and infrastructure.The President has prioritized agriculture, which he considers a critical and foundational part of our economic transformation,' he said.The PCCI chief also expressed optimism on the recent decision of Marcos Jr.to take the role of the Agriculture chief..As travel restrictions continue to ease, the airline has ramped up its international network by adding more flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Nagoya, Seoul, Osaka and Singapore.“This is truly a confidence-building measure that under his leadership, agriculture will finally be given the long-overdue attention it needs as a sector that is crucial and foundational part of our country’s economic transformation,” added Barcelon.At a news briefing on Thursday, incoming President Marcos Jr.“The pandemic supercharged companies’ race to reskill, with organizations globally investing more than US$2,800 per learner in reskilling last year, up from US$1,400 in 2020,” the statement read.

will prioritize increasing the country’s food production when he takes over as concurrent head of the Agriculture department.He pointed out that the rice exportation ban being imposed by Thailand and Vietnam, the Philippines’s main sources of imported rice, has left the country with no choice but to increase its local production of the staple grain.The President-elect announced Monday that he would be assuming the portfolio of Secretary of Agriculture due to the severity of the problem that the country would face with the looming food crisis and the continued spike in food prices.-30-.

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