PCCI: Marcos as concurrent DA chief shows political will to prioritize agriculture

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the recognized voice of business in the country, has assured President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., of its full support and cooperation as he officially assumes office on July 1.

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The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the recognized voice of business in the country, has assured President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr., of its full support and cooperation as he officially assumes office on July 1.At the same time, the PCCI welcomed Marcos Jr.’s decision to personally oversee and be at the helm of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to show his leadership and commitment to provide utmost priority to the agriculture sector.

“The business community will lend its full support and cooperation to the new government. We definitely recognize the need for us to unite and rally behind President-elect Marcos in order to accelerate the country’s recovery and growth momentum,” said PCCI President George T. Barcelon, in a statement.

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Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), the recognized voice of business in the country, has assured President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.0 The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) hopes that President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” R.with China.Updated June 24, 2022 11:14am Incoming National Security Adviser (NSA) Clarita Carlos has reiterated her disapproval of saying labeling individuals as communists or "red tagging", calling the practice “unproductive”.

, of its full support and cooperation as he officially assumes office on July 1. At the same time, the PCCI welcomed 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.’s decision to personally oversee and be at the helm of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to show his leadership and commitment to provide utmost priority to the agriculture sector. De Leon was responding to questions on providing more resources for intelligence-gathering for WPS instead of just being surprised by the presence of Chinese vessels there. “The business community will lend its full support and cooperation to the new government. 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. We definitely recognize the need for us to unite and rally behind President-elect Marcos in order to accelerate the country’s recovery and growth momentum,” said PCCI President George T.) “Labeling ba helps you? No.

Barcelon, in a statement. 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. would be on board for this. Barcelon noted the incoming president will have to face several policy issues, critical of which is the bourgeoning debts, as a result of the two-year global pandemic. With that, Barcelon urged the incoming administration to focus on harnessing and developing key sectors that have huge beneficial impact on the economy particularly in terms of employment, which include agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, and infrastructure. The business group’s agriculture committee chief emphasized that the decision of Marcos Jr. He also expressed optimism on the recent pronouncement of Marcos Jr. “Kasi lahat ng mga information dapat validated, so yung validation process (because all information should be violated, so the validation process] needs to be improved,” he said, in the report. to assume the DA post.” Meanwhile, for his part, PCCI President George T. (Does labeling help you? No.

“This is a 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,” Barcelon added. For this part, PCCI Agriculture Committee Chair Paul Cuyegkeng said that the decision of Presidentelect Marcos to take on the DA portfolio is a “bold move and one that shows strong leadership. “The business community will lend its full support and cooperation to the new government.” Cuyegkeng said that the President’s decision to concurrently assume DA shows his decisiveness to fix the bureaucracy to improve its performance and anticipates the impact of the global events such as the immediate food crisis due to the Russian-Ukraine war and Thailand and Vietnamese curtailing their rice exports. “Both require strong hands-on leadership. in order to accelerate the country’s recovery and growth momentum,” said Barcelon, as he noted that Marcos Jr. The President has prioritized agriculture, which he considers a critical and foundational part of our economic transformation,” he added.) Carlos previously said she wanted to put a stop to “red-tagging”, claiming there was nothing to gain from it.

Cuyegkeng hopes that the Marcos Jr. 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. will consider setting up a long-term institutionalized Agricultural Policy with an overall consistent master plan that aims to implement 1) self-sufficiency in food; 2) an agro-industrial base for processed agricultural products for both domestic and export markets; and, 3) export of fresh agri products with a competitive advantage. The PCCI Agriculture Committee prepared a policy paper for the incoming administration, highlighting among others, the need to increase DA’s budget and the appointment of competent and knowledgeable officials based on meritocracy and track record. to take the role of the Agriculture chief. .