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Duterte vows to support Filipino farmers

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President Rodrigo Duterte has assured Filipino farmers that his administration will find ways to further boost their farm productivity.

Through genuine land agrarian reform and easy credit access from Land Bank of the Philippines, Duterte said the government could ensure food productivity despite natural disasters, price fluctuations and financial shortages.

“As President, I am privileged to implement genuine land reform through strong and decisive governance,” the President said in his speech at the ceremonial distribution of certificates of land ownership acquisition to over a thousand land reform beneficiaries in Sultan Kudarat.

“And with or without the talks between government and the communist, land reform will continue to be implemented ho. It will not end this way,” he added.

Duterte said he has already mandated concerned agencies to address and improve farm productivity, reduce farm expenses and promote well-being of farmers, and the Filipino public through various programs.

“I assure you that the government stands [by] you by every step of the way,” the President said.

“We continue to provide support services [from] other agencies through livelihood programs such as crop insurance, production and post harvest trainings and credit access — ‘yun ang pinaka-importante. Credit is where the credit is delivered to you,” he said.

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