‘Bayanihan 3’ a let-down to agri-sectors, fishers’ group decried

“This supposed “ayuda” bill has rejected to include the demand of labor and agriculture sectors for direct cash aid and production subsidy. The Congress has left out the marginalized farmers and fishers who happen to be food security frontliners, and are also one of the most-hit sectors of the economic crisis brought about by the government’s failed pandemic response,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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Strengthen local food production for continuous food supply, DA urged

“It is not enough that the DA would only verbally encourage farmers and fishers to constantly supply the metro with their products when the food producers themselves suffer the hardships in their production. How about a livelihood support to guarantee that food producers can keep up with the wheels of production?” PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson Fernando Hicap said in a statement.

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Prolonged MECQ lengthens hardships of the poor sectors – fishers’ group

“The Duterte administration’s pandemic response is bungling and inadequate that the key measures to contain the virus have yet to be systematically carried out. There is still no free massive testing and vaccination, and public health care system remains bankrupt. The overwhelming increase of COVID-19 cases in NCR and neighboring provinces has been dealt with the usual military solution which is tested and proved to be a grand failure,” Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson said in a statement.

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15k new cases mirror failed ECQ – fishers’ group

“The all-time high record of new cases says it all; a restrictive enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) alone will never work. When will the government ever realize that the problem is not the easing of restrictions, but the lack of comprehensive medical and scientific solutions?” said Fernando Hicap, PAMALAKAYA National Chairperson of the group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA).

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