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Piflol said that during the Cabinet liort for 2018.

2018. But the DA was only given Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority its budget under General Appopriation
meeting on Monday night, he was told F56 billion for 2018. The 86 billion also includes the un- Act (cAA).
I $icultu€secretarvErnmanuel by Duterte to submit a budget proposal The NFAC then endorsed a budget programmed funds of F10 billion under "President Rody Duterte last nigh
A ftnol sot aword fro'm President "10 times bigger" than what it has now of over ?120 billion for DA for this year the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Monday nighU assured Filipino farrn
II nna"i'so Duterle that the De- for next year but the agency only gotF4g billion, whidh Fllnd GCEF) andthe Fl0billion from the ers and fishermen that agriculture anr
I leu.lrn""nf of Agriculture (DA) In 2017, the National Food and Ag- totaled to FS6billion including the budget Coco I€WFUnd. Minus the funds of these fisheries witl be given a b.igger budge
will see a sulge in its This
2020 budget. riculture Council (NFAC), the advisory of newly transferred agencies like the attachedagencies andthe pendingRCEF share to be able to produce more food fo
mtlns the agency should get a fund of body of the agriculture secto4 endorsed National Fbod Authority (NFA), Philip- ard Coco Leryfun4 DA's budget for this uoo'"
F490 billion or mor€. a budgetpuposal for qA of werF200 bil- pine Coconut Authority @CA') and the year only stands at ?56 billion including iof,f';1'Yoo*nt . >B-l

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According to him, Duterte noting that the country's
basically told him to say how population was increasing bY
much the DA needs and that he about two million every Year.
will order Finance Secretary "Make use of every available
Carlos Dominguez tol give him area to grow food. You know
the money. how to do that," Duterte told
Ovei the last two Years, Piflol.
agriculture was given a measlY Duterte also said.there
share of the national budget, should be greater focus on
with the DA getting less than 2 agricultural infrastructure
percent of the total budget. and asked the concerned
r During the same Cabinet departments to revisit the Rou-
meeting, Duterte, as cited bY On, Roll-off (RO{.o) Program
Piflol, emphasized the need for of former President Gloria
bigger support to agriculture Macapagal Arroyo.