Philippines: Agriculture sector to benefit from P17 billion funding

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Philippines’ Department of Agriculture welcomed the Senate’s decision to set aside at least P17 billion for the recovery of the agriculture sector from the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte thanked police and soldiers for maintaining food security in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic and said the agriculture sector is crucial when it comes to propelling the country’s economy amid the recession.