- Written by Denice Joelle Benosa
- Published: 04 March 2019
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol (center) with Regional Executive Director Arnel De Mesa (right) of CALABARZON Region and Undersecretary for Operations Ariel Cayanan during the Consultation Meeting for the Republic Act 11203's Implementing Rules Regulation. ###Photo by Paulo Emmanuel Ajose, RAFIS, DA-MIMAROPA
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol asked the rice industry to take a leap of faith and support the RA 11203 or the Rice Tariffication and Import Liberalization Law during the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) consultation meeting for South Luzon Cluster (CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol) at the Lipa Agriculture Research Station in Batangas on February 27.
“This is a leap faith for us, ito po ay isang talon ng pananampalataya…alam kong may dagok ito sa puso niyo… Pagbigyan muna natin ang batas na ‘to at suportahan ang ating Pangulo,” he asked.