Cagayan solon bats for modern farms

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CAGAYAN Rep. Jack Enrile joins the United Nationalist Alliance sortie in Cebu recently, pushing for his “Food For Filipinos” agenda. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile is pushing for a bill that he filed that seeks to modernize agriculture to bring down income disparities between the country’s rich and poor.

In a statement, Enrile cited a statement attributed to the National Statistical Coordination Board saying that “crime thrives in areas with high disparities in income.”

“Agriculture remains the main driver of our economy and many of our people depend on this sector,” his statement said. “As we increase agricultural production we, too, must increase the income of farmers,” he added.

Enrile’s proposed measure, House Bill No. 4626 or the Food for Filipinos Bill, seeks to increase farm incomes through the introduction of modern equipment. “When we remove huge income disparities, we likewise bring down crime,” he said.

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  • tata_boy

    magkano ba ang sahod ng isang senatong? bakit mahigit ng 30 milyones ang sinasabing ginastos ni Jack Enrile? paano niya ito mababawi? saan ito galing?

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      galing sa illegal activity nilang mag-aama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJT27PPPIQKCD2L2SXGNFC4IRM Donn Carlo

    Do not vote such politicians. Remember what they did during and after martial law. They are the corruptors, killers, exploiters of the environment. They are trapos!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    This is a garbage bill to modernize the agriculture.  what does modernizing the agriculture means? Like the US where hundreds of acres of agricultural land owns by one farmer using modern mechanize farm tools?  How can an ordinary farmer afford such modern equipments?  How can an ordinary farmer afford to pay high wages to farmhands?  This bill is for gullible people, this is not well thought out.  The best he can do for the farmers is to improve flood and irrigation controls.  Give immediate aid to farmers affected by typhoons/flooding/drought using his pork barrel.
    Port Irene should not the only port in the country to import cars, it should be for all ports in the country.  That should be his proposed bill, to get rid of port Irene’s exclusivity to car importations/smugglings.

  • Garibaldi_II

    Jackie, you can’t stand on your own without your clever, father’s shadow. You remain a grown-up boy forever. You fly so high but never know your shadow remains on the ground. Think of this Jackie, while reciting is like grabbing a handful of fine sands in Port Irene. The more sands you grab, more sands slip from your dirty-criminal hands.

  • mavtan

     Maybe Jackie will converts those luxury car in Port Irene into farm tractor. NO to UNA!

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