From Peace and Freedom: A shortage of rice has created unrest in the streets in the Philippines. As a result, as in many other countries, “food security” is now the number one topic in the government….
MANILA, Philippines–After a six-week recess, Congress resumes its session Monday afternoon with food security at the top of the agenda and the population control bill to be given a second look.
Speaker Prospero Nograles said on Sunday all measures pending in the House of Representatives pertaining to food security should be addressed before Congress adjourns in June.
Nograles also said the chamber would pass a legislated wage hike if the regional wage boards were to fail to pass adjustments ordered by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
“Food is the priority for everyone, not only for the House,” Nograles told the Philippine Daily Inquirer (parent company of INQUIRER.net) on Sunday.
“All agriculture bills on food production and sufficiency will be discussed,” he said.