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Villanueva hails Senate for approval of rice tarrification bill

Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday hailed the Senate s approval of the rice tarrification bill, saying it would address the hike on price of rice. As one of the authors of the bill, it has been our consistent call to liberalize the entry of cheaper rice in the country to ease the burden of our kababayans suffering from the rising price of rice, Villanueva said in a statement. Voting 14-0, the Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1998 or An Act Replacing The Quantitative Import Restrictions On Rice With Tariffs, Lifting The Quantitative Export Restrictions On Rice, And Creating The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund. READ: Senate approves rice tariffication bill on final readin...

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