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Giving up on rice self-sufficiency goal

Rice is a highly political commodity in the Philippines due to its importance as a staple food for the majority of the population and a source of employment to millions of Filipinos. Thus, like all the other previous administration, the Duterte leadership had intended to push for self-sufficiency in rice within the first two years of its six-year term. But that was two years ago. Today, it seems that the Duterte administration has given up on this goal. President Duterte admitted it would be unlikely for

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