26 November 2014
President Benigno S. Aquino III met with the farmers from KILUS Magniniyog to discuss issues regarding the coco levy fund. The dialogue took place in Malacañang.
In his opening statement, President Aquino expressed the government’s sincerity in helping the farmers resolve their problems with the coco levy fund. He said that at the beginning of his administration, he had instructed all concerned departments to act on the problem. Likewise, he assured the farmers that he will be working on an Executive Order for the mobilization of funds while waiting for the legislation.
On the other challenges that the farmers are facing, the President shared the sentiments of coconut farmers and suggested that one of the solutions is through diversifying their products and intercropping coconut trees with banana plants.
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