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LKI to House Defeat Covid 19- Part 2

April 17, 2020

Recommendations of Laban Konsyumer Inc. to ensure food security in the event of extended lockdown:

1. Duty and tax free importation of key raw

materials like wheat, flour, milk, manufactured and processed  goods; 

2. Exemption from all rules to guarantee 24 hours  movement  of food  in all medium of transportation. No curfew;

3. Enforce sustainable consumption and consider expanded  limitations on basic goods and necessities.  Alert  on rationing;

4. Revive urban farming and backyard  livelihood.  DIY planting on  available vacant lots of homeowners associations;

5. Promote the use of online  ordering systems where the public can buy food products. Ex. San Miguel  Corp.s’ order. sanmiguelfoods. com;

6. DA loan assistance for MSMES engaged in agriculture and fisheries production;

7. DA and DTI rice programs to boost buffer stocks;

8. Free transportation and lodging for workers of food manufacturing companies to maximize production; and

9. Repeal of Rice Tariffication Law to normalize farmgate prices of palay as support to local farmers. (Note: This option was reportedly being studied by the House as early as Nov 2019) 

Atty Vic Dimagiba


Laban Konsyumer Inc.