Statement

On Executive Order No. 128


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is asking the esteemed members of the Senate to give Executive Order No. 128 a chance and consider its intended effects, which include addressing the shortage in swine meat, stabilizing the price of pork meat, and minimizing inflation rate, as mentioned by the Department of Agriculture and the President’s Economic Team.

Let us revisit the EO in two months to assess whether the aforesaid intended effects have been realized/met.

We are one with the Senate in ensuring the recovery of the local swine industry and the attainment of sufficient domestic pork production.