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DA urged to withdraw pork tariff cuts, higher MAV proposals amid ‘tongpats’ scandal

Sumary of DA urged to withdraw pork tariff cuts, higher MAV proposals amid ‘tongpats’ scandal:

  • Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (SINAG) Chairman Rosendo So said on Thursday that the DA must withdraw its importation-related proposals to correct the perception that the reason for such move is “to allow kickback scheme to keep on happening.”..
  • Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) Chairman Emeritus and former Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano, said it is better for the lawmakers to already “decisively reject the DA recommendation to reduce tariffs and increase the allocation for imported meat.”……

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