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COCO LEVY FUND DEBATES

COCO LEVY FUND DEBATES
 

11 August 2017 04:12:37 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during Tuesday's session gets an update from Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas on the status of plenary debates on the proposed “An Act Establishing The Coconut Farmers And Industry Development Trust Fund And Providing For Its Management And Utilization” (HB 5745). Floor sponsor of the bill is Rep. Jose Panganiban, Jr. (Partylist, ANAC-IP), chairman of the committee on agriculture and food. Lawmakers emphasized that the establishment of a coconut levy trust fund is for the sole benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coconut industry. Among the interpellators were Reps. Tom Villarin (Partylist, AKBAYAN), Ariel Casilao (Partylist, ANAKPAWIS), Arlene Brosas (Partylist, Gabriela), Raul Daza (1st District, Northern Samar), Carlos Isagani Zarate (Partylist, BAYAN MUNA), Carlos Cojuangco (1st District, Tarlac), Celso Lobregat (1st District, Zamboanga City) and Edcel Lagman (1st District, Albay). / PC/AP

 
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