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Considering that corn is the most important food next to rice, Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte Jr. has cited the need for the Philippines to set up a research institute that would increase the productivity and quality of the country’s corn.

He filed House Bill No. 7818 or the proposed Philippine Corn Research Institute Act, reminding the government that under the 1987 Constitution, it is mandated to provide support to agriculture through appropriate technology and research and adequate financial, production, marketing, and other support services.

“The bill seeks to increase productivity and quality of our corn produce through modern farm plating practices, harvesting, processing, and packaging techniques for the domestic and global markets,” Villafuerte said.

See full article at Manila Bulletin

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