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MANILA — AAMBIS-Owa Party-list Rep. Sharon Garin on Thursday said she has filed a bill that seeks to revert the basic agricultural functions devolved to local government units (LGUs) to the national government in order to rationalize services for the benefit of poor and marginalized farmers.

MANILA — AAMBIS-Owa Party-list Rep. Sharon Garin on Thursday said she has filed a bill that seeks to revert the basic agricultural functions devolved to local government units (LGUs) to the national government in order to rationalize services for the benefit of poor and marginalized farmers.

Appearing before the regular Party-list Forum at the House of Representatives, Garin said she filed House Bill No. 4027, or the Re-Nationalization of Basic Agricultural Functions Act, due to her concerns over a study made by Social Watch Philippines which supposedly showed that the devolution of agricultural extension services to LGUs has resulted in low agricultural productivity, hampered agricultural development, and food insecurity.

Basic agricultural functions and responsibilities are discharged to Local Government Units (LGUs) under Republic Act 7160, also known as the Local Government Code of 1991.

 

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