Mayor Isko Moreno Speaks on Plan for Filipinos’ Health, PH Agriculture
MAYOR ISKO MORENO – The presidential aspirant and Manila City Mayor said he wants Filipino to eat less rice or be like Koreans or Japanese.
Several presidential aspirants for the Election 2022 have spoken on some national concerns such as the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China, the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the country, the anti-drugs campaign in PH, and a lot more.
Some presidential aspirants also started laying their platforms and plans should they secure the presidency in 2022. With regards to presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, one of his plans, if he will win as president next year, is to lessen the rice import in the country.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Mayor Isko Moreno’s pursuit to lessen the rice import is in line with his desire to minimize the health issues among the Filipinos and to help the agriculture industry in the country. He wants the Filipinos “to eat like Koreans or Japanese” to reduce the risks of diseases like diabetes.
Mayor Isko cited that Koreans and Japanese eat less rice and more vegetables which is the opposite of the diet of Filipinos. According to him, what Pinoys do is eat more rice since vegetables and viands in the country are expensive. However, this diet increases the risk of certain health issues and demands the government to import rice from other countries to meet the demands of the people.
The Manila Mayor wants the production of affordable vegetables for the people and to prioritize the Filipino farmers and breeders in meeting the food demands in the country. Based on the report, under his administration, he plans to only consider importing if there is a need to augment the local production in the country.
Speaking to the Agriculture stakeholders, Mayor Isko Moreno said that if he wins president next year, he would push for a five to ten-year fund for the agriculture sector in the country.
“It’s high time na yung mga ahensya ng gobyerno makapagplano ng dirediretso dahil yung funding nila garantisado,” Moreno said.
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