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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

🔴 BOC's discovery of 202,000 of suspected smuggled rice

The discovery of 202,000 sacks of suspected smuggled rice in three warehouses in Bulacan is a major blow to the country's rice industry and a slap in the face to Filipino farmers.

The BOC's discovery is a positive development, as it shows that the government is serious about cracking down on smuggling. However, it is important to note that this is just one case, and there are likely many more warehouses that are still filled with smuggled rice.

Furthermore, the Bureau of Customs PH needs to continue to step up its enforcement efforts and make sure that all suspected cases of smuggling are investigated thoroughly.

Only by working together can we protect the country's rice industry and ensure that Filipino farmers are able to make a decent living.

In addition to the economic impact, smuggling of agricultural products also has a social impact. When smuggled rice enters the market, it drives down the price of local rice, which can hurt farmers' incomes. This will not bode well for the current plight of farmers.

The discovery of the smuggled rice in Bulacan is a wake-up call. It is time to take action to stop this illegal activity and to protect the interests of Filipino farmers.

President Bongbong Marcos is on a mission to not just boost the agricultural sector, but to redefine its success. So rest assured, our farmers are in good hands.

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