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Pro-food sector laws vowed

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar, outgoing chairperson of the Senate Agriculture Committee in the 16th Congress, vowed yesterday to enhance, through legislation, the country’s food sector competitiveness because of its huge potential to help spur the country’s economic growth.

“In my capacity as a legislator, I want to add to those impetuses that will create further growth and development in food and agriculture through various legislations,” said Villar.

These legislations, according to Villar, would make Filipino food entrepreneurs and companies globally competitive.

“We really have a lot of good things going in the Philippine agriculture sector that, of course, greatly affect the growth of the food industry as well. The momentum is here,” she said.

As the Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman, Villar said she had gone on official trips last year and attended various food events in Italy and Germany. (Mario B. Casayuran)