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No urgent need to import rice – Piñol

No urgent need to import rice – Piñol

The Philippines, one of the world’s biggest rice buyers, has no urgent need to import rice for now given ample domestic supply, incoming agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol said yesterday.

This was how Agriculture Secretary-designate Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol described the corruption at the Department of Agriculture in his meeting with different stakeholders in the agriculture sector at the Garden Oasis Restaurant here Friday.

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