P25/kilo rice available at Kadiwa ng Pasko stalls

Rice can now be purchased at P25 per kilo at the Kadiwa ng Pasko stalls launched by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in various places in the country.

On the Kadiwa ng Pasko project launched in City, the President said this is a government project to help farmers and consumers.

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Besides cheap rice, you can also buy cheap vegetables and other food at the Kadiwa ng Pasko stalls.

It is said that Marcos’ promise during the campaign of P20 but a kilo of rice is about to come true.

“Palapit na tayo doon sa aking pangarap na mag-20 pesos pero dahan-dahan lang. Aabutin din natin ‘yan pero ma­rami pa tayong gagawin. Eh ang dami pang nangyayari. At wala naman tayong magawa dahil ‘yung pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin ay hindi naman nanggaling sa ekonomiya natin, nanggaling ‘yan sa mga pangyayari sa iba’t ibang lugar na hindi naman natin makontrol,” the President said.

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It can be recalled that during the campaign, the President promised that he would lower the price of rice to P20 per kilo.

Fourteen Spirits of Christmas were opened at the same time yesterday. Eleven in the National Capital Region, one in Tacloban City, one in Davao De Oro, and one in Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

P25/kilo rice available at Kadiwa ng Pasko stalls

President Marcos opened the Spirit of Christmas in City.

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First Lady Liza Marcos opened the Kadiwa ng Pasko in City.

The eldest son of the President, Ilocos Norte Congressman Sandro Marcos, headed to Kadiwa ng Pasko stalls in City while his son Simon went to San Juan.

Meanwhile, the Amihan National Federation of Peasant Women challenged President Marcos Jr to make more sustainable and accessible more P25/kilo rice sold at “Kadiwa ng Pasko” stalls.

“Matagal nang panawagan na gawing mura ang bigas at itong P25 kada kilo ay dapat malawakan at dapat dalhin sa mga palengke kung saan, magiging available, affordable at accessible sa malawak na mamamayan,” said Cathy Estavillo, secretary general of AMIHAN.

“Hindi lang dapat tokenism bilang sagot sa inflation at lumalalang krisis sa pagkain sa bansa. Sa ngayon, makikita ang kapalpakan ng Rice Liberalization Law, dahil tinanggal sa [National Food Authority] ang retail ng murang bigas, na ngayon naman ay nirereplicate ng Kadiwa Centers ng Department of Agriculture.”

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