Senator Bong Go confirmed that the Office of the President (OP) is set to issue an Executive Order (EO) that will implement a price ceiling on pork and chicken.
It was first recommended by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to address the continuous increase in the price of food products and strengthen the country’s food security.
Sen. Go, the OP is now conducting a review of the EO proposal before it is signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
According to Sen. Go, he always follows it up with the Executive Department and expects it to be signed by President Duterte.
The senator also assured that the interests of consumers and traders will be balanced in the EO.
“Parati ko itong pina-follow up din po sa ating Executive Department at inaasahan natin itong mapirmahan po ng Pangulo,”said Sen. Go. “‘Yun nga po ang pinag-aaralan ngayon ng Executive (Department). Binabalanse naman po nila ang lahat… consumers, ordinaryong mamamayan and, of course, ‘yung traders din po na alam naman nating talagang apektado rin po ang kanilang pagnenegosyo.”