A nation that treats its farmers like shit cannot be considered great.

Our aspiration to be self sufficient at producing what we consume is nothing more than a pipe dream and, as such, there can be no hope that Filipinos will ever live within their means as a people and be forever be dependent on imports and foreign capital...

"...rural lower-income Filipino agricultural workers are the peasant class, the serfs of the country. The Philippines has the lowest agricultural yield productivity among our neighbors and that trend is getting worse." - John Mangun

Full article:
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/news/opinion/14910-a-very-bad-tuesday

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