In the recent survey, 1 out of 3 families abled to survive poverty in the first quarter of 2018.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos considered Train Law, even if it is temporary, a nuisance in the incessant rising of the basic commodities in the country. Last December 19, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Republic RA 10963 or Tax Reform of Acceleration and Inclusion or the TRAIN Law wherein it provides the increase in the take-home pay of salaried Filipinos by reducing income tax rates while increasing and rationalizing tax rates in other goods and services. Marcos said that the 4% inflation affects the Filipino people, but the reality is more like 6.4 or 6.8 %.
“Sa tingin ko, itong Train Law ay nagiging perwisyo sa dagdag presyo ng mga basic commodities“, Marcos articulated in an interview with DZRH’s Damdaming Bayan segment. Also, she reminisced the amplified personal income of every family in the country during the 1980s, under his father and the late President Ferdinand Marcos. She also proposed the restoration of “Kadiwa” – wholesale pricing from farm gate to the marketplace, wherein it can benefit both consumers and farmers as well.
“We should learn to balance the need of food security”, Marcos’ stand regarding the rice shortage and the continuous rice importation from other countries. Also, as the Chairperson of the Regional Peace and Council, Marcos emphasized the importance of maintaining all the developmental projects of those who will be running for the posts of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan.