Charisse Abalos fumes as rice farmers lose money


She’s mad now that she knows a lot more about the industry’s problems.

Mandaluyong Councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas chanced upon this long explainer post from Agriculture Secretary William Dar, who tried to educate netizens about the issues crunching the profits of rice farmers in the context of tariffs and imports.

The politiko now understood the concerns, but wanted to go beyond them quickly.

“This is so frustrating. But an explanation badly needed as to why this is happening to our rice farmers,” she said.

“Next question: what can we do now?”