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EJERCITO LAUDS PASSAGE OF FREE IRRIGATION BILL

Senator JV Ejercito has lauded the passage of the Free Irrigation Bill on third and final reading yesterday that will subsidize irrigation service fees for agricultural workers.

"I'm hoping this bill would help improve the income of small farmers. Government support for irrigation services would surely encourage farmers to actively engage in or go back to the agriculture business," Ejercito as co-author of the Free Irrigation bill said.

Sen. Ejercito, as Committee on Agriculture and Food member, said that the Free Irrigation Bill is also sought to accelerate irrigation development nationwide.

Source: Senate of the Philippines

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