Palace: Gov’t eyeing to import 150,000 MT of fertilizers from China this year

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government plans to procure cheaper fertilizers from China and give them to Filipino farmers for free.

Malacaang revealed the plan on Monday as President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met with officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) to discuss measures to help farmers and lower the prices of food.

Marcos is concurrently serving as DA Secretary.

According to PTIC President and Chief Executive Officer Emmie Liza Perez-Chiong, the agency plans to buy an initial 150,000 metric tons (MT) of fertilizer this year from China at $470 per MT.
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