Photo Release

August 7, 2017

STOPPING THE GARLIC CARTEL: Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Food during the continuation of the inquiry on the spike in garlic prices, pointed out that the persistent problem of cartel could only be addressed with the prosecution of identified cartel players and the improvement of local garlic production. Villar said she will see to it that the Department of Agriculture (DA) would implement a long-term program to make the garlic industry more competitive. Photo also shows DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Sen. Manny Pacquiao.