Rice Crisis in the Philippines

Rice is a staple food in the Philippines. Almost every family in the country can live without meat or fish for weeks but not without rice. At present, the prices of rice have gone up so fast that average and marginalized Filipino families can hardly afford. The government had been saying that there is no crisis, but with the high level of price increases for rice and the importation from Vietnam and Thailand, it only shows that the rice crisis is forthcoming.

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