Marcos, Cabinet discuss food security, energy, housing priorities

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MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. tackled the key issues such as food security, affordable energy, and housing in the recent Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on August 18, according to Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles.

Angeles said during her press briefing on Thursday that Energy Secretary Raphael Lotilla spearheaded the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) presentation on adequate, accessible, and affordable energy. This was the second time Lotilla discussed the matter in the Cabinet meeting.

Another agenda in the Cabinet meeting was the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino program of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), the Covid-stricken Palace official added.

President Marcos, who heads the Department of Agriculture (DA), meanwhile, discussed the agency’s initiatives on food security.

Apart from giving an overview of what transpired on Thursday morning, Angeles, who attended the meeting virtually due to her coronavirus diagnosis, did not provide specifics on what the Cabinet secretaries discussed.

“Hindi pa po kami nagri-release ng mga detalyeng ito, sapagkat kanina po ay pagkakataon para i-discuss iyong mga proposals na ito (We won’t be releasing any details about these proposals yet because we had just discussions about them earlier today),” she said.

“May mga revisions at saka refinements pa po. So, iri-release namin iyong mga plano (There would still be revisions and refinements. We would share with you the plans) at the convenience of the departments involved,” she added.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.

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