Two top leaders of the Philippine Senate have pledged support for the Easy Access Credit Program recently launched by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries which aims to improve productivity, address countryside poverty and end farmers and fisher folks dependence on government dole outs.

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and the Chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, Senator Loren Legarda, have pledged to support the Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA) Program which proposes the establishment of a P50-billion loan portfolio in the 2018 National Budget of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC).

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