Livelihood at risk: Farmers question Philippines rice tax

The cost of rice in the Philippines is on the decline thanks to a new tariff, but farmers say they are paying the price.

    Farmers in the Philippines say their incomes have more than halved since the introduction of a tariff on rice import.

    President Rodrigo Duterte says it'll help Filipino farmers and curb rising prices, but others are warning it could damage the livelihood of millions.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Nueva Ecija in the northern Philippines.


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