Bongbong Marcos Addresses if “Bigas Biglang Mahal” is the Meaning of ‘BBM’

Is ‘Bigas Biglang Mahal’ the Meaning of ‘BBM’? – Bongbong Marcos Responds

BONGBONG MARCOS – The President of the Republic of the Philippines answered a question about whether “Bigas Biglang Mahal” is the meaning of “BBM.”

In his vlog released on Sunday, February 25, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. read letters purportedly sent to him from the Bahay Ugnayan in Malacañang. One of these was a letter from a mother in Laguna.

“I’m writing on behalf of my son because he told me: ‘Mommy, is it true that the meaning of BBM is Bigas Biglang Mahal?’ So I told him, okay this is the best to write the president and ask him about it,” Marcos read the letter with a slight chuckle.

Bigas Biglang Mahal

According to the president, he is pleased that the issue of rice price increases in the country is being addressed. “Hindi natin maiiwasan na makita na talagang nagiging problema ang pagtaas ng presyo ng bigas dito sa Pilipinas,” he said. He added: “Pero kung titingnan po natin, kahit na ‘yung mga nage-export na mga bansa ay tumataas din ang presyo na halos katumbas lang ng pagtaas dito sa Pilipinas,” dagdag pa niya.”

The president also mentioned the top rice producers in the country, Vietnam and Thailand, where rice prices are also high due to “external shocks” like rising oil prices, which he said affect the Philippines.

In connection with this, Marcos promised that the government is doing everything to ensure an adequate supply of rice in the market. “Ginagawa natin lahat upang naman ang produksyon natin ay maging sapat na hindi na tayo nag-iimport, mababawasan ang mga inputs, kung tawagin para sa ating mga farmer at sana naman ay ma-stabilize manlang natin ‘yung presyo ng bigas,” Marcos said.

Meanwhile, In 2023, the Philippines ranked as the leading importer of rice, sourcing 3.8 million metric tons from foreign countries, as reported by Statista. Forecasts from the United States Department of Agriculture in February suggested that the Philippines is expected to retain its position as the primary rice importer in 2024, with imports projected to increase to 3.9 million metric tons.

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