Farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector should always be focused on their responsibilities to feed the country.
Bohol Vice Gov. Julius Caesar Herrera said he does not see any reason why the crisis spawned by the revelations of whistle-blower Rodolfo Noel Lozada will have any negative effect on the agriculture sector.
"Farmers should remember at all times that they have a responsibility to feed the nation," he declared.
The vice-governor chairs the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) committee on agriculture.
Herrera said he is saddened whenever he learns about farmers abandoning their farms for whatever reason.
He clarified that he is not against farmers expressing their outrage over irregularities in the government.
"That is their right to protest and denounce anomalies just like any other citizen," the vice governor noted.
Herrera said what is lamentable is when they abandon their farms and focus on demonstrations and rallies.
"Who will raise the food that will feed our people if they spend all their time in the demonstrations?" he asked.