Lawmaker says agri-preneurship, not BPO, is real sunshine industry

Congressman Christopher de Venecia of the fourth district of Pangasinan insisted that the call center industry is not the real sunshine industry of the Philippines but agri-preneurship. He said the call center industry will not be around forever with the coming of newer and more modern technologies that could soon relegate the industry to the back seat. Farming, on the other hand, is here to stay because of the need to produce more food, De Venecia said. However, he urged farmers to learn some marketing techniques so they will profit more from their farm products. De Venecia was speaking during the distribution of farm equipment under the Farm Mechanization Program of the Department of Agriculture.