Claim: In a presidential debate, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. recalled Masagana 99, an agricultural program established during his father’s regime, which helped small-scale farmers increase their production as well as lower food prices.

Rating: FALSE

The facts: Towards the end of Masagana 99’s implementation, the beneficiary farmers were left in debt. Although the program achieved short-lived success, rice production was still not sufficient in order for the Philippines to export rice, as initially intended.

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