BJMP-7 eyes smaller rice portions for Cebu prisoners

Morexette Erram, Nestle L. Semilla 02/10/2018

  Inmates in Cebu may have to face a decrease in their daily ration following the National Food Authority’s (NFA) refusal to sell government-subsidized rice jail facilities due to dwindling stocks. The Bureau of Jail and Management…

Additional rice, please

Editorial 02/10/2018

Now that the question of sufficiency has again confronted us in the rice shortage suffered by Cebu’s prison inmates, the government and concerned sectors should make themselves accountable both for the big goal of making the country…

JAILS FACE RICE SHORTAGE

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Morexette B. Erram 02/08/2018

As the supply of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) continues to dwindle every day, detention facilities such as the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) are now faced with the dilemma on where to…

C. Visayas rice stocks, prices remain stable

Chris Evert Ruffolo, Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/05/2018

Prices of rice remain stable at Cebu’s public markets and there is no shortage of rice stocks at the government’s National Food Authority (NFA), the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DFA-7) said yesterday. Gerry Avila,…

No more NFA rice to retailers – NFA-7

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 02/02/2018

THE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) has stopped distributing rice to accredited NFA-retailers in the region starting on Thursday, Feb. 1. NFA-7 Director Procopio Trabajo II cited a thin inventory of NFA rice because of…

Hot rice worth P83M seized in Cebu port

Nestle L. Semilla 12/11/2017

At least P80 million worth of goods made up mostly of smuggled rice inside 71 shipping containers were confiscated on Monday by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) port of Cebu. According to the Bureau of Customs, the…

NFA rice supply in CV good for 9 days

Futch Anthony Inso 12/05/2017

THE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) is limiting its distribution of the supply of NFA rice to accredited retailers in the region because the NFA has only a 9-day buffer stock for Central Visayas. Procopio…

NFA: Rice prices up by P1 to P2 per kilo

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2017

A P1 TO P2 per kilo increase in the prices of rice in different major and small retailers in different public markets and supermarkets in Metro Cebu has been observed by the National Food Authority in Central…

Bureau completes soil fertility survey of rice areas in Cebu

USJ-R Journalism Intern Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/05/2017

THE Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Central Visayas has completed the soil fertility survey of the 26 municipalities of Cebu that are declared as rice areas. The survey…

Rice aid

Editorial 06/27/2017

Whether it was substandard quality rice or polluted water in their wells, the beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, deserve better from the government and the rice traders who…

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