NFA and the rice crisis

Editorial 03/19/2018

National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino’s admission that they sold rice to traders during a recent Senate agriculture committee hearing raised serious doubts on the agency’s leadership and the viability of its existence amid the recurrent…

Commercial rice prices may go up this year – GreCon head

Nestle L. Semilla 03/16/2018

Prices of commercial rice may increase by the third quarter of the year especially since several consumers, who have patronized NFA rice, are turning to commercial rice because of the former’s low quality. Erwin Gok-ong, president of…

NFA resumes sale of rice in major markets

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 03/05/2018

AT least 100 bags of NFA rice were released to two “Bigasan sa Palengke” (BSP) outlets, NFA-7’s major market, yesterday morning, as the agency resumed the selling of NFA rice. There are 11 major markets, or BSP…

NFA-7 started limited release of rice today

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc 03/05/2018

At least 100 bags of National Food Authority (NFA) rice were released to two Bigasan sa Palengke (BPS) markets in T. Padilla, Cebu City on Monday morning. The release comes after the assurance of NFA in Central…

NFA rice distribution to resume

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 03/02/2018

THE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) will resume its distribution of NFA rice to at least 11 identified major markets in Metro Cebu, starting on Monday. Regional Director Yolanda Navarro of NFA-7 said they would…

Rice woes

Stephen D. Capillas 03/01/2018

A proposal by the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-7) to reduce rice consumption by including corn and camote (sweet potato) in the diet may or may not gain currency among Cebu’s households who still…

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,…