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Cebu to sell NFA rice at P20/kilo soon —Gov. Gwen Garcia October 27,2023 - 08:30 AM

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Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia (center)

MANILA, Philippines – The province of Cebu will be the first to sell rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) at P20 per kilo, fulfilling the campaign promise of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia made the announcement on President Marcos’ platform during a formal meeting of all mayors of the province at the Cebu Capitol on Wednesday.

Garcia stressed that Cebu will be the first to sell NFA rice at P20 per kilo. The sale, subsidized by the province, will be offered first to indigent families.

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“It will be Cebu that will be the first to be able to sell NFA rice at P20 per kilo, fulfilling the President’s promise,” Garcia announced amid the rice harvest season.

The provincial government allocated a budget of P100 million to buy NFA rice, in line with President Marcos’ program for the NFA to buy palay at a higher farmgate price.

To recall, farmers’ groups nationwide expressed satisfaction with President Marcos’ performance as Secretary of Agriculture, noting his directives to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to provide free rice seeds, fertilizers, and technical support.

President Marcos had also ordered the NFA to buy palay from farmers at a higher farmgate price for them to enjoy higher income, while also selling rice in the market at a lower price.


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