NFA rice to be sold in Cebu supermarkets soon if …

Zena V. Magto 10/11/2018

NFA rice will soon be sold in supermarkets in Cebu such as the Metro Retail stores and the Prince Warehouse Club outlets. This will happen if they will be accredited by the National Food Authority as distributors…

Cebu malls want to sell NFA rice

Zena Magto 10/11/2018

The National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) has received applications from commercial malls for the distribution of NFA rice. This was confirmed by Ferdinand Nuñez, head of NFA-7. From October 1 to 9, the market distribution…

600K bags of imported rice seen to stabilize prices in CV

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/10/2018

3RD BATCH OF RICE IMPORTS to arrive in nov. Around 600,000 bags of imported rice will be distributed in Central Visayas by the end of the year. Olma Bayno, National Food Authority in Central Visayas information officer,…

Mandaue gov’t’s food for work program: Free rice for cleaning surroundings

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 09/30/2018

FOUR kilos of free rice in a month for indigent families in Mandaue City in exchange for ensuring the cleanliness of their surroundings. This is the condition for those in the marginalized sector to avail of the…

… as he jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers

Inquirer.net 09/27/2018

BLAME it on drug addicts, again. President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shared a theory that the rice shortage in the country could have been caused by drug addicts in rehabilitation centers who now enjoy eating food. “Ngayon…

Local rice retail leader back junking of NFA Council

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/11/2018

A RICE trade leader in Cebu has expressed support on the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte to recommend the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council. Erwin Goc-ong, president of the Cebu Market Vendors Cooperative (Cemvedco),…

Vietnam to grow rice shipments; PH among main markets

Asia News Network, Inquirer.net 09/09/2018

HCM CITY — Vietnam’s rice exports are expected to rise in the remaining months of the year thanks to increasing demand in many markets, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Higher demand has been…

Gov’t urged: Address inflation’s rise, start with rice supply woes

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/05/2018

6.4% AUGUST INFLATION, A 9-YEAR HIGH The mismanaged rice supply situation, high oil prices, and the continued depreciation of the peso are among the reasons seen by Cebu business leaders for the nine-year high inflation rate of…

Villar: No rice shortage in PH; it’s all with traders

Inquirer.net 09/04/2018

SENATOR Cynthia Villar on Tuesday said she thinks there is no rice shortage in the country and that the rice that should have been in the market are just stocked in the storage of traders. “For me,…

…as he rejects proposal to legalize smuggling to curb the rice ‘crisis’

Inquirer.net 09/02/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday he is not in favor with Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol’s proposal to legalize all transactions related to rice, including smuggling, in order to address the developing rice crisis in the Zamboanga…

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