NFA-7 procures 729 bags of palay from local farmers

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Rice Tariffication Law prohibiting the National Food Authority (NFA) from importing rice has prompted the agency  to focus on procuring palay from local farmers. With this, the National Food Authority in Central…

At least 1,000 NFA employees to lose jobs as rice tariffication begins

Inquirer.net 02/21/2019

The National Food Authority (NFA) is already preparing for the eventual downsizing of its functions and scope as a grains agency following the passage of the Rice Import Liberalization Act. Under the law, the NFA will be…

With Rice Tariffication Law, NFA-7 to focus on farmers, rice production

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Farmers and rice production. These are the two areas that the National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) will focus on with the loss of NFA’s regulatory functions following the signing into law…

Cebu Coop leader tells gov’t: Help our sector participate in rice importation

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A cooperative leader here is asking the government to help their sector participate in the importation of rice to prevent possible abuses by large-scale traders. Erwin Goc-ong, chairman of the Cebu Market Vendors…

Arroyo: Rice Tariffication Law to help farmers improve productivity, competitiveness

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/18/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite fears that the enactment of the Rice Tariffication Law would kill the local rice production industry, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said that the new law would still benefit the farmers. “The proceeds…

Gov’t urged: Ease Rice Tariffication Law’s effects on farmers with programs to boost rice production

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While certain that the signing into law of the rice tariffication bill is a good sign for consumers, a local retailer’s group leader said the government should initiate improvements in local rice production in…

What is wrong with the projected inflation and tariffication?

Fernando Fajardo 10/25/2018

Monetary authorities conceded to missing their 2-4 percent target band for inflation this year and next. They see prices averaging 5.2 percent in 2018 and 4.3 percent in 2019. To combat surging prices, the government plans to…

House passes revised agricultural tariffication bill on 2nd reading

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill seeking to replace quantitative restrictions (QRs) on imported rice with tariffs or taxes. The lower chamber approved House Bill (HB) 7735 or the “Revised Agricultural Tariffication…

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