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NFA welcomes audit amid rice stock shortage

/ 01:10 PM February 14, 2018

Workers take sacks of rice from a National Food Authority warehouse in this photo taken Feb. 8, 2018. INQUIRER PHOTO / JAM STA ROSA

The policy making body of the National Food Authority (NFA) is set to audit the agency following reports that it was having insufficient stocks of rice.

In a press conference with officials of the Department of Agriculture, Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan, a resource person for the council, said members of the council had issued a resolution to audit the NFA’s acquisition and distribution of rice.

“The NFA management welcomes the audit. This is to clarify issues about our distribution,” said NFA Administrator Jason Aquino.

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“Distribution levels in the provinces and island municipalities vary since their daily consumption requirement are also different. Others also procure palay while some do not. There are also provinces with higher poverty incidence like NCR (National Capital Region) so distribution is larger,” he explained. /cbb

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