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NFA bids open in my time–Banayo

Top officials of the National Food Authority including its former administrator Lito Banayo (inset) gave big-time smugglers legal cover in importing rice using farmers’ cooperatives as fronts, an investigation of rice smuggling in the country showed. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Former National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Monday said the import permits issued by the agency during his term were awarded through open and transparent bidding processes as approved by the NFA Council headed by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Illegal logging caused floods


When Typhoon “Pablo” struck, the illegally cut logs on the mountains of Baganga and Cateel towns in Davao Oriental province crashed into the bald mountain slope, floated on the swollen river, bulldozed houses on the riverbanks and rammed into bridges.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in On Target | Read More »

Banayo resigns from NFA, will run for Congress

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National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Tuesday confirmed he was resigning his post to run for congressman of his home district in Agusan Del Norte.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Gov’t rice imports to end smuggling’


Lashing out at “dubious farmers’ cooperatives” that have allowed themselves to be used by rice smugglers, National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo has suggested that the government regain its monopoly in rice importation.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Asian floods a ‘blessing’ for local rice farmers–NFA

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The worst flooding to hit Thailand that continues to keep thousands of hectares of rice fields in that country submerged is having a salutary effect on the price of the grain for local farmers, according to the National Food Authority (NFA).

Posted: October 28th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »