By Juan Escandor Jr.
NAGA CITY—A joint team from the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the National Food Authority (NFA) has seized 503 sacks of NFA rice imported from Vietnam that were being rebagged as commercial rice in a warehouse located along Maharlika Highway in Barangay (village) Mabulo in this city last week. [...]
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
The militant farmers’ group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) assailed the latest government plan to import another 1.2 million metric tons of rice this year.
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
A partylist lawmaker questioned the need to import 1.3 million metric tons (MT) of rice this year even when the country is expecting at least 96 percent rice self-sufficiency rate in 2014.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
Restaurants and other eateries in Manila will soon be required to offer a half-cup rice option to customers.
Rice prices nationwide have begun to stabilize, according to de facto agriculture secretary Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.