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CIDG, NFA uncover rice rebagging at trader’s warehouse


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.   [...]

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

KMP raises alarm on more rice imports


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.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DA grilled over 1.3M MT rice import in 2014

DA Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After QC, Manila OKs half-rice bill


Restaurants and other eateries in Manila will soon be required to offer a half-cup rice option to customers.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kiko Pangilinan says rice prices stabilizing

Rice prices nationwide have begun to stabilize, according to de facto agriculture secretary Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »