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Aquino urged to stop rice imports, impose price control while raiding rice hoarders


Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares urged President Benigno Aquino III to stop the importation of rice and implement price control on the staple to stymie the rice cartel.

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

Heard on Inquirer Radio 990AM: FPI president on rising prices of rice

Importation is not the answer. We challenge food security czar Francis Pangilinan to get rid of rice cartel. Political will not press release please…—Federation of Philippine Industries president Jesus Arranza

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rice cartels, smuggling going out of style–Alcala


Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said rice cartel and smuggling would soon be a thing of the past as he noted an upsurge in the country’s rice production goal last year.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Auditors: NFA must delegate some services to others


MANILA, Philippines—The National Food Authority (NFA) must privatize or delegate some of its services to other agencies, while keeping its mandate to ensure food security, to cut its debts and trading losses worth P180 billion, an audit team that reviewed the agency’s books said. The audit team, composed of Jesus P. Posadas, Oscar A. Torralba […]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Rice spillage unavoidable, says NFA Visayas office

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The National Food Authority (NFA) office in Central Visayas said spillage in the region during the unloading and transfer of rice stocks was unavoidable. Lucy Rosales, the NFA public information officer in Central Visayas, said the spillage was considered part of the operational losses, which include expenses for the transportation of the rice […]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »