By Leila B. Salaverria
A lawmaker expressed concern Monday about an increase in the price of rice because of the El Niño weather phenomenon, as several other legislators indicated they were dissatisfied with the Department of Agriculture’s preparations for the expected dry spell.
By Anselmo Roque
Whenever the rice supply situation is brought up in conversations, two grave misconceptions are at once entertained by the public.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Simple denials and a “smear campaign” won’t pacify the public’s rage over the continuing increase in prices of rice, shortage in supply and allegations that rice imported by the National Food Authority (NFA) are overpriced, a ranking leader of a militant group said on Wednesday.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
How close are we, really, to self-reliance in rice production – 92 percent, 94 percent, 95 percent?
By DJ Yap
The Department of Agriculture on Thursday insisted the government was on track to achieve its target of rice self-sufficiency this year, and appealed to news media not to equate the concept of rice self-sufficiency with zero importation of rice.