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National Food Authority

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The Manila Times
Rice importation need not be controversialThe National Food Authority (NFA) planning to import 250,000 metric tons (MT) o
The Manila Times / Posted 12 hours ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) planning to import 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice has made news again, and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla have stated their opposition on the... Read more
19h
Inquirier.net
Poe: Chronic hunger is a violation of human rightshalf of what they earn on food expenses. Poe, who earlier sought a Senate inqu
Inquirier.net / Posted 19 hours ago
half of what they earn on food expenses. Poe, who earlier sought a Senate inquiry into allegations that syndicates at the National Food Authority (NFA) manipulate rice data to jack-up rice prices, said the “criminal” activity of these syndicates... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Piñol’s idea of planting rice in Papua New Guinea draws flakand Piñol’s proposal were “very antifarmer as well as against the poor” who rel
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
and Piñol’s proposal were “very antifarmer as well as against the poor” who relied on affordable rice varieties from the National Food Authority, he said. On Wednesday, Piñol announced on his Facebook page that he would visit Port Moresby next... Read more
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Inquirier.net
House to probe 13 firms allegedly running rice cartels in Metro Manilaallegedly controlling prices of rice in the capital region. Lopez also claimed
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
allegedly controlling prices of rice in the capital region. Lopez also claimed that the firms were hoarding rice from the National Food Authority to mix it with other rice types so they could resell it as commercial rice. ADVERTISEMENT The... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA supply seen to last by MayThe state-run grains agency’s rice supply is bound to be consumed by May, accor
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
The state-run grains agency’s rice supply is bound to be consumed by May, according to its administrator. National Food Authority (NFA) chief Jason Aquino said during the House Committee on Food and Agriculture’s hearing on the rice shortage, that... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA plan to stop sale of cheaper rice hitThe National Food Authority (NFA) is once again in hot water for allegedly prop
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) is once again in hot water for allegedly proposing to stop the sale of its cheap rice variant at P27 per kilo and instead focusing on the sale of its higher priced P32 per kilo variant. Industry groups Bayan Muna... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
Rights group slams NFA memo requiring employees to submit personal info to AFPthe Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan) descr
Bulatlat.com / Posted 6 days ago
the Karapatan Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (Karapatan) described a required form for employees of the National Food Authority (NFA). Dated January 18, 2018, NFA released a memorandum requiring its officials and employees to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA welcomes audit amid rice stock shortageWorkers take sacks of rice from a National Food Authority warehouse in this pho
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Workers take sacks of rice from a National Food Authority warehouse in this photo taken Feb. 8, 2018. INQUIRER PHOTO / JAM STA ROSA The policy making body of the National Food Authority (NFA) is set to audit the agency following reports that it was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Poe calls for Senate probe on ‘rice shortage, cartel’Tuesday Senate Resolution No. 623, directing the committee on agriculture and f
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
Tuesday Senate Resolution No. 623, directing the committee on agriculture and food to investigate the purported shortage of National Food Authority (NFA) rice that is driving up prices of commercial rice in the markets. “It is downright bewildering... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA set to import 250,000 MT of riceThe National Food Authority (NFA) Council yesterday approved the importation of
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) Council yesterday approved the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice to replenish the NFA buffer stock that is used in part to help stabilize rice prices, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr said. Evasco, chair... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA chairman wants rice hoarders charged with economic sabotageSecretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. (Photo from Malacañang) National F
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. (Photo from Malacañang) National Food Authority (NFA) Council Chairman Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr. on Monday said he would want rice hoarders to be charged with economic sabotage for deliberately withholding... Read more
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Sun Star
Rice hoarders face economic sabotage charges, government warnshas warned that private traders may face economic sabotage charges, if they are
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
has warned that private traders may face economic sabotage charges, if they are found hoarding rice amid reports that the National Food Authority (NFA) was running low on its inventory. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. said the government... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA Council approves importation of 250,000 metric tons of riceThe inter-agency National Food Authority (NFA) Council on Monday approved the i
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
The inter-agency National Food Authority (NFA) Council on Monday approved the importation of 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice. “The standby authority to import 250,000 metric tons is approved. The importation should arrive after the first week of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA given go signal to import 250,000 MT of riceNFA rice. INQUIRER FILE / RAFFY LERMA The policymaking council of the National
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
NFA rice. INQUIRER FILE / RAFFY LERMA The policymaking council of the National Food Authority (NFA) has approved the standby authority of the agency to import 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice to ramp up its depleting buffer stock. The decision came... Read more
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Inquirier.net
PH’s total rice inventory down by 17.2% in Janlevels, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. Stocks in
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
levels, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed. Stocks in commercial warehouses, households and National Food Authority (NFA) depositories were at 2.28 million metric tons (MT). This was lower by 17.2 percent than the... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
Villar: No shortage of ricethe quick response of Senator Cynthia Villar to members of the press who asked
Zamboanga Today / Posted 11 days ago
the quick response of Senator Cynthia Villar to members of the press who asked her about the revelation of the National Food Authority that the country does not have enough supply of the staple food. Villar who was in Zamboanga City... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Piñol wants private sector out of rice tradebarred from the rice trade in the Philippines. Piñol’s statement comes in the
Inquirier.net / Posted 11 days ago
barred from the rice trade in the Philippines. Piñol’s statement comes in the wake of the reported shortage in supply of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in the country. “Kung ako lang ang magdedesisyon, tatanggalin ko ang negosyo ng bigas sa... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Faces of the newsJason Laureano Y. Aquino The retired Army lieutenant colonel is again at odds
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
Jason Laureano Y. Aquino The retired Army lieutenant colonel is again at odds with his colleagues at the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, this time for insisting that the NFA should import 250,000 metric tons of milled rice. This is a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Gov’t says rice enough but prices say otherwiseWorkers carry sacks of rice from the dwindling supply of a National Food Author
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
Workers carry sacks of rice from the dwindling supply of a National Food Authority warehouse in Cebu City. —JUNJIE MENDOZA / CEBU DAILY NEWS The lack of government-subsidized rice in markets created a gaping hole that is lending falsity to the... Read more
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The Manila Times
DA to sell cheaper commercial rice on Feb 14by claiming a shortage. Commercial rice have been sold at as much as P60 per k
The Manila Times / Posted 12 days ago
by claiming a shortage. Commercial rice have been sold at as much as P60 per kilo in markets following reports that the National Food Authority (NFA) was running out of buffer stock. Piñol said that, by the end of 2017, the buffer stock of NFA... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Pangilinan supports call to probe rice shortagein the country. Pangilinan said the consuming public has the right to know the
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
in the country. Pangilinan said the consuming public has the right to know the reason behind the sudden drop in supply of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in the country. “We would like to encourage this para malaman natin (so that we would... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Syndicates at NFA manipulating rice data? Poe wants to knowsupply data. In a chance interview, Poe noted the significance of getting to t
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
supply data. In a chance interview, Poe noted the significance of getting to the bottom of the disagreement between the National Food Authority (NFA) and Department of Agriculture (DA) on whether or not there was a need to import rice. “Palagi... Read more
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13d
Inquirier.net
Duterte signs law granting free irrigationand fishponds will now be subjected to irrigation fees based on the season, the
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
and fishponds will now be subjected to irrigation fees based on the season, the crops planted and the buying price of the National Food Authority. The fees can range from two to five cavans (of 50 kilograms each) per hectare. ADVERTISEMENT In... Read more
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13d
Inquirier.net
NFA Plan to import rice draws flakVarious groups have criticized President Duterte for allowing the National Food
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
Various groups have criticized President Duterte for allowing the National Food Authority (NFA) to import an additional 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice to ramp up its buffer stock despite the abundance of local unmilled rice or palay. Samahang... Read more
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Sun Star
Osmeña: City Hall won’t help Cebu City Jailproblem, not ours. Why should we come to the rescue? Let them solve their probl
Sun Star / Posted 13 days ago
problem, not ours. Why should we come to the rescue? Let them solve their problem,” he told reporters yesterday. The National Food Authority (NFA) 7 is running low in its rice reserves, and as a result, the city jail is experiencing shortage... Read more
13d
Inquirier.net
30,000 sacks of NFA rice arrive in BoholTAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Around 30,000 sacks of rice from a National Food Authori
Inquirier.net / Posted 13 days ago
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Around 30,000 sacks of rice from a National Food Authority (NFA) depot in Cebu City arrived at the Tagbilaran port on Wednesday afternoon. NFA-Bohol manager Maria Fe Evasco said the rice shipment was delayed due to port... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Top Storiesup farm mechanization, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 13 days ago
up farm mechanization, Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said yesterday. Masculino assured that the reported National Food Authority shortage of rice stock will not affect Negros Occidental's supply. Negros Occidental has a lot of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA rice import plan questionedEMPTY HOUSE. Virtually empty, the Loakan warehouse of the National Food Authori
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
EMPTY HOUSE. Virtually empty, the Loakan warehouse of the National Food Authority contains 14,428 bags of grains good for three days, a condition shared by many NFA warehouses in the provinces. Commercial stocks are plenty, but traders have been... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte orders importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice amid 'shortage'Duterte has allowed the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice in the face
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
Duterte has allowed the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice in the face of reports that the buffer stock of the National Food Authority is fast depleting, an official said Thursday. Secretary to the Cabinet and NFA Council Chairman... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Rice production up by 1.65 million tons in 2017 – gov’t dataoversupply of rice),” Piñol said in a radio interview. The report on the huge
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
oversupply of rice),” Piñol said in a radio interview. The report on the huge rise in local palay production came as the National Food Authority (NFA) announced that it was experiencing a shortage in its buffer stock of low-priced rice. NFA... Read more
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Inquirier.net
RICE ‘SHORTAGE’: Piñol blasts ‘robbery’ by ‘greedy’ tradersgone up. INQUIRER FILE / JAM STA. ROSA Commercial rice should only cost around
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
gone up. INQUIRER FILE / JAM STA. ROSA Commercial rice should only cost around P36 per kilo in the market even as the National Food Authority (NFA) announced a shortage in its low-priced stocks, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Piñol: No rice shortage; PH has ‘record’ stocksyears,” he added. Piñol made the disclosure amid reports that the country was
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
years,” he added. Piñol made the disclosure amid reports that the country was experiencing a rice shortage after the National Food Authority (NFA) announced that it was running low on stocks. “Hindi mali ang balita ng NFA na meron silang... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Villar, Evasco doubt there’s rice shortageThe head of the Senate committee on agriculture and food wonders why the the ri
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
The head of the Senate committee on agriculture and food wonders why the the rice supply of the National Food Authority (NFA) is only good for two days, down from the mandated 15 days. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the committee, also wonders why... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Minimum P5 rice price hike seenMANILA, Philippines — With the depleting stocks of cheaper rice from the Nation
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — With the depleting stocks of cheaper rice from the National Food Authority, consumers should brace for a minimum increase of P5 in the price of commercial rice as the NFA is yet to replenish its inventory following the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Negros has enough rice supply – govrice is also being exported, and he is hoping that in the future the province w
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
rice is also being exported, and he is hoping that in the future the province would no longer import rice. Earlier, the National Food Authority (NFA) here again fell short of its rice distribution target. Marianito Bejemino, provincial manager... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA stops supplying rice to retailerswhich sells commercial rice. —JAM STA. ROSA TAGBILARAN CITY—For years, Cresenc
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
which sells commercial rice. —JAM STA. ROSA TAGBILARAN CITY—For years, Cresencia Castaño had been buying rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) to save money. Last week, however, the 60-year-old resident of Barangay Cogon was forced to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
NFA cautious on rice imports amid rice shortage rumorsMANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the National Food Authority Council is ca
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The chairman of the National Food Authority Council is cautious about claims that the agency is facing a rice shortage, saying such scenario may have been hatched to pressure the government to import the staple. NFA Council... Read more
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Pilipino Star
NFA: No shortage, supply of NFA rice just lowMANILA, Philippines — While there is no shortage of rice in the Philippines, th
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — While there is no shortage of rice in the Philippines, the administrator of the National Food Authority admitted that the agency only has enough of the staple for 35 days. “There is no rice shortage in the industry but NFA has... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Villar wants scrutiny on NFA rice shortage, status of nation’s food securityBACASMAS) Senator Cynthia Villar has sought for a Senate inquiry into the repo
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
BACASMAS) Senator Cynthia Villar has sought for a Senate inquiry into the reported insufficient supply of rice at the National Food Authority (NFA), as well as a review on the role of the agency in ensuring the country’s food security. Villar... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NFA rice: Only 2 days’ supply leftrice has disappeared in many outlets, like in this stall in Kamuning Market whi
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
rice has disappeared in many outlets, like in this stall in Kamuning Market which sells commercial rice. —JAMSTA. ROSA The National Food Authority (NFA) has only two day’s worth of milled rice as the agency awaited clearance to import, NFA... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No gov’t rice for retail outlets in BicolThe National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol has suspended the release of rice to
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol has suspended the release of rice to authorized retail outlets in the region to meet the needs of thousands of evacuees affected by Mount Mayon’s eruptions. Lilibeth Antivola-Jacob, information officer of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Philippines has enough rice supply – Palacethere is a standby order for 250,000 metric tons of rice to ensure enough suppl
Pilipino Star / Posted 16 days ago
there is a standby order for 250,000 metric tons of rice to ensure enough supply in the market. Evasco is chairman of the National Food Authority Council. The NFA imports rice and sells this at a cheap price to ensure that poor households will... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No rice shortage in PH, NFA assures publicThe National Food Authority (NFA) assured the public on Tuesday that there was
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
The National Food Authority (NFA) assured the public on Tuesday that there was no rice shortage in the country even though the agency only has two days’ worth of buffer stock. NFA spokesperson Rebecca Olarte said that there was no rice shortage in... Read more
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The Manila Times
NFA rice situation ‘under control’ — Palaceand that President Rodrigo Duterte has found a “diplomatic solution,” amid fear
The Manila Times / Posted 16 days ago
and that President Rodrigo Duterte has found a “diplomatic solution,” amid fears raised on the possible shortage of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in the market. In a press conference, Palace Spokesman Harry Roque said Secretary to the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace: Duterte has ‘diplomatic solution’ to possible NFA rice shortage(File photo by JOAN BONDOC / Philippine Daily Inquirer)O Malacañang on Monday
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
(File photo by JOAN BONDOC / Philippine Daily Inquirer)O Malacañang on Monday allayed fears on the possible shortage of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in the market as President Rodrigo Duterte had already employed a “diplomatic solution” to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Shortage of NFA rice raising pricesMANILA, Philippines — The shortage of rice from the National Food Authority (NF
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The shortage of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) is real and raising prices of the staple, Sen. Nancy Binay warned yesterday. In a statement, the senator asked the inter-agency NFA Council to address its dwindling... Read more
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The Manila Times
Japan facilitates rice donation to Marawifrom the Embassy of Japan, together with APTERR Secretariat General Manager Cha
The Manila Times / Posted 18 days ago
from the Embassy of Japan, together with APTERR Secretariat General Manager Chanpithya Shimphalee, National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino, Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Luzviminda... Read more
18d
Inquirier.net
Binay hits shortage of NFA rice in the marketPhoto taken from agriculture-ph.com Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday lamented the
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Photo taken from agriculture-ph.com Senator Nancy Binay on Sunday lamented the shortage of National Food Authority (NFA) rice, as she questioned what the inter-agency National Food Authority Council was doing to address the dwindling supply of... Read more
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Sun Star
Always display NFA rice, retailers urgedNEWLY-installed National Food Authority (NFA) Davao manager calls on their accr
Sun Star / Posted 19 days ago
NEWLY-installed National Food Authority (NFA) Davao manager calls on their accredited rice retailers to make sure there are always NFA rice displays in their stores every day. “I look forward that with our inventory now, our partners in the grains... Read more
20d
Sun Star
NFA: No rice shortage in DavaoTHE National Food Authority (NFA) Davao City assures the consumers that sometim
Sun Star / Posted 20 days ago
THE National Food Authority (NFA) Davao City assures the consumers that sometimes when they notice empty NFA rice bins in local markets in the city even if in the middle of the day, it only means that the retailers are trying to spread out their... Read more
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