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Palace sees rice prices falling as imports arrive

MALACAÑANG on Monday said that the arrival of fresh stocks of low-cost rice imports is expected to result in the reduction of commercial rice prices.

DA changes tune on rice self-sufficiency; goal is competitiveness

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) said its goal is to improve the competitiveness of rice farmers and now views self-sufficiency as impossible because the government counts any imports, no matter how large, against the 100% goal.

NFA gives rice importers 1-week extension due to bad weather

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it will give rice importers a one-week extension on the contracted arrival date of their shipments due to bad weather, but added that a substantial portion of the latest batch of imports has landed in various ports.

Duterte: Rice self-sufficiency goal may not be attainable

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, June 13, said he does not believe the country can attain its goal of...

PHL awards five firms in 250,000-ton rice tender

HAMBURG -- The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) on Tuesday made final awards to five trading houses in its purchase of 250,000 tons of rice in an international tender issued on May 22, European traders said.

Government approves 805,200 tons of rice imports under quota scheme

THE STATE grains procurement agency on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for local traders to import up to 805,200 tons of rice under an annual quota scheme, which should boost domestic supply and keep rising prices in check.

Gov’t accepts 250,000MT rice offers from Vietnam, Thailand

THE PHILIPPINES’ National Food Authority (NFA) on Friday accepted offers from both Vietnam and Thailand for 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice supply, as...

NFA eyes new tender for 250,000 MT rice shipment after failed...

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato, Reporter THE National Food Authority (NFA) is preparing for another import tender for 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, after...

Rice import bid fails, NFA to rely on private traders

The National Food Authority (NFA) will continue to depend on private traders to provide cheaper rice in the market after its first bidding for...

Iloilo rice retailers accuse NFA of ‘unfair distribution’

A GROUP of rice retailers in San Miguel, Iloilo has accused the National Food Authority’s (NFA) provincial office of unfair distribution by favoring certain...

Rice traders from 3 Luzon provinces augment NFA stock for NCR

PRIVATE RICE traders from the provinces of Bulacan, Isabela and Nueva Ecija delivered the first 10,000 bags of rice out of the promised 300,000...

Palace clarifies NFA Council not abolished

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Malacañang on Friday denied reports that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council. In...

Duterte wants NFA council abolished — Agriculture chief

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol revealed early Friday, April 6, that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the abolition of the National Food...

Palace denies reports of rice shortage

Malacañang on Tuesday, April 3, said there is no need for the public to panic amidst reports that the National Food Authority (NFA) has...

Duterte orders NFA to import 250,000 tons of rice

By Arjay L. Balinbin President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the National Food Authority (NFA) Council to pursue the procurement of 250,000 metric tons of rice amid supply shortage reports. “There...

NFA seeks tougher import permit regime for agriculture

THE NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) have agreed to strictly implement the anti-agricultural smuggling act, and crack down on...