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NFA’s bidding for 203,000 MT of rice fails

THE National Food Authority (NFA) has failed to secure the remaining balance for the additional 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice after the governments of Thailand and Vietnam has pulled out from the bidding.

NFA picks groups to bring in 100,000 tons rice for Mindanao

THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA) on Thursday chose 21 groups to import a total of 100,000 metric tons of rice for Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (ZamBaSulTa).

NFA doles out 32,000 bags of rice to Ompong victims

THE National Food Authority (NFA) has released 32,391 bags of rice as of today (Sept. 18) to Typhoon Ompong victims.

NFA monitoring

National Food Authority (NFA) personnel are deployed to the retail shops in parts of Sultan Kudarat to ensure that government-subsidized rice is available and...

NFA readies rice stocks in areas to be hit by Ompong

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it has readied rice stocks in provinces expected to be hit by Typhoon Ompong, which has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

NFA says weevil-infested rice at Subic cleared by PQS

THE NATIONAL Food Authority (NFA) said on Wednesday that its 132,400 bags of rice infested by weevil or bukbok, imported from Thailand and docked at the Subic Bay Freeport, has been given clearance by the Plant Quarantine Service (PQS) of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) after it has undergone fumigation.

Makabayan bloc backs P10 billion extra NFA budget for use in...

THE MAKABAYAN bloc of legislators on Wednesday filed a resolution backing a P10-billion supplemental budget for the National Food Authority (NFA) for domestic rice procurement between September and January.

House to add P10B to NFA procurement funds

A RESOLUTION is expected to be filed at the House of Representatives this week to add P10 billion to the 2019 budget of the National Food Authority (NFA) to boost its ability to procure rice from domestic farmers.

Quarantine bureau clears NFA rice shipment in Albay after treating weevil...

The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in Region V has cleared the National Food Authority's (NFA) imported rice in Port of Tabaco in Albay...

PHL to import extra 250,000 tons of rice in open tender...

THE PHILIPPINES will import an additional 250,000 tons of rice via an open tender, the state grains procurement agency said on Wednesday, as the government rushes to boost domestic supply and curb rising retail prices of the staple grain.

NFA says hands tied on rice imports, domestic procurement funding

THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it was not responsible for the rice supply crisis because it was not allocated sufficient funds to increase domestic procurement, and added that its advice was not heeded on the timing of imports.

Ex-technocrats join call for abolition of NFA

THE Foundation for Economic Freedom said on Thursday that it is throwing its support behind Senators Cynthia A. Villar and Sherwin T. Gatchalian, who have called for the abolition of the National Food Authority.

NFA brings rice to Zamboanga City villages after shortage

FOLLOWING A grave rice shortage in Zamboanga City in the past two weeks that saw regular mill rice sold at as much as P80 per kilogram, the National Food Authority (NFA) Zamboanga Peninsula regional office has launched a program to bring supply directly to the different villages.

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...