Posts Tagged National Food Authority

House probes sudden drop of palay prices

Maris Federez   •   October 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives has launched an investigation on the sudden drop in the price of palay in the provinces. Newly harvested palay are reportedly being sold...

NFA to ‘flood’ markets with imported rice to lower price of commercial rice

UNTV News   •   September 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is not satisfied with the current price of commercial rice in the market. Based on reports, the lowest price of rice remains...

Duterte tells NFA to buy palay from local farmers at reasonable price

Robie de Guzman   •   September 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told the Department of Agriculture, through the National Food Authority (NFA) to buy palay (unhusked rice) from local farmers at a reasonable...

NFA welcomes new administrator

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 19, 2019

The National Food Authority (NFA) council member Judy Carol L. Dansal took her oath as the new NFA Administrator on Tuesday afternoon (June 19). Dansal will replace Jason Laureano Y....

Piñol orders NFA to purge co-ops list, probe erring workers

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) has started probing farmers’ cooperatives accredited by the National Food Authority (NFA). Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on his social media post on...

Cheaper price of rice seen after release of IRR for Rice Tariffication Law

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Policymakers released on Friday (April 5) the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the law easing importation of rice. The 31-page Joint Memorandum Circular 01-2019 signed by...

NFA procures 1.26M sacks of palay from local farmers in Q1

Marje Pelayo   •   April 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) has increased its procurement of local farmers’ yield in the first quarter of 2019 by 6,149% higher than last year. According to...

Council assures availability of P27/kg NFA rice under Rice Tariffication Act

Marje Pelayo   •   March 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) Council approved on Tuesday (March 5) the amended implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Rice Tariffication Law. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol...

Duterte not dismissing Piñol, NFA officials over rice woes

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2018

PASAY CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday (September 2) said he is not firing Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino over rice...

Gov’t loses P2B/year to rice smuggling in Zambasulta

Marje Pelayo   •   August 30, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) estimates that about 200,000 metric tons or 4 million sacks of rice from Vietnam and Thailand are being shipped by...


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