Posts Tagged NFA

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...

Senators grill NFA officials over ‘rotten rice’ in warehouse

Marje Pelayo   •   August 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senators expressed dismay over the National Food Authority (NFA) for not giving priority on buying local farmers yield. During the hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture...

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...

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...

Duterte eyes Chinese businessman for NFA Admin post; no pick for CJ yet

admin   •   October 10, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is yet to pick a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) following the retirement of Judge Teresita de Castro. “Ang next...

NFA Administrator Aquino asked to be relieved – Duterte

admin   •   September 12, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte said that National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino has asked to be relieved from his post. “Jason Aquino has requested that he be relieved already. He...

Opposition calls for NFA’s Aquino to quit, suggests ways to solve rice woes

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo made rounds in different parts of the country to hear the sides of the people especially regarding the issue on rice. According...

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...

UNTV EXCLUSIVE: Sec. Piñol eats weevil-infested rice to allay public fears

admin   •   August 31, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol personally cooked sample of weevil-infested rice himself and ate it on live television together with fried galunggong or round scad. The Secretary...

Philippines to import P6.7-B worth of rice from Thailand and Vietnam

admin   •   May 5, 2018

      MANILA, Philippines – Re-bidding for the country’s importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice ended early on Friday. The bid prices of Thailand and Vietnam were lower...


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