Posts Tagged rice

BOC Zamboanga seizes smuggled rice and cigarettes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 21, 2019

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) Zamobanga has seized smuggled rice and cigarettes on Monday (Aug 19) along Pangutaran, Sulu and Isabela City, Basilan, respectively. Preliminary reports said authorities found various...

PH targets 96% rice self-sufficiency by 2020

Marje Pelayo   •   April 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to achieve 96 per cent rice self-sufficiency in the country by the year 2020. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said the...

DA, DTI inspects NFA rice service outlets, studies SRPs on rice

admin   •   April 18, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez on Wednesday inspected accredited service outlets of the National Food Authority’s “Tulong sa Bayan Bigas” where low-priced well-milled...

PH to send 22 farmers to Papua New Guinea to do farming demo

admin   •   February 17, 2018

MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Agriculture (DA) will send 22 farmers to Papua New Guinea next month. According to Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, the farmers will help develop the 100-hectare...

Philippine Competition Commission studies rice issues, warns traders vs manipulating rice prices

admin   •   February 14, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines — One of the sectors that the Philippine Competition Council (PCC) is focusing on is agriculture, including the movement of rice prices. The National Food Authority (NFA) already...

NFA sends rice supply to Mayon affected residents

admin   •   January 30, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The National Food Authority (NFA) distributed more than 13,000 sacks of rice to residents affected by the activities of Mt. Mayon. Based on the figures of the...

National Food Authority to import 250,000 MT of rice amounting to P5.6B

UNTV News   •   July 7, 2017

  MANILA, Philippines — The government is set to import a total of 250 thousand metric tons of rice amounting to P5.6 billion. The National Food Authority (NFA) has now...

Cabanatuan museum highlights evolution of Philippine Rice Industry

admin   •   April 1, 2017

NUEVA ECIJA — The province of Nueva Ejica is considered the “rice granary of the Philippines”. It is also where the history of the country’s rice industry can be found....

DA counts free irrigation as one of Duterte administration’s achievements in 100 days

admin   •   October 5, 2016

  Although implementation of free irrigation is not until next year, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol is already counting it as part of the Duterte administration’s achievements in 100 days. Piñol...

Images of PH President and VP in rice paddy: A call to unity

admin   •   September 20, 2016

  NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines —The FutureRice Program, under the Philippine Rice Research Institute, taps agritourism to call for unity among Filipinos in advancing our rice industry and in uplifting the...


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