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NFA& apos;s Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte - Rappler

NFA's Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsApr 16th, 2018

NFA s Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – In a confidential memorandum to President Rodrigo Duterte, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr accused National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino of diverting NFA rice meant for typhoon-prone Eastern Visayas to select Bulacan rice traders. The memorandum obtained by Rappler was supposed to have been given to Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte doesn& apos;t want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply - Rappler

Duterte doesn't want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Lacson also files complaint vs NFA's Jason Aquino over rice smuggling - Rappler

Lacson also files complaint vs NFA's Jason Aquino over rice smuggling - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

'Poor card' used on Duterte to muddle rice importation issue - Rappler

'Poor card' used on Duterte to muddle rice importation issue - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks - Rappler

PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rice shortage, fake news, PH weather | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte said he took away a Cabinet member's powers because he was "too short-sighted" on the issue of rice supply and was engaged in a "turf war" with other officials. More than 4 out of 10 adult Filipinos use the internet, and a big majority of them see fake news as a serious issue , ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rody OKs rice imports to augment NFA buffer

By Ted Tuvera and Angie M. Rosales President Duterte has allowed the National Food Authority (NFA) to import 250,000 metric tons of rice amid reports of a shortage in government stock of the staple grain.Inter-agency NFA Council chairman Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco said Mr. Duterte has allowed the importation aside from an expected shipment of 325,000 MT of rice in February.“We have no option but to follow the President to activate the 250,000 MT on standby that will be on top of the 325,000 MT that will arrive anytime this month,” Evasco said.It turns out, however, that Presidential spokesman Harry Roque missed the President’s instruction to Evasco.Talking to reporters at Palace briefing, Roque said there is no need to import rice yet. “The point is, there’s already rice on its way, no need to authorize the standby order of 250,000 MT because there’s more than enough rice on its way to beef up the NFA stock,” Roque said. Claiming that there is no rice shortage, NFA administrator Jason Aquino said he plans to import rice to replenish the buffer stock.Notably, Evasco and Aquino had been at odds with each other on what mode of rice importation should be done.Evasco cited elements inside the NFA that manipulate importation processes to make money from it.Roque said that Evasco has nonetheless the trust of Mr. Duterte.“If he [Evasco] sees that there are rumblings because somebody wants to make money, so be it, but I’m happy that Secretary Evasco is on top of the situation,” Roque said. “He enjoys full trust and confidence of the President, that’s why until now the President has not commented on this issue because he trusts that Secretary Evasco will do what is best,” he added.Binay: ‘Get your acts together’Sen. Nancy Binay, however, urged agriculture officials to get their acts together on the reported shortage in rice supply of the NFA.Binay took note of the conflicting claims of NFA and Department of Agriculture (DA) officials on the status of NFA rice supply in the market.“My call is for them to hopefully talk. They should stop talking behind the back or blaming each other. It’s high time that they talk and settle the forecasting on the country’s rice stock,” she said.“I hope that DA (Department of Agriculture) Secretary (Manny) Piñol, the NFA Council, and the NFA leadership would sit down and discuss this matter. They should give priority to the need of the nation more than the internal issues among the different agencies,” Binay said.NFA spokesman Rebecca Olarte, last week, said that NFA-accredited rice retailers will not be able to sell NFA rice for the time being and confirmed that it has decided to temporarily discontinue issuing NFA rice to accredited retailers due to low supply.Piñol and Evasco belied the rice shortage, insisting that there is no shortfall on the rice supply in the country and they even said that there are enough stocks for consumption for the next 96 days.“My only concern is that we do not need to reach the stage when the poor can’t buy NFA rice. I guess it is a wakeup call for everybody,” said Binay.The senator herself attested the apparent lack in supply of NFA rice as she tried to purchase some for distribution as relief goods and was told that the price increased from P1,400 to P1,600 per sack.Binay supported the move taken by Sen. Cynthia Villar in conducting an investigation on whether there’s “artificial” rice supply shortage to effect an increase in the price of NFA rice in the market.Meanwhile, the government is expecting palay or paddy rice harvest of 3 million metric tons in the first quarter, which will augment the 2.8 million metric ton surplus from 2017, Agriculture Secretary Emanuel Piñol told DZMM.Piñol said there was no shortage in subsidized rice sold by the NFA, adding raising prices due to an alleged lack in supply amounted to “daylight robbery. Jason Faustino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Private traders now the source of cheapest rice with NFA supply tight

In a twist of irony, the country's private traders are now the consumers' source of the cheapest rice alternative in the market as the tightness in the supply of the staple from the National Food Authority (NFA) led to the continuous increase in rice prices. As of the first week of May, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed retail prices for regular-milled and well-milled rice climbed to P40.04 and P43.86 per kg, respectively, or an increase of 7.29 percent and 5.48 percent from prices in the same period last year. The upward trend in the country's rice prices that started in January has led President Rodrigo Duterte to order private rice traders to help the go...Keep on reading: Private traders now the source of cheapest rice with NFA supply tight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

PDEA on drug list, Duterte signs contractualization EO, Mueller on Trump | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino says they will apologize if their newly released drug list turns out to have errors.  President Rodrigo Duterte on Labor Day signs an executive order banning illegal contracting and sub-contracting.  Australian nun Patricia Fox vows to return to the Philippines.  The Land Transportation Office in Western Visayas wants to immediately remove some 1,800 unregistered ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Rice import quota scrapped

President Duterte has removed the quota for rice imports, allowing private traders to buy more rice from other countries to ensure that the country has enough supply of the staple......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Duterte removes quotas for rice imports, allows traders to import

President Rodrigo Duterte has removed the quota for rice imports, allowing private traders to buy more rice from other countries to ensure that the country has enough supply of the staple. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Evasco out as head of NFA Council

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. is out of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council, following a row with NFA Administrator Jason Aquino over rice importation. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday that Evasco would no longer head the NFA Council because President Rodrigo Duterte decided on Monday night to put the NFA under the Department of Agriculture, along with the Philippine Coconut Authority and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol is expected to head the new NFA Council. The council, the policymaking body of the NFA, will also no longer include the Development Bank of the Philippines, which will be replaced b...Keep on reading: Evasco out as head of NFA Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

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 bags to replenish the National Food Authority’s (NFA) rice buffer stocks as the agency awaits the shipment of the 250,000 metric tons of imported rice. The initial delivery will be distributed […] The post Rice traders from 3 Luzon provinces augment NFA stock for NCR appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

NFA pushes for higher buying price of palay

THE National Food Authority (NFA) in Western Visayas said there is a standing recommendation to increase the government’s buying price of palay to at least P20 per kilo so that the agency can compete with commercial rice traders. NFA-6 Assistant Regional Director Ruben Manatad said the current buying prices of palay range from P20 to […] The post NFA pushes for higher buying price of palay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte defends NFA chief Jason Aquino: & apos;I trust him& apos; - Rappler

Duterte defends NFA chief Jason Aquino: 'I trust him' - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition

    Does President Duterte want to abolish the NFA Council, the policymaking body of the National Food Authority, to end the conflict between the two over the shortage in the supply of government-subsidized rice?   Yes, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol. No, says presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.   The confusion over what the President intended to do with the NFA Council followed a meeting between Mr. Duterte and rice traders on Thursday night.   "He has abolished the NFA Council and he will transfer the NFA and other agencies related to agriculture that were removed from the Department of Agriculture back to the DA," Piol said in...Keep on reading: Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Revamp of bureaucracy must end rice supply uncertainty

In a meeting with rice traders Thursday night, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed dissatisfaction with the way government agencies have been handling the rice supply situation in the country and thus, he ordered changes to the bureaucracy. The following day, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol told reporters that President Duterte has ordered a revamp at the National [...] The post Revamp of bureaucracy must end rice supply uncertainty appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Duterte wants to abolish Evasco-led NFA Council

President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his intention to "abolish" the National Food Authority (NFA) Council being led by Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. According to sources, he mentioned this plan during his meeting with major rice traders on Thursday night, April 5. Duterte had also supposedly said he would transfer the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Duterte to meet big rice traders amid NFA shortage

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with big rice traders on Thursday afternoon, April 5, after the National Food Authority (NFA) sounded the alarm over its depleted rice buffer stock. "The President will be meeting with big rice traders tomorrow afternoon because the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Thirteen of 23 senators sign the committee report approving the bill seeking to ban political dynasties.  Makabayan bloc lawmakers and other individuals separately ask the Supreme Court to junk the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Food Authority Council to begin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018