SPEAKER Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez on Wednesday joined the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in another round of surprise inspection of rice warehouses in Bulacan, even as he encouraged Customs Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio to send rice smugglers and hoarders to jail.
Amid the swirling rice cartel issue, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has found huge bulk of suspected smuggled imported rice from various warehouses in Bulacan on Thursday.
The National Food Authority (NFA) should use its allocation to procure unmilled rice from farmers to boost its buffer stock, according to a nongovernment organization.
The National Food Authority (NFA) received 10,000 bags of rice from the government of Japan for Mayon Volcano-affected residents of Albay recently.
Rice farmers are assured of cash assistance from tariffs slapped on imports, an official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday.
The Federation of Free Farmers on Tuesday cautioned the Department of Agriculture (DA) against “frightening” legitimate rice traders in its bid to control rice hoarding and eliminate market price manipulation through warehouse inspections.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is urging farmers to enlist in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) to obtain certified seeds through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF).
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is targeting to sell smuggled sugar stocks at Kadiwa stores within this quarter, an official of the Department of Agriculture confirmed on Wednesday.
The combined effects of the southwest monsoon along with typhoons “Egay” and “Falcon” has so far caused an estimated P2,944,689,603.82 for agriculture and another P3,631,012,164.44 for infrastructure for a total of P6,575,701,768.26, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in an updated bulletin released Monday.
Smuggled often pose health and safety risks and impede the government’s efforts to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco-related diseases, according to Senator Cynthia Villar.
THE chief of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC) said the Governance Commission for Government-owned and -controlled corporations (GCG) decided it will remain under the Department of Finance (DOF).