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about 1 week ago

The President also says he would recommend to lawmakers the abolition of the National Food Authority Council.

about 2 weeks ago

Consumers are now suffering from rising prices of basic commodities — especially rice. This morning, government officials visited a public market in Manila to monitor the situation.

about 2 weeks ago

It doesn't help that the agricultural labor force has been on a drastic decline, losing over 1.5 million workers in the past five years alone. This means lower production as more farmers, fishermen, and workers look for other jobs.

about 2 weeks ago

Economic managers pin down the National Food Authority for the lack of cheap rice that pushed rice prices up. They add the grains importer may be liable for diverting funds.

about 2 weeks ago

Lawmakers at the House of Representatives grilled National Food Authority officials on the country's rice supply. During a budget hearing, the agency admits it hardly bought rice from local farmers and that it spent most of its funds to pay off loans.

about 3 weeks ago

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol would not comment on calls to abolish the National Food Authority — but he has other qualms about the agency.

about 3 weeks ago

The President attributes higher rice prices to 'politics,' while Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol traces it to 'speculation.'

about 3 weeks ago

President Rodrigo Duterte has left the country this afternoon for historic visits to Israel and Jordan. He is the first sitting President to visit these countries. But before leaving, he left a warning to rice traders.

about 3 weeks ago

The National Food Authority Council will allow an increase in rice imports — and Malacanang expects the NFA administration to cooperate.

about 1 month ago

Rice prices are getting higher and higher by the day. While authorities admit there is an increase, they say the prices still fall within their expectations.