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about 1 month ago

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol said the government is looking to Papua New Guinea for food security, saying Filipinos can grow rice there, then ship the grains back to the country through the private sector.

about 1 month ago

The bill lifting rice imports in exchange for tariffs hurdles the bicameral conference committee, two steps short of becoming a law.

about 2 months ago

The rice bidding comes amid the NFA's latest report on the country's crop output for 2018.

about 2 months ago

The government moved the implementation of the suggested retail price (SRP) to Saturday as industry stakeholders requested for a three-day extension to let retailers prepare the signages. While consumers welcome the SRP on rice, retailers have a different take on the new policy.

about 3 months ago

The government is also banning nicknames like 'Yummy' and 'Super Angelica,' and standardizing labels for rice.

about 3 months ago

The Philippines goes up to 70th place this year, 9 spots higher than its 2017 ranking.

about 3 months ago

Once enacted, businesses and individuals can outsource rice from the country's Southeast Asian neighbors, but will have to comply with 40 percent tariff. The collected taxes will be used to fund programs aimed at helping farmers such as mass irrigation, rice storage and research initiatives.

about 3 months ago

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez assures the public that there will be a steady supply of rice by next month.

about 4 months ago

President Rodrigo Duterte did not hold back in discussing the country's issues during a sit-down interview with his chief legal counsel Tuesday.

about 4 months ago

Amid public concerns over the lack of cheap rice and the continuing increase of prices of goods and services, agricultural officials say they expect prices of commercial rice to stabilize in the next two months.