Posts Tagged rice importation

DA targets 20.47 million MT of palay for 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Agriculture Secretary William Dar has attributed the country’s bountiful harvest last year to the various programs of the Department of Agriculture (DA) despite the calamities and pandemic...

Finance chief orders BIR, BOC to probe coops used for rice imports

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has ordered the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs to assist in the investigation being...

Typhoons prompt price spike in agri products; DA eyes rice importation

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The devastation caused by the recent typhoons prompted an increase in prices of agricultural products especially vegetables after major farmlands in agricultural regions suffered massive damage. In...

DA issues tougher guidelines on acquiring rice import permits

Marje Pelayo   •   November 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) maintains it is not stopping the issuance of permits to import rice. “Hindi namin pinapa-stop (We are not stopping the importation.) We...

Duterte orders DA to suspend rice importation

Marje Pelayo   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (November 19) said he has ordered Agriculture Sec. William Dar to suspend rice importation because it’s harvest time for local rice. He...

PACC clears Agriculture Secretary Piñol from corruption allegations

Marje Pelayo   •   June 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) announced on Wednesday (June 12) that it has cleared Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol from allegations of corruption in relation to the rice...

Duterte orders ‘unimpeded’ importation of rice to curb food inflation

Marje Pelayo   •   October 9, 2018

  MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a free market of rice in the country effective Tuesday (October 9). This was announced in a press briefing by Presidential Spokesperson...

NFA to import additional 250,000 metric tons of rice

Marje Pelayo   •   September 6, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) will import an additional 250,000 metric tons of rice. According to Rebecca Olarte, Chief of the NFA Public Affairs Department,...

Low buying price of palay compels rice importation – NFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 3, 2018

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The National Food Authority (NFA) explained why the government is compelled to import rice despite having its own rice granary. NFA administrator Jason Aquino...

NFA fast tracks G2G rice importation

admin   •   April 18, 2018

NFA Administrator Jason Aquino directed the NFA’s Special Bids and Awards Committee to speed up the process of the agency’s government-to-government rice importation deal. This involves the swift delivery of...


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