Manila Bulletin

NFA Slammed over Rice Supply Woes; Probe Set

By Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday questioned the National Food Authority's (NFA) rice supply shortage when government data showed an increase in palay production over the past two years.

"It is downright bewildering to allegedly have a record-breaking surplus in rice supply on one hand and experience a low inventory of rice in the warehouses of NFA on the other hand and thereby needing to import rice," Poe said.

Poe joined her colleagues in the Upper Chamber in pushing for an investigation on the low supply of cheap NFA rice.

She filed Senate Resolution No. 623 directing the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, chaired by Sen. …

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