NFA rice now sells P25 a kilo


THE National Food Authority (NFA) will no longer sell NFA rice at P18.25 a kilo.

Starting Thursday, NFA rice will cost P25 a kilo in all public markets in the city, according to NFA Misamis Oriental Victoria Duray.

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“We are heeding the clamor from the general public for us to sell good quality rice,” Duray said.

Duray said the grains they are selling for P25 per kilo is from Vietnam but of better quality than those sold at P18.25 a kilo.

She said the new rice will be available to the public at three kilos per family.

“Actually it is the public who is demanding that we sell better varieties of rice,” Duray said.

The announcement came as prices of commercial rice varieties went up to as much as P54 a kilo starting this month.

NFA spokesperson Rex Estoperez said in Manila they ordered the distribution of the P25 a kilo rice to curb speculative retail pricing.

Estoperez said the medium price rice is distributed in the cities of Davao, General Santos and Cagayan de Oro where the price of rice is unusually high.

“We know that speculation plays a role in pricing. For example, when the price of fuel goes up or when we report that a drought or typhoon affected harvests, retailers may think about raising prices,” Estoperez said.

Subsidized rice, sold at P18.25 per kilo, will still be available in far-flung barangay of Cagayan de Oro and other provinces, according to Duray.

“We assure the public that the P25 kilo of NFA rice is a higher grade variety, yes it also came from Vietnam but it is a mid primed commercial grade,” Duray said.

Trinidad Abragan, a vegetable vendor, was taken by surprise when she saw the huge tarpaulin announcing the new price of NFA grains in Cogon market Thursday morning.

Abragan have to dip for more money when her turn came at the NFA retail store.

“Bug-at na baya gyud na nga presyo pero wala man mi mahimo kay dili man pud namo makaya ang tag P44 nga kilo. One day one eat na mi ana (It is really expensive but it is better than buying rice at P44 a kilo. We will eat only once a day with that price),” Abragan said.

Prete Digna Pandan, of barangay Iponan, agreed. She said they are still lucky that the increase was not too high.

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5 Responses to “NFA rice now sells P25 a kilo”

  1. Sean Brown Says:

    Very informative, is there an
    alternative to gas car
    can you really run your car on water

  2. barangayrp Says:

    off topic!

    but i want to point out that a Filipino (Mr Dingle) actually invented and demoed a mechanism that makes a car run using pure water as fuel.

    it is very sad to note though that the Philippine government did not support him with the science community (the bureau/techno-crats) ridiculing him. last thing we know, a big car-building company bought his idea/invention and shelved it for good(or bad).

  3. VerPo Says:

    beinte singko man yan o diseotso beintsingko, mahal pa rin at NFA pa rin…

    siraulo mga yan, pano mauubusan ng supply ng bigas eh hunyo na, anihan na ng palay, hayup!

    masyado silang nagra-ride sa global warming..

    mga hayup! SILA, hindi ikaw!

    naiinis lang ako kasi ginigising ako palagi ng mama ko every weekend para sa pumila sa never ending pila ng NFA rice para lang may pagkain ang mga aso namin…

    barangayrp
    :

    hmmm… kaw naman, parang ayaw mo namang masilayan ng madlang pipol ang iyong karisma.

    tyaga lang baka next time e mabigyan ka ng tiket ni gloria wehehehe. may kasama pang pancit noodles heheh… :D

  4. VerPo Says:

    nga pala, si mr. dingel bell, dingel bell, dingle all the way… isang engineer na nakaimbento ng tubig pamalit sa mataas na presyo ng langis… naimbento nya yun, grade 5 yata ako, not so long time ago…

    astig yun, kasi binibili ng Malaysia ang invetion.discovery niya ayaw niya.. ewan ko ngayon kung ano na nangyari sa project… asar lang kasi may ibang engineeer, bayad yata ng 500.00 na nagsasabi na imposible at mapapahamak ang motor ng sasakyan dahil kakalawangin daw yun..

    pero hindi dahil bago pa kalawangin ang tubig ay magiging gas (air) na, natutunan ko yan sa science…

    wala lang ayaw ng gobyerno dahil miyembro daw tayo ng OPEC… este, mawawala ang cut! …

    barangayrp:

    napapansin ko lang na lagi’ng pinag-iinit ng mga post ko ang ulo mo hehehehe…

    hhhmm.. ang alta-presyon. bantayan. baka mamaya e pwede nang gawing gasolina yan. :D

    kidding aside, di lang si mr. dingle ang nagreklamo sa kawalan ng suporta ng gobyerno sa mga Pinoy na imbentor. marami nang mga imbentor ang nagsipaglabasan na ng bansa at ibinenta na lang sa iba ang kanilang mga ideya/imbensyon dahil wala silang napapala sa ating pamahalaan.

    pero yung naimbento ni gloria’ng paraan ng pandaraya sa eleksyon e, yun ang sinuportahan ng mga sandamukal na buwayang naglipana sa mga pampublikong bulwagang bayan sa buong bansa.

    grrrrr….

  5. VerPo Says:

    hay…. masyadong nai-spoiled yang mga aso namin… anlalaki kasi kaya medyo mamumulubi kami kung alpo palagi ang pagkain, lalakas pa namang kumain… dati nung 10.00 pa lang NFA sagana mga aso namin ngayon parang kami na yata kumakain ng NFA, yung aso namin? tira-tira.. bwahhahahaha….

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