Rice Crisis (News and Analysis)


Archbishop Dosado: ‘Rice crisis a political issue’

OZAMIS CITY, April 29, 2008―Archbishop Jesus Dosado, CM said the so-called rice crisis diverts the public’s attention from the real issues involving corruption.

Interviewed at his residence prior to a meeting with the Ozamis clergy Tuesday morning, Dosado said the high demand for rice was due to manipulation “to cover-up the greater issue of corruption.” The prelate also said the province of Misamis Occidental as in other provinces have no rice shortage.

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Cebu archdiocese: Rice subsidy reduction anti-poor

CEBU CITY, April 29, 2008—The government’s decision to decrease subsidy allocation for NFA rice is anti-poor, according to Cebu Archdiocese spokesman Msgr. Achilles Dakay.

The NFA rice is currently being subsidized by the government at P18.25 to make it affordable to the poor.

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More on the Rice Crisis: Profiteering and Poverty

If there is no shortage, locally and internationally, and no compelling reason for the increases in rice prices and yet it is happening then somebody is making a hefty profit out of it at the expense of the majority of the Filipino people.

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