Philippine rice importation - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine rice importation

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Rice industry group wants tighter import regulations

Jul 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Bureau of Customs denies allegations that shipments of rice are undervalued

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

A Staple Problem? History of rice crisis in the Philippines

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

While the Philippines is known for its agricultural lands, the country continues to face recurring rice crises over the years

After Dominguez-Piñol 'showdown,' Duterte OKs 'open' rice importation

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte sides with Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez who pushed for lifting restrictions on rice importation and letting market forces decide rice supply

NFA set to import 250,000 MT tons of rice in May

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:17 PM

The National Food Authority reopens government-to-government importation with invitations sent to the embassies of Thailand and Vietnam

Duterte OKs gov't-to-gov't rice importation

Apr 17, 2018 - 2:19 PM

National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino has pushed for government-to-government importation but Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and the NFA Council have fiercely opposed it

Senate Hearin on Rice Shortage February 27 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vietnam to bag deal for part of PH rice import needs

Jun 06, 2015 - 1:05 PM

The Philippine government moves to further improve the rice buffer stock for the coming lean months brought by the expected poor production this semester

STOCKING UP. 500,000 metric tons of rice are needed for the lean season. File photo by Rappler

PH rice inventory good for 69 days – PSA

Mar 07, 2015 - 3:02 PM

As of February domestic rice and corn inventory levels are both up from last year

Domestic rice stocks will last 69 days according to the NFA. File Photo by Rappler

Alcala chief of staff goes on leave, denies bribe

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:25 PM

Dennis Guerrero also a former special assistant to the NFA administrator denies NFA officials accepted bribes from a rice cargo handler

NO ANOMALIES. Dennis Guerrero, chief of staff of Agriculture Secretary, maintains that NFA officials had good reasons to replace a rice cargo handler of NFA rice from Vietnam which arrived in May 2013. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Alcala: PH 98% rice self-sufficient in 2014

Aug 13, 2014 - 5:57 PM

But despite improving rice self sufficiency levels congressmen ask why the government is increasing rice imports

ENOUGH RICE. Barring major natural calamities, the Philippines can be 98% self-sufficient in 2014

PH rice imports up as lean season approaches

May 06, 2013 - 1:02 PM

The imports were forced in part by the fact that rice inventories in the Philippines dropped to a 6 month low at the start of March

CRUCIAL CROP. The Philippines is one of the world's biggest rice importers. AFP Photo

PH may continue rice imports after 2013

Mar 21, 2013 - 7:10 PM

International agreements like the World Trade Organization may not allow the Philippines to stop imports beyond 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

Additional rice imports likely in 2013 - Alcala

Feb 04, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala says Manila may import as much 200 000 metric tons of rice this year

The Philippines is one of the world's biggest rice importers. AFP Photo

Alcala eyes lower rice imports of 100,000 MT in 2013

Oct 17, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Agriculture Secretary Alcala is eyeing to bring down rice imports to 100 000 MT next year in line with the country s target of being self sufficient in the staple