Rappler's latest stories on rice
The vessel, named MV Hulk, is found in Sulu carrying more or less 50,000 bags of rice
If the rice tariffication bill is passed into law, a Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund would be created to protect the rice industry from sudden or extreme price fluctuations
The justice department also indicts the trader for unlawful use of pseudonym ‘David Tan’
The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol warns that traders who will not follow the SRPs would face jail time and a fine of up to P1 million
A kilo of rice costs almost P50, and even P66 in Sulu, as of the 4th week of September 2018
A Chinese-Filipino who has been in the rice business for 'maybe 20 years' may soon be named National Food Authority administrator by President Rodrigo Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte sides with Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez who pushed for lifting restrictions on rice importation and letting market forces decide rice supply
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
A 'visibly upset' President Rodrigo Duterte orders an investigation into 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice that had gone missing
A Department of Agriculture-National Food Authority team will check rice shipments at the source, to ensure the quality of the imported grains to be sold to Filipino consumers
Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic
'Ngayon na marami nang na-rehab, kaya tayo nagkaroon ng rice crisis. Kumakain na ang mga ulol,' jokes President Rodrigo Duterte
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Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol previously said the Philippines would have a rice problem if the country relied on imports to meet demand for the staple
The two Malacañang officials give contrasting responses to the suggestions of former interior secretary Mar Roxas
‘Magkaiba paningin natin sa maraming bagay pero sa tingin ko lahat ng Pilipino gustong malutas ang problemang ito. Kaya time out muna,’ says Mar Roxas in a rare social media post to the President
'This government must recognize that there is a food crisis largely because of the lack of leadership in food, agriculture, and fisheries governance,' says Hazel Tanchuling of Rice Watch and Action Network
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Barter trade is one of the most ancient economic activities, where goods are exchanged without the use of cash
The embattled NFA administrator asked to be relieved because he is 'tired,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Cheap rice from the National Food Authority once again fails to bring prices down
Bumababa ang pagtingin ng mga Pilipino sa sarili kapag kumakain tayo ng mabaho, ginamot, o pinesteng bigas. Hindi ba ito ang ginagawa ng gobyerno sa kanilang solusyon sa krisis ng bigas?
Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno is confident the rice tariffication bill will be approved
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Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the funds will come from private millers and traders
To help address inflation and the rice shortage, Liberal Party stalwarts call for the passage of the Bawas Presyo bill, which would suspend the excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN law
Pilit ang palusot, at balubaluktot ang mensahe ng gobyerno, tungkol sa krisis sa bigas – dahil sablay ang istratehiya sa simula pa lang
'Maybe the laws are weak or are unenforceable. All we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
If only half of the energy and focus given to the drug war were given to agriculture and rice production, we would already be better off
'Ako mismo nagsaing,' says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol
NFA-Bicol director Henry Tristeza leads a taste test of the fumigated rice which will be distributed all over Bicol region
The Makabayan bloc also wants the House agriculture and food committee to probe the NFA’s failure to procure 124,969 metric tons of rice in 2017
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House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya suggests ways to address the ongoing rice crisis
(UPDATED) The National Food Authority denies there was diversion of funds, saying that the money of the agency is 'in good hands'
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Putting a cap on prices may sound like a good idea, but it may actually lead to a rice shortage
The left-leaning legislators argue the state of calamity declared in Zamboanga City over soaring rice prices is a 'microcosm of the instability of food security in the country'
The progressive legislators argue Filipino taxpayers deserve to know how much of their money was spent for the importation of rice infested with weevil or 'bukbok'
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis
(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.
The agriculture secretary even envisions a 'trading center' for smuggled rice in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi region, saying that's the practice there anyway
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the presence of bukbok or weevils proves that imported rice 'has not been sprayed with chemicals'
Zamboanga City Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde says the city will remain under a state of calamity to help local officials address the problem of high rice prices
'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
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