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Economic team urges agriculture dept to solve food supply problems

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The government's economic team says the Department of Agriculture must improve farmers' productivity to bring food prices down

FOOD PRICES. The government's economic team urges the Agriculture Department to implement reforms. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gov't sets suggested retail prices for rice

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

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

FAST FACTS: Rice prices in the Philippines

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:54 PM

A kilo of rice costs almost P50, and even P66 in Sulu, as of the 4th week of September 2018

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Sep 11, 2018 - 8:42 PM

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Duterte wants ancient barter trade to tame inflation

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Barter trade is one of the most ancient economic activities, where goods are exchanged without the use of cash

RICE WOES. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to revive barter trade with Sabah to bring rice prices down. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler


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Sep 10, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Rice prices jump to new highs in 4th week of August

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Cheap rice from the National Food Authority once again fails to bring prices down

Duterte won't fire Piñol, NFA's Aquino over rice crisis

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'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

RICE CRISIS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino, and other officials over the rice crisis. Screenshot from RTVM

'Fumigate the bigger pests' in rice crisis: hoarders, price speculators

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:25 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya suggests ways to address the ongoing rice crisis

Rice. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Taming rice prices: What lawmakers, experts say

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:10 PM

Putting a cap on prices may sound like a good idea, but it may actually lead to a rice shortage

Robredo hits Piñol: 'Insensitive' to say high rice prices benefit farmers

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis

'WHAT'S THE GAME PLAN?' Vice President Leni Robredo talks about the rice crisis in an ambush interview on August 29, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

State of calamity in Zamboanga City until rice prices stable

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:17 PM

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

RICE PRICES. Zamboanga City is under a state of calamity because of a rice shortage that has driven up rice prices. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

High rice prices a win for farmers – Piñol

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:50 PM

'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

PERSPECTIVE. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol appeals to the public to look at the rice situation in another light. Photo by Ralf Rivas


Lower rice prices starting June – NFA

May 22, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The average price of commercial rice is now at P40 to P43 per kilo, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority

 RICE STOCK. Workers pile sacks of rice at a National Food Authority warehouse. Rappler file photo

Inflation slows to 1.8% in August on lower food prices

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The relatively low and manageable inflation environment is expected to continue for the rest of the year says NEDA

A customer buy garlic at a market in Manila on August 5, 2014. Philippine inflation shot up to a nearly three-year high of 4.9 percent in July, the government said, when many Filipinos were priced out of food items such as garlic. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Inflation 'steady' at 1.9% in July – NEDA

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:28 PM

‘The steady inflation in July is due to slower increases in food prices which offset higher electricity charges ’ says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

Inflation up 1.6% in May, highest this year

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:43 AM

NEDA attributes the increase to election spending and supply constraints caused by El Niño

Unprecedented rice price hike in Tawi-Tawi due to Sabah embargo

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Most of the goods in Tawi Tawi come from Sabah due to its proximity and cheaper cost but a trade embargo is causing prices to spike

PRICE HIKE. Prices of rice from Sabah almost double in Tawi-Tawi after a trade embargo from Malaysia. Photo by Shamad Unding/ Rappler

Rice price hike, 'job misery' major causes of hunger in PH

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Data show a very slow reduction in hunger incidence in the last 5 years despite the country experiencing respectable growth in GDP

A study conducted by the University of the Philippines School of Statistics notes that the rise in the price of rice mostly affects the poorest 30% of Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock

Steep prices, Yolanda hike PH poverty incidence in H1 2014

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

The country s per capita income increased by 6 4 in the first half of 2014 over 2013 but this gain was eroded by very high food prices says NEDA

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

The problem with rice

Nov 01, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Every Filipino is wasting 14 grams of milled rice per day which is equivalent to about 3 tablespoons per person per day The amount of rice wasted by 100 million Filipinos can feed 4 2 million people for the whole year

Rice prices remain high in August

Aug 11, 2014 - 6:20 PM

The government is opening the bid for 500 000 MT of rice imports this month to curb rising prices

AGRICULTURE DOWN. Production of palay went up by 3.28% but the agriculture sector, as a whole, slowed down in the first quarter of 2014. AFP file photo

SONA Fact Check: Gov't efforts hurting rice hoarders

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:09 PM

President Aquino says in his SONA that steps have been taken to achieve enough rice supply This way hoarders who cause prices to increase are frustrated

NFA: Rice prices to go up during lean months

Jun 15, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The NFA says it expects prices to normalize by September when the harvest season begins

AGRICULTURE DOWN. Production of palay went up by 3.28% but the agriculture sector, as a whole, slowed down in the first quarter of 2014. AFP file photo

August inflation low despite strong peso, bad weather

Sep 05, 2013 - 2:08 PM

The 2 year low inflation rate in August was due to Meralco s power rate reductions and cheaper oil prices

LOWER PRICES. Lower oil and power prices result in a 2-year-low inflation rate in August. File photo by AFP