The two Malacañang officials give contrasting responses to the suggestions of former interior secretary Mar Roxas
'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
Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?
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
Poor families suffer for almost half of the year, as they are left with no choice but to buy regular and well-milled rice
The National Food Authority reopens government-to-government importation with invitations sent to the embassies of Thailand and Vietnam
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the National Food Authority Council has not approved the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice because about 325,000 metric tons will arrive 'within the month'