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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

[OPINION] With rice tariffication, what happens to food security?

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Philippine agricultural performance from 1995 to the present has been dismal, if not catastrophic

After Piñol slams rice imports, PH to import 1 million MT of rice in 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:45 PM

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

5 questions we should be asking on the rice shortage

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Who would benefit from an emergency order for imports of around a million tons because government rice stocks were artificially run down?

NFA declares Thai rice shipment in Albay 'bukbok-free'

Aug 31, 2018 - 5:55 PM

NFA-Bicol director Henry Tristeza leads a taste test of the fumigated rice which will be distributed all over Bicol region

TASTE TEST. NFA Bicol director Henry Tristeza samples cooked rice taken from the fumigated NFA rice shipment from Thailand on August 31, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

House probe sought into NFA’s alleged misuse of rice funds

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:18 AM

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

NFA RICE. Workers pile sacks of rice in a National Food Authority warehouse. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

'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

NFA chief faces graft complaint for misusing rice funds

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) The National Food Authority denies there was diversion of funds, saying that the money of the agency is 'in good hands'

Senate hearing on NFA Rice on March 15,2018. 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

Makabayan bloc wants House probe into Zamboanga City rice crisis

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:56 PM

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'

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

[ANALYSIS] Filipinos don’t deserve fumigated nor weevil-infested rice

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Why this burgeoning rice crisis? I argue that government is wholly to blame.

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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

Suppliers to pay for fumigation of bukbok-infested rice

Aug 27, 2018 - 11:45 AM

National Food Authority Spokesperson Rex Estoperez says imported rice is safe to eat after weevils are smoked out

SAFE. NFA Spokesperson Rex Estoperez assures consumers that weevil-infested rice will be safe to eat after fumigation. Photo by DARREN LANGIT


PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks

Jun 14, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The Department of Agriculture has not been asked to scrap its rice self-sufficiency targets, says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

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Jun 14, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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Bad weather stalls NFA rice distribution

Jun 12, 2018 - 5:43 PM

National Food Authority spokesperson Rex Estoperez says rice imports from Thailand and Vietnam have been stuck in the ports for 9 days

Higher prices partly due to NFA's 'incompetence' – Diokno

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the National Food Authority's 'incompetence' caused panic which resulted in higher rice prices

GOING DOWN. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno says inflation is already decelerating. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

NFA awards 250,000 MT rice supply to Thailand, Vietnam

May 04, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The two countries are expected to bring in the first batch of rice on May 31, ahead of the so-called lean months

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

Duterte says 'anybody who has money' allowed to import rice

Apr 29, 2018 - 9:23 AM

'My job is to fill our warehouse, our inventory,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, maintaining that the Philippines will ease its rice importation rules

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte talks to some members of his Cabinet while convening with various rice traders during a meeting at the Malacañang on April 5, 2018. Malacañang file photo

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Apr 20, 2018 - 11:30 AM

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NIGHT NO MORE. PNP bans Oplan Tokhang from being conducted at night. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] The alarming depletion of NFA rice under Duterte’s watch

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Now we’ve run out of subsidized rice – the first time this has happened since NFA’s creation in 1972, or in nearly 50 years

Duterte defends NFA chief Jason Aquino: ‘I trust him’

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Ignore the [NFA] Council which is mandated by law, go ahead and make the importations,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino

RICE SUPPLY ISSUES. President Rodrigo Duterte talks rice traders during a meeting in Malacanang on April 5, 2018. Presidential Photo

Duterte to meet big rice traders amid NFA shortage

Apr 04, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Malacañang is requesting rice traders to help 'rather than take advantage of the situation to make money at the expense of the consuming public'

RICE SHORTAGE. President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with big rice traders on April 5, 2018, to discuss the NFA rice shortage. File photo by Malacañang

Duterte doesn't want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The decision comes after Cabinet members agreed Jason Aquino made a misleading claim that there was a rice shortage, causing prices to increase

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 23rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 5, 2018. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Who is NFA chief Jason Aquino and why is he controversial?

Apr 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The Bureau of Customs published in 2015 a notice to warn the public against transacting with retired army major Jason Aquino one of a few dozen employees earlier accused in the media of colluding with smugglers

'Contaminant' found in alleged fake rice in Davao

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:18 PM

UPDATED The initial findings however are not conclusive yet to determine if the sample is indeed fake rice

INSPECTION. NFA Administrator Renan Dalisay checks a rice store in Metro Manila on June 30, 2015. Photo by NFA

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

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

PH rice supply enough for 3 months

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The overall uptrend is attributed to higher domestic production and adequate bulk importation from Vietnam and Thailand says the Philippine Statistics Authority

SUPPLY CHECK. Keeping the rice supply in check is crucial because it tames the grain’s retail price in the market. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Agriculture damage from Ruby now P1.9B

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Most affected by Ruby were cultivation areas in the provinces of Oriental Mindoro Camarines Sur Masbate Sorsogon Aklan Antique Iloilo Negros Occidental Bohol and Cebu

NFA chief tenders courtesy resignation

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:09 PM

3rd UPDATE Two month old NFA Administrator Arthur Juan offers to resign following a rice trader s extortion allegations against him which he strongly denies

Police raid Muntinlupa warehouse linked to rice hoarding

Jul 06, 2014 - 4:21 PM

The raid comes just days after a similar search was conducted in a warehouse in Bulacan

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Jun 27, 2014 - 8:28 PM

PNP reports surge in crime Hospital arrest for Enrile? PNP ready Aquino: PH to import rice as price hike probe continues

Aquino: PH to import rice as price hike probe continues

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:32 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the government will import more rice so that hoarders seeking to manipulate prices would lose money

HELPING FARMERS. The government has set aside funds for farmers as it decides to import rice to the country. AFP file photo

Aquino wants ‘definitive answers’ on price spikes

Jun 25, 2014 - 8:48 AM

President Benigno Aquino III will meet with concerned officials to determine the cause of higher prices of some basic commodities

Palace: Gov't monitoring prices of basic goods

Jun 22, 2014 - 6:58 PM

The Agriculture department says opportunistic traders are jacking up prices of chicken and pork in Metro Manila

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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

Philippines hit for wasting rice

Apr 20, 2012 - 1:58 PM

The Philippines one of the world s biggest importers of rice is wasting rice