PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012
NFA 2 to supply additional 100 thousand bags of rice to NCR this monthby Merlito G. Edale, Jr.
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, January 5 (PIA) -– The Cagayan Valley’s National Food Authority (NFA) is set to send 100,000 bags of rice to the National Capital Region (NCR) this month on orders from the NFA central office.
NFA 2 Regional Director Ruben Reside said the region has enough supply of rice for consumption of region 2 populace and the excess are being set aside for Metro Manila residents.
He said the NCR is now dependent on the rice supply from rice-producing regions like regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 as the NFA has minimized importation of rice from other countries since the country is aiming to be rice self-sufficient by 2013.
Reside said NFA 2 has already supplied 300 thousand bags of rice in previous months to NCR and this month another 100 thousand is set to be delivered to NCR.
Reside said the agency is now busy milling some of its palay stocks to be delivered to the National Capital Region as NFA region 2 has committed to supply 400 thousand bags until the end of this month.
Despite the dispersal of some rice stocks of NFA 2, Reside assured that region 2 has enough rice stocks for consumption of Cagayan Valley residents. (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)