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Only FAC cardholders can buy gov't rice at P18.25 per kilo, NFA reiterates

ICC Iligan City (19 November) -- Only the beneficiaries listed in the Rice Allocation Ledger (RAL) and those with Family Access Cards (FAC) can buy the National Food Authority (NFA) rice at is subsidized price of P18.25/kg.

This instruction, which takes effect on December 1, this year, was officially published in the leading national newspapers dated Oct. 31, 2008, for the information of the public, said Edegary H. Roncal, Officer-in-Charge of NFA Iligan City-Lanao del Norte (LDN).

Roncal said the sale of the highly subsidized NFA rice at Php18.25 a kilogram shall now be limited to beneficiaries listed in the RAL/FAC which is validated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Thus, all operators of NFA Accredited Tindahan Natin Outlets (TNO) and Tindahan sa Parokya (TSP) have been advised to submit the validated list of RAL beneficiaries on or before Nov. 30, 2008.

Failure to comply with the said requirements on the specified date, will disqualify the beneficiaries to avail of the subsidized prize and instead be sold the NFA rice at Php25/kg.

The City Social Welfare and Development Officer (CSWDO) and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) have been already coordinated by the NFA to facilitate the validation of RAL of TNO and TSP accredited outlets located in the city and in the LDN towns.

Meanwhile, Roncal has announced the availability of the NFA Licensed Metal Plates at their provincial office in Baraas, this city, as the food agency is reminding that individuals operating a grains business should get an NFA license per Presidential Decree No. 4.

To facilitate claims for the plates, all NFA licensed grains businessmen of the city and LDN are required to present the official receipt for their payment of Php200 to the licensing officer.

Before the end of Dec. 2008, all the NFA Metal Plates shall have already been posted in the respective establishments of the grains operators, Roncal added. (FRS/NFA-Iligan/LDN) [top]

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