NFA Caraga opens rice sales
by Christine S. Parinas
Butuan City (17 May) -- Caraga Regional Director Gil Pepito B. Paqueo of the National Food Authority (NFA) recently announced to all interested grains businessmen/millers/wholesalers/retailers/establishments that NFA will be accepting buyers for the sale of imported rice (VCCW91) 15% brokens at Php 1,175.00 per bag. Rice stocks are presently stored at NFA warehouses throughout the region.
RD Paqueo stressed that buyers should be licensed as retailer/wholesaler by NFA. Maximum quantity of five thousand (5,000) bags per purchase per buyer based on capitalization is allowed by the management.
He then urged the public to send their comments, suggestions, queries and complaints in case of rice diversion, rebagging and overpricing to NFA office at (085) 342-7898.
The NFA's rice inventory as of the first week of May was 974,790 bags. This was more than enough to meet region's rice requirement for 31 days, based on the region's daily requirement of 22,800 bags. (NFA/PIA-Caraga) [top]