NFA assures ample rice supply in SurSur
By Greg Tataro Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, April 22 (PIA) – The National Food Authority (NFA) here has assured the buying public of ample rice supply province-wide.
May Sara Atomar, NFA provincial manager, said that there were a total of 70,776 bags of stock inventory in all of their three warehouses in Cantilan, Tandag City and Bislig City, respectively, as of April 19, 2016.
However, she specified that a total 69,581 bags of which or equivalent to 98.31 percent were imported from Vietnam.
Atomar likewise added that the price of NFA rice had remained at P27.00 and P32.00 per kilo depending on the quality of milling.
She further said that at the moment several varieties of rice stocks were being sold at wholesale under reduced prices—ranging from P1,100 up to P1,200 per bag, citing “aged stocks.”
Moreover, the NFA provincial chief confirmed that price monitoring of commercial rice had always been part of their regular activity, indicating the modal prices at P40.00 for regular-milled; P45.00 for well-milled; and P47.00 for premium. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)