NFA: No Rice Shortage in Capiz
Capiz NFA Officer-In-Charge Benilda Fidel reassured Capiceños of sufficient rice in the midst of the lean months.
She said that the food authority here has prepared the necessary measures to address any possible rice shortage by already prepositioning its rice stocks to meet the daily rice requirement of the population here.
The daily rice requirement of the population of Capiz is 5,760 bags per day.
Fidel said that as of June 1, the rice inventory of Capiz NFA reached 67,133 bags which will last for 12 days.
“This is aside from the rice stocks in the possession of the households, retailers, wholesalers and millers,” she said.
The food agency here is also expecting a total of 21,000 bags rice from NFA Regional Office as allocation for the months of July to September to buffer the stock until the harvest season, she said.
For the public to have access to quality and affordable rice, the NFA will be distributing 8,000 bags of rice this month to the accredited Institutionalized Bigasan sa Palengke IBSP) outlets in the entire province here.
So far, the food agency has accredited 57 IBSPs this year that will serve as outlets for NFA rice, she said.
Fidel said that the price of NFA rice remain at P27.00 and 32.00 per kilogram for 25% and 15% broken Vietnam rice, respectively, and will not shoot up even during the lean months.
She also reiterated her warning to grains businessmen in doing illegal rice trade such as rice switching and diversion of NFA rice to commercial rice to prevent penalties.
The NFA here, she said, is also intensifying their monitoring activities in the market to protect the public against unscrupulous rice traders. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)