• DA, NFA asked to stop blaming each other over rice imbroglio

    By: Julliane Love De Jesus, Louie Garcia   MANILA, Philippines – A consumer group expressed dismay Thursday with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Food Authority (NFA) officials who were blaming each other over the alleged overpricing and shortage of commercial rice. Ang Gawad ...

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  • P2-B loss from rice importation seen by end of year

    By: Delfin T. Mallari Jr. / @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Southern Luzon / 10:25 PM September 03, 2013   LUCENA CITY—The head of a national consumers’ cooperative on Monday warned that the government stands to lose at least P2 billion by the end of the year from a “flawed and graft-prone rice importa...

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