NFA: First batch of imported rice delivered


The first shipment of the National Food Authority’s (NFA) imported rice has already arrived at Subic Bay Free Port in Pampanga.

It is comprised of 220,000 sacks of rice which is an initial batch from the total of 5 million sacks that the NFA is expecting through government-to-government importation deal.

According to NFA Spokesperson Rex Estoperez, the rice delivery will be distributed to Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales on Tuesday evening, June 5, and after two days, they will be available in markets.

Estoperez said there are also 100 sacks docked at Surigao port while the shipment of the 1.5 million sacks of rice for distribution to Metro Manila markets and nearby provinces is on its way.

Estoperez warned, however, that they will impose fine to exporters if the shipments are not delivered until June 15.

The NFA is expecting a drop in prices of rice once the imported ones are made available in markets.

The imported rice will be retailed at P27 and P37  per kilogram.


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