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MANILA – In a forum about the worsening rice crisis in the Philippines held on March 2, Anakpawis Partylist Representative Ariel Casilao announced that the Makabayan bloc will soon refile an updated version of a bill entitled the Rice Industry Development Act (RIDA).
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 27) — The National Food Authority (NFA) received a tongue-lashing from a senator on Tuesday for sowing panic and confusion when the agency announced a shortage of affordable rice.
WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.
The House of Representatives is eyeing to start next week plenary deliberations for a measure that would amend Republic Act (RA) 8178 to abolish the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice.
Unbridled approval of land use conversion (LUC) applications may also impede the growth of the Philippine agriculture industry.
PENONG'S Franchise Corp., in partnership with Food SECURE Philippines, are leading a fundraising campaign to empower families in Marawi to be food secured, healthy, and business-minded.
WITH less younger people interested into farming, food security might be at a bigger risk in the future, said Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) president.
Senator Cynthia Villar has sought for a Senate inquiry into the reported insufficient supply of rice at the National Food Authority (NFA), as well as a review on the role of the agency in ensuring the country’s food security.
Work gets underway to ensure that food security is attained in Siargao, one of the most pristine islands in the Philippines.