Press Release
September 1, 2018

Filipinos deserve better than 'bukbok bigas' -- Pangilinan

If government officials can stomach weevil-infested rice, the people we all serve cannot. Weevil-infested even as rice prices are going up?

Raise the standards for rice we feed our children. Raise the standards for governance.

The repositioning of NFA as a government agency focused on buffer stocking, rather than its out right abolition, is a more prudent alternative. Rice stocks needed for relief operations during times of calamities or natural disasters cannot be expected to be provided by the private sector. This is where a reengineered NFA steps in.

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