Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The NFA Says Get Ready for P2 Per Kilo Increase in Rice Prices
The prices of commercial rice might increase by P2 a kilo as a result of rising fuel prices, the National Food Authority warned Tuesday. “When the present harvest is almost over by July, the price of local commercial rice may increase by as much as P2 per kilo despite projections of a good harvest,” administrator Angelito Banayo said.
DA: Rice Crisis Rumors to Hit Farmers
As suspicions emerged that rice cartels are benefiting from the alleged rice shortage in the country, Undersecretary Salvador Salacup of the Department of Agriculture said he would rather focus on who is at a disadvantage: the farmer.
While those behind the false reports should be investigated and penalized, Salacup stressed that the damage the rumors will do to farmers is a bigger concern.
“The buying price [of rice] sa farm gate ay naglalaro sa P16.20 to P16.40, magandang presyo iyan. Pero kapag sasabihing may krisis at kailangang mag-angkat ay baka ma-dampen ang farm gate prices,” Salacup told ABS-CBN’s Umagang Kay Ganda.
Such false rumors of a rice shortage will only do harm to the country, he said.
“Sabi nga ni Pangulong Aquino, ‘Let’s increase incomes in the countryside.’ Kaya talagang tinatancha ng mabuti kung ang ilan ang volume na dapat pumasok, para hindi maapektuhan ang selling price ng ating mga magsasaka at mangingisda," he said.
The undersecretary said food security is a primary concern of our country and agriculture serves as its backbone.
“Dapat tigilan ang masasamang balita, ayaw natin ma-dishearten ang farmers. Nasa magsasaka ang pag-asa ng ating bayan. Suportahan natin ang mga magsasaka at mangingisda natin,” he said.
Salacup also dispelled the rice shortage rumors by citing a 15 to 16% increase in the projection of the Department of Agriculture for 2011.
National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Lito Banayo, meanwhile, assured that rice supply is not diminishing.
“Tatagal ng mahigit 80 days [ang supply]. Ang NFA alone, nasa 48 days ang stock ng bigas. Marami tayong bigas, kaya nakapagtataka 'yung looming rice crisis. Hindi iyon totoo,” said Banayo.
A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer that the government received a warning from the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) about shrinking rice supply was also subsequently denied by the Office of the President on Tuesday.
By ABS-CBN News
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