NFA-Bicol Has Enough Supply Of Rice Amid Health Crisis

NFA-Bicol Has Enough Supply Of Rice Amid Health Crisis


Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol said it has sufficient supply of rice to sustain the staple food requirement needed under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

In an interview, Henry Tristeza, NFA regional director, on Tuesday said there are 516,000 bags of palay (unhusked rice) in various warehouses across Bicol.

He said once milled, the 516,000 bags are equivalent to 325,000 sacks of milled rice, and these would add up to the 8,055 bags now kept in NFA warehouses for distribution.

“The 333,055 bags of rice would serve as additional buffer stocks to maintain the 15-day supply requirements under the agency guidelines,” he said.

Tristeza added that the rice supply would address the pending rice requirement needed by various local government units and other front line agencies involved in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.

To date, the NFA has a request for 493,000 bags of rice from various LGUs and of the number, the agency has released 224,000 bags of the grain staple.

The heavy demand would be addressed once the 160,000 bags of rice arrive from Mindoro province.

“Initially, we expect the first batch of shipment of 20,000 bags to arrive next week,” Tristeza said.

He admitted that the milling preparation has slowed down due to the strict enforcement of the ECQ.

“Our private milling firms were closed while some of them can only operate for four hours instead of the 10 to 12 hours normal operations due to the ECQ,” he said. (PNA)

Photo Source:

Globe Creates eModules To Guide Educators And Learners On Responsible Online Behavior

The Digital Insight eModules tackle the internet landscape in the Philippines while underlining imminent threats and risks such as cyberattacks and identity theft that digital technology users are exposed to and how the youth can be protected against them.

SMC Completes Skyway 3 Ahead Of Schedule

Completing its construction weeks ahead, travelers can now enjoy trimmed down travel time as the Skyway 3 project linking Southern and Northern Luzon seamlessly has been officially completed.

DOH Tags 18 COVID Hotspots In Eastern Visayas

Eighteen areas in Eastern Visayas have been tagged as COVID hotspots due to its rise of active cases in the past two weeks.

Families Living In Valenzuela’s Danger Zones Get Houses

Some 750 families residing in Valenzuela City’s danger zones are set to move in the "Disiplina Village Lingunan," a government housing project for informal settler families.

SWS: 71% Of Filipinos Received Gov’t Financial Aid In Sept

Around 71 percent of Filipinos have said their families received financial aid from the government since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SC To Tackle Manila Bay Rehab Case Nov. 3

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta and other Supreme Court officials inspected the Manila Bay on Wednesday morning to see the progress of its rehabilitation in connection with a case pending before the tribunal.

Pandemic Parenting: Education In The New Normal

With the newly introduced distance learning, these parents remain resilient in facing the challenges brought about by it.

Bacolod City Assessing Effectivity Of Market Safety Protocols

Bacolod City analyzes the effectivity of the safety protocols in major public markets based on the results of the mandatory surveillance testing for COVID-19 participated in by vendors last weekend.

Merz Aesthetics Taps Gwyneth Paltrow As The Face Of For Their Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

This campaign is the first-ever medical aesthetics partnership for goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.