NFA Bicol To Boost Rice Supply Amid Covid-19

NFA Bicol To Boost Rice Supply Amid Covid-19

Spotlight

Filipino PR Executive Wins People Of The Year 2020 In Beijing

PAGEONE Group CEO Ron F. Jabal was recognized as People of the Year 2020 in the Golden Flag Awards — one of most prominent PR awards in China!

Children Still Survive In Makeshift Homes And Miss Out On Learning After Typhoon Rolly

"Our house was destroyed because we are poor," said nine-year-old Maria who was among the thousands of children left homeless when Super Typhoon Rolly made landfall in Albay.

SM Scholar Alumna Becomes Agent Of Peacebuilding In Conflict Affected Areas

SM Foundation scholar alumni Carissa Cruz shares what drives her to continue to strive for excellence at work in life in general.

GSIS To Release Php3.3B In Christmas Cash Gift To Pensioners Starting Dec 1

Good news! GSIS announced that it will start to release a total of Php3.3 billion in Christmas cash gift to a total of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners starting December 1.

The National Food Authority (NFA) in Bicol (Region 5) is to mill 579,000 bags of palay to boost the region’s buffer stocks after the level of rice supply has dropped, an official said on Friday.

In an interview, Henry Treteza, NFA regional director, said the level of rice supply run low after heavy withdrawal requests made by various local government units triggered by the government’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“Currently there are 147,000 bags of rice in NFA warehouses serving as buffer stock good for only 12 days. The NFA has so far already released 31,550 bags to various local government units,” he added.

Treteza said 42,000 bags of rice are the daily average consumption in Bicol.

Tresteza, however, said the milling would take time because most of the milling firms are closed due to the community quarantine.

“Once the milling preparation is completed about 512,000 bags would add to the buffer stock,” he said.

As for the request from other NFA regions, he said they are waiting for the additional 160,000 bags of rice from Regions 3 (Central Luzon) and 4 (Calabarzon). (PNA)

Photo Credit: facebook.com/BongGoPage

Laoag City Public Market Faces Indefinite Closure

With a current tally of 162 active cases, the local government of Laoag City is considering to close its public market to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Zambo City Sets Virtual Switch-On Of Christmas Lights

Zamboanga City Mayor Beng reminded residents always to practice minimum safety protocols such as safe physical distancing and the wearing of face masks and face shields in public places.

Ilocos Norte Promotes Outdoor Workspace Amid Pandemic

Mas okay nga bang magkaroon ng outdoor workspace?

Science And Arts Join Hands In DOST’s Bamboo Musical Instruments Concert

One of the featured activities at this year’s "Musika ng Kawayan, Yaman ng Bayan” virtual concert are the locally-made bamboo musical instruments!

Globe Named As One Of Top 30 ‘Global Rising Star’ Telcos In The World

Globe was recently named as one of the Global Rising Stars at the Opensignal Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020!

Violence Against Children At Home During Pandemic – Save The Children Research Reveals

A recent report by Save the Children revealed that "the more household income that has been lost owing to COVID-19, the higher the reporting of violence in the home by both children and parents/ caregivers."

GMA Network’s Comprehensive Typhoon Coverage Delivers Much-Needed News, Information

GMA Network’s dedication to 'Serbiyong Totoo’ shines through amid the pandemic and the successive typhoons that hit Luzon.

World-Class Artists Lend Their Voices For “Kaibigan: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective”

Co-produced with ABS-CBN Music International, Troy's "KAIBIGAN" album seeks to put legendary Pinoy love songs in the global spotlight.

MOH-BARMM Completes 88% Measles Vaccination, Seeks Extension

Health authorities in BARMM have asked the DOH for an extension of its vaccination campaign after completing only 88% of their total target.

PH Logs 183 New Covid-19 Recoveries

Total number of recoveries in the Philippines is now at 386,955.