Panagbenga Festival Ablaze With Creativity, Promoting Sustainability

Sustainability blooms at Panagbenga 2024, showcasing recyclables, cleaner streets, and eco-friendly costumes to promote environmental stewardship.

APAC Stevies Names PAGEONE President, Jury Chair Of PR And Comms Category

PAGEONE’s President Vonj Tingson, named chair for APAC Stevie Awards, leading global PR practitioners in evaluating the best of the best of campaigns in Asia Pacific.

STI College Bags PH Quill And Anvil Awards For Initiatives To Mold Future-Ready Graduates

STI College’s holistic education approach receives prestigious awards from PH Quill and Anvil Awards for empowering students and shaping their future success.

DoE, Partners Laud JG Summit’s Merbau Solar Energy Project In Batangas

JG Summit’s Merbau solar project shines as the largest consumer-driven rooftop solar installation, leading the way in renewable energy solutions.

Bago City Turns Over PHP200 Thousand Fund To NFA To Increase Palay Buying Price

Bago City Turns Over PHP200 Thousand Fund To NFA To Increase Palay Buying Price

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

The City of Bago in Negros Occidental turned over PHP200,000 to the National Food Authority (NFA) for an additional premium of PHP1 for every kilogram (kg.) of palay (unhusked rice) sold by farmers.

Under the partnership, Bago City farmers will get PHP24 per kg., higher by PHP1 than the NFA buying price of PHP23 per kg., for clean and dry palay.

NFA-Negros Occidental branch manager Glenda Gonzales-Paz on Tuesday thanked Mayor Nicholas Yulo and the City Council for adopting the Palay Marketing Assistance Program for Legislators and Local Government Units (PALLGU) Program.

“Rest assured, when the prices of palay drop, there is the NFA as the farmers’ ready market during harvest season,” Gonzales-Paz told the Philippine News Agency.

Assistant branch manager John Alvarez received the check from Yulo in the presence of city agriculturist-designate Marvin John Blance at the mayor’s office on Monday.

Yulo and Gonzales-Paz signed a memorandum of agreement for the program in December last year.

Gonzales-Paz said that to avail of the additional premium, Bago City farmers can deliver their produce to the NFA or utilize the mobile procurement service by coordinating with their office for hauling from their location to designated warehouses.

Bago City, the top rice-producing LGU in Negros Occidental, is the third locality to have entered into an agreement with the NFA-Negros Occidental for the implementation of the PALLGU Program.

Last year, Sipalay City turned over the amount of PHP600,000 to add a premium of PHP3 per kg. to the NFA support price, and the municipality of Valladolid allocated PHP200,000 for PHP1 per kg. as an additional premium. (PNA)