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Will Banning the Use of "Sinandomeng" and "Angelica" to Market Certain Types of Rice Lead to Lower Prices?

Agriculture secretary targets allegedly incorrect varietal names to stop overpricing

The National Food Authority Council (NFAC), the inter-agency advisory body that is tasked with stabilizing rice prices, has approved Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol’s proposal to stop rice traders from selling their products under allegedly false or non-existing varieties.The widespread practice of marketing ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | October 08, 2018 05:00:00
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This is How San Miguel Plans to Address PH's Rice Woes

Conglomerate plans to build giant climate-controlled grains terminals in eight locations to store rice

In his televised “tête-à-tête” with Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on September 11, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened he will move for the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA) Council for its failure to prevent the soaring rice prices through timely ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 13, 2018 05:00:00
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Why Did NFA’s Rice Stocks Plunge 72% in Dec? Is That Causing the Staple Food Price to Go Up?

The National Food Authority is still waiting for approval to import 250,000 metric tons of the commodity

When the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported last month that rice inventories of the National Food Authority (NFA) fell 72 percent to 156,600 metric tons in December 2017 from 564,200 MT the year before, consumers should have taken notice.Total rice stock, which ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | February 07, 2018 02:00:00
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Bill Gates reportedly sneaks into country

There are reports that one of the world's richest men has dropped by the country. What could have brought Bill Gates here?

by James Humarang  | April 10, 2015 02:00:00
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Biz News Roundup: Pacquiao champions list of top taxpayers; rice tops list of consumer goods; OFW families invest remittances less

Rep. Manny Pacquiao was the top taxpayer in 2013; a recent FNRI survey reveals top food commodities patronized by local consumers; and many OFW families are now not able to invest a portion of remittances from abroad.

Several weeks before what is considered as his most important boxing match, top boxer and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao was officially declared as the top taxpayer in the country. This is according to the latest data, covering individual taxpayers in 2013, from ...

by James Humarang  | March 30, 2015 02:00:00

Hello Hainanese

In a bid to corner its niche market, this chicken rice joint has been building stores at a furious pace.

The Hainanese style of cooking is far more common in Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore where the chicken is usually boiled in chicken and pork stock and a flavorful chicken stock is used to create the accompanying rice. This style is not so ...

by Lolita Villa  | January 16, 2015 04:00:00