Roque said the NFAC
told the members of the Cabinet that there is 'absolutely no shortage of rice.
He said the NFAC
had agreed to include Zamboanga City as port of entry for G2P and remove the Subic Freeport Zone.
When formally established on May 30, 2013, the NFAC
consisted of 47 members from leadership positions at both public and private organizations.
The maximum and minimum diameter stem in different concentration were 3% and 7% NFAC
And it was during this period when the NFA disclosed that its buffer stock is depleted and is equivalent to only two days of national consumption and the NFAC
announced that it has green lighted the importation of 250,000 MT of rice.
ordered Aquino to extend import permits that expired at the end of March 2017, and so he simply allowed shipments only from Pakistan and India.
Chavez said that, historically, from the time of the agriculture department in the commonwealth period to the time of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the DA had been on top of the NFAC
, and the council used to be dependent on DA data and inputs on rice importation.
Neda Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla, who is a part of the NFAC
and was present during the hearing, said they would take note of the committee's appeal and raise the matter before the NFAC
said it decided to reject the proposal in January because the National Economic and Development Authority had warned about its effect on inflation.
who also chaired the NFAC
, the NFA's highest policy making body.
of the Second District of Camarines Sur said the NFAC
should consider setting up a separate body that would monitor the supply and prevent the retail prices of rice from spiraling out of control.
is composed of the finance secretary, the director general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, a representative from the Office of the President;, the president of Landbank of the Philippines, the chair of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP); and of course, a farmer sector representative.