The National Food Authority in Negros Occidental assured that there is enough supply of rice for the holiday season, a government press release said.
NFA-Negros Occidental Assistant Provincial Manager Jobe Chua said there is no problem in terms of supply of NFA rice for this season.
“Right now, we have enough supply of rice at NFA. If we take a look at our daily requirement, we can last up to 12 days, if it is only NFA that is going to supply rice for the entire province,” Chua said.
Based on the current daily distribution of NFA, its stock inventory can last up to 172 days as against the average daily purchases at NFA.
“In terms of pricing, prices of commercial rice is not far from NFA rice that is why there is nothing to worry this holiday season as to supply of NFA rice,” Chua said.
She also said there is also very minimal allocation of imported rice for Negros Occidental in 2011.*