Bantay Bigas says government should buy at least 25 per cent of the local rice harvest.
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“The Philippines is an agricultural country, and we have all the means to grow the amount of food that we currently import.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
As of five days ago, the NFA awarded to the private sector the rights to import 660,000 metric tons out of the 860,000 metric tons of rice to be imported for the year, this despite news reports of sacks of rice rotting in NFA warehouses. And rice traders who import the rice would even be exempted from paying taxes.