NFA distributes rice to 7 regions
The National Food Authority (NFA) has distributed 167,190 bags of rice to seven regions affected by severe drought due to the El Nino phenomenon.
In a statement, NFA said it has given out 167,190 out of the 287,558 bags authorized for distribution by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units in Regions 3,9,10,11,12,14, and 15.
North and Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Isulan, and Tacurong the bulk of the rice rations.
North Cotabato, including Kidapawan City where hungry farmers protested and were dispersed, received 107,800 bags.
NFA said the balance of 120,367 50-kilo bags can be withdrawn anytime from NFA or LGUs.