NFA: Capiz has enough rice supply
The National Food Authority said the province of Capiz has enough rice to meet its requirements should a storm hit and isolate the province.
In a statement, the NFA said it had 159,274 bags of rice in its Capiz warehouse as of November 23 that is enough to last the province 27 days, assuming a daily requirement of 5,840 bags of rice.
“The NFA in Capiz is prepared to meet any rice requirement that may be needed for relief operations in view of any tropical depression that may hit the province,” the agency said.
The NFA said it has prepositioned its stocks at its Bolo and Dualag Grains Centers to make it immediately available when needed.
NFA Capiz provincial manager Oliver Cambas said they will also deploy a rolling store to make good quality rice affordable and readily available to consumers. The rice is sold at P27 per kilo.
The NFA rolling store will be deployed at the municipality and barangays of Pontevedra and Panay on Mondays; at Panit-an, Pila and pres. Roxas on Tuesdays; at Ivisan on Wednesdays; and at Sapi-an on Thursdays. Other areas are still being scheduled and the NFA is entertaining requests for a schedule with the rolling store.
The NFA Capiz operation center will go into 24-hour operations as soon as storm signal no. 1 is raised.