NFA releases 13,703 bags of rice for calamity victims
The National Food Authority (NFA) said it has already issued a total of 13,703 bags of rice to various local government units (LGUs) and relief agencies for distribution to victims of the heavy rains and flooding brought by typhoons Henry, Inday and Josie.
As of yesterday, the NFA has released 6,251 bags to various municipalities in Western Pangasinan.
The province has been put under a state of calamity with 17 of its 25 municipalities under flood water.
In other areas in region 1, the NFA has also issued 200 bags to Abra LGU; 50 bags to Benguet; 100 bags to Ilocos Norte; 600 bags to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Luzon, which also suffered heavily from the flooding with some provinces declared as calamity areas.
NFA Tarlac, meanwhile, has released a total of 703 bags.
In Zambales, another area hit by the typhoons, NFA issued a total of 90 bags to the municipality of San Felipe.
Meanwhile, in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, a total of 420 bags of local rice were issued to the DSWD, while in Cavite, the NFA has already released 263 bags to the Diocese of Imus for relief operations.
“NFA personnel continue to conduct market monitoring to ensure that rice is available and to prevent any unreasonable increases in prices,” NFA said.