Sufficient NFA rice allotted for calamity victims
The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured the public that the agency has enough food security stocks ready for issuance to relief agencies and local government units (LGUs) in areas hit by calamities.
NFA administrator Jason Aquino has instructed the agency’s field offices to be ready to render service 24/7 when necessary to be able to quickly respond to any need for rice issuance for calamity victims.
“During this time when typhoons and flooding are forecast in many parts of the country, our employees can be counted upon to man our offices and warehouses in order to assure our countrymen of available rice at any given time,” Aquino said.
The NFA activates its 24-hour Operations Center during the occurrence of natural disasters to assure quick response for rice needs.
Market monitoring is also heightened to ensure that rice will continuously be available and to avert any unreasonable spike in prices.
Aquino assured that the NFA will no longer run out of stocks especially for any calamity or emergency.