price of rice - updates

Rappler's latest stories on price of rice


Gov't sets suggested retail prices for rice

Oct 28, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol warns that traders who will not follow the SRPs would face jail time and a fine of up to P1 million

FAST FACTS: Rice prices in the Philippines

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:54 PM

A kilo of rice costs almost P50, and even P66 in Sulu, as of the 4th week of September 2018

Inflation rises to 2.5% in November

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:20 PM

The increase means the country s inflation rate is at its highest level since February 2015

Inflation rises to 2.3% in September

Oct 05, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The September figure – the highest recorded for the year so far – is still within the central bank s forecast of 1 6 to 2 4

Inflation slows to 1.8% in August on lower food prices

Sep 07, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The relatively low and manageable inflation environment is expected to continue for the rest of the year says NEDA

A customer buy garlic at a market in Manila on August 5, 2014. Philippine inflation shot up to a nearly three-year high of 4.9 percent in July, the government said, when many Filipinos were priced out of food items such as garlic. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

Rice price hike, 'job misery' major causes of hunger in PH

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Data show a very slow reduction in hunger incidence in the last 5 years despite the country experiencing respectable growth in GDP

A study conducted by the University of the Philippines School of Statistics notes that the rise in the price of rice mostly affects the poorest 30% of Filipinos. Photo from Shutterstock

Rice prices remain high in August

Aug 11, 2014 - 6:20 PM

The government is opening the bid for 500 000 MT of rice imports this month to curb rising prices

AGRICULTURE DOWN. Production of palay went up by 3.28% but the agriculture sector, as a whole, slowed down in the first quarter of 2014. AFP file photo

SONA Fact Check: Gov't efforts hurting rice hoarders

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:09 PM

President Aquino says in his SONA that steps have been taken to achieve enough rice supply This way hoarders who cause prices to increase are frustrated

Rappler Newscast | June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014 - 8:28 PM

PNP reports surge in crime Hospital arrest for Enrile? PNP ready Aquino: PH to import rice as price hike probe continues

WTO committee allows PH to keep high duties on imported rice

Jun 23, 2014 - 11:15 AM

This gives the country until 2017 to implement quantitative restriction on rice

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014, but in the meantime still relies on imported rice leading to a hike in prices. File photo by AFP

Hike in rice prices? Gov't mulling fixed prices

Jun 17, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Malacañang says it is carrying out surveillance to discourage hoarding of rice but says prices are expected to stabilize in two months when imports come in

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP