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The Philippines is expected to import around 2.5 million MT of rice in 2020 and 3.3 million MT in 2021
The province in Western Visayas is also eyeing more rice imports from Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand to address temporary shortage in the months of June and July
Amid rice shortage fears due to coronavirus, Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Emmanuel Piñol proposes a farming method that cuts production period but yields a third of farmers' usual harvest
Juan and Javi Gomez de Liaño take their talents to the MPBL as Nueva Ecija seeks to make a splash next season
Workshop participants create a banner, which they will unfurl at a Valentine's Day demonstration calling for the repeal of the rice tariffication law
The agriculture department's Bureau of Agricultural Research aims to conserve Bicol's breadfruit, one of the region's emerging traditional crops
They're ditching farming as their children drop out of school. Will there still be Filipino rice farmers left in this new decade?
“The analysis clearly points out the loss suffered by palay farmers. They have a point when they ask, ‘Why are we [going to] take a hit for the Filipino consumer?’ If the consumers really benefit, maybe they [rice farmers] can share in the benefit."
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The protest must now be seen not as a young people’s movement, but as a grassroots rejection of Beijing’s rule
Was rice tariffication a miscalculation by Duterte? Did he not anticipate that rice prices would plummet? Was he ill-advised by the economic team?
(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary William Dar says the Philippine government will make it more difficult for rice imports to enter the country to help local farmers, but will not totally ban importation
The President says he opted to stop the importation of rice as he could not stop rice tariffication, which was needed to 'erase corruption'
(UPDATED) Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo deny that President Rodrigo Duterte gave an order to stop the importation of rice
The joint resolution also encourages local governments to buy from Filipino farmers
To our government officials: focus on figuring out solutions now. The electorate chose you and put you where you are today because we held on to your promises of change, deliverance, and reprieve.
'Puwede namang sabay at hindi isa lang ang pagpipilian,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan as the government mulls transitioning 23 provinces from rice farming to raising other crops
In some provinces, palay is sold at P10 per kilo, which points to farmers likely selling it at a loss
(UPDATED) Viral videos unrelated to the Philippine Rice Research Institute's mandate are being posted on the hacked Facebook page
The ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2019 will be announcing the national winners this coming October
For many critics, the SOGIE Equality Bill should take a back seat to address farmers’ welfare. But should we even be pitting issues against each other?
The amount will be for the ‘exclusive and urgent’ procurement of at least 750,000 metric tons of palay from local farmers at the farmgate price of P20 per kilogram
Business confidence falls to 37.3% in the 3rd quarter of 2019, as bad weather, external shocks, and government policies hit companies
Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the unloading of NFA rice in Commonwealth Market in Quezn City, which will be sold at P27 per kilo
Liberal Party stalwart and Occidental Mindoro congresswoman Josephine Ramirez Sato says direct cash assistance, not the government's zero-interest loans, would help rice farmers
While regional averages show that Filipino farmers do not sell below production cost, their earnings remain very little
A portion of the P10 billion Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund is a P1 billion allocation to bankroll the free training courses of the farmers to modernize their skills
Groups urge Filipinos to buy local rice and support Filipino farmers as they feel the severe effects of the rice tariffication law
Unquestionably, we need to support all farmers whose incomes and livelihoods are now hurting because of rice tariffication
Some farmers are already selling palay at a loss, but consumers have yet to enjoy significantly lower rice prices
Socioeconomic Planning Assistant Secretary Mercedita Sombilla says limiting how low palay prices can go would go against the purpose of the rice tariffication law
Farmers hurt by the rice tariffication law may loan up to P15,000 at zero interest, payable in 8 years
Producing palay in the Philippines costs around P12 per kilo, but some farmers say they are forced to sell their harvest at P7 just to compete with imported rice
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Senator Imee Marcos urges the National Food Authority to sell its rice stock to earn revenues that may be used to buy more palay from locals
'With the influx of rice imports, mas lumala ang kalagayan nila. Hindi na lalo mabayaran ang utang, lalong nababaon sa utang. Lalong nagugutom,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
The Bureau of Customs denies allegations that shipments of rice are undervalued
Senator Cynthia Villar says the problem isn't in the rice tariffication law which she authored
Once implemented, suggested retail prices for rice would be adjusted every two weeks to reflect landing costs and average farmgate prices of palay
The Philippines' rice stocks as of June 1 are deemed sufficient for 81 days
The Rice Straw to Biogas project is the first of its kind and scale in the Philippines to use leftover rice straw to produce food, fuel, and soil conditioner
Household stocks still contribute the biggest share to the Philippines' total rice inventory despite a 14.4% drop from a year ago
With rice prices as low as P32 per kilo, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says suggested retail prices for the staple are no longer needed. But it is up to the Department of Agriculture to decide.
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
Central Luzon, Ilocos, and Cagayan Valley survive the onslaught of El Niño due to proper irrigation, according to their agriculture regional directors
Amid projections of lower palay production and reduced harvest area, the Philippine Statistics Authority says the yield per hectare may still go up
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
Does the IRR contain the safeguards that rice industry stakeholders are asking from government?
Rice stocks are still increasing from a year ago despite the weak El Niño causing damage to crops early this year
The National Food Authority buys 1.26 million bags of palay from January to March 2019, way higher than the 20,540 bags procured during the same period last year