EXORBITANT RICE PROCUREMENT MEMO BETWEEN NFA AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF ALBAY JUNKED BY SP



LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Albay shelved the Memorandum of Agreement between the Provincial Government of Albay and the National Food Authority for Rice Procurement during emergencies by saying its exorbitant.

Board Member Jessap Salceda- chairman Committee on Agriculture said the one hundred pesos (P100.00) add-on for every sack of  NFA rice is unreasonably high and will hurt the budget of the province.

In their explanatory note, the Provincial Government of Albay said that that the one hunded pesos additional to the  P1,200 pesos peg price of NFA rice will be utilized for  bodega rentals and baggage fee for loading and unloading  from NFA warehouse to the point of destination. (NM Mar de la Cruz -DZGB News)