The National Food Authority in the Province of Palawan reported that the price of commercial rice has been going down that competes to the prevailing price of NFA rice.
This explains why NFA rice is not available in some retail stores particularly in the town of Narra but can be bought only in accredited retail stores.
Lilibeth Ignacio, officer in-charge of NFA-Palawan said that they temporarily reduce the presence of NFA rice in the market because the price of commercial rice is almost the same or even lower.
Ignacio said that there is enough supply of rice in some towns of the province due to the last cropping harvest of farmers that yield higher production despite the drought being experienced by Palaweño farmers.
“This proves that our agricultural sector is doing well,” she said.
She added that the price of NFA rice ranges from P27 to P32 per kilo unlike in some variety of commercial that is even lower.
NFA-Palawan assures that the current stock of rice is enough to sustain the need of Palaweños until the next harvest season.