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NFA suspends 5 retailers in SouthCot

KORONDAL CITY (MindaNews / 24 Aug) – The National Food Authority (NFA) has suspended five of its accredited rice retailers in South Cotabato province for alleged diverting and hoarding their allocated rice stocks. Agerico Baquiran, NFA-South Cotabato provincial manager, said Friday he suspended the allocation and accreditation of the erring rice retailers pending an ongoing […]

DA to open ‘Bigas ng Masa’ outlets in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to open “Bigas ng Masa” outlets here in a bid to address the rising prices of commercial rice. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol relayed such move to a city official in response to problems posed by the dwindling rice stocks of […]

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TO THE POINT: Señor Presidente, bilang Dictador, Tabang!

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) — We are unsure if “Señor Presidente, bilang Dictador, Tabang!” is Bisaya-Cebuano. We are only sure, it is Bisaya. In English, “Mr. President, as dictator, help!” We presume this is the collective voice (GMA News, February 8, 2018) of “[m]ore than 10 million consumers [who] have been forced […]

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200,000 bags of imported rice to arrive in GenSan this month

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 November) — The National Food Authority (NFA) here is expecting the arrival within this month of an additional 200,000 bags of imported rice to augment the rice requirements of this city and the neighboring areas. Dionisio Hectin Jr., manager of the NFA’s Sarangani-General Santos provincial office, said Thursday the additional rice […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS. Media Interview. Malacanan. 07 March 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE [Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace | 7 March 2017] Q: Mayor, mag-a-appoint ka ba ng bagong NFA? Kasi medyo hindi […]

NFA Administrator Renan Dalisay Resigns

Administrator Renan Dalisay of the National Food Authority (NFA) announced his resignation, Manila Times reported Wednesday.


In his letter sent to the Office of the President, Dalisay said his main reason is his health condition. He had to do the resignation so as not to cause further damage to his health.

Dalisay said he is just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino III. “I’m just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. But I have to do this now. If I don’t do this, it may further cause more damage to my health, and also affect the agency”, he told reporters during the Food Guardian Volunteer Program launch in Quezon City.

Renan Dalisay National Food Authority NFA

Dalisay came to NFA sometime in November 2014. He replaced Arthur Juan, who let go of the same position, coincidentally because of his health condition.

The sudden resignation of Dalisay leaves an on-going discussion pertaining to the country’s rice importation issues.

The NFA Council was set to meet yesterday (Wed) to talk about Philippine’s rice requirement for the lean months, Dalisay added.

Source: Manila Times