State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace
August 15, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. convened a sectoral meeting with the National Food Authority (NFA) and other agencies at the State Dining Room in Malacañan Palace.

NFA Administrator Roderico Bioco reported on the measures being undertaken in ensuring efficient supply of rice in the country. The President instructed the Agency to continue exploring other ways in prioritizing rice production other than importation, such as contract farming and other means that will guarantee an increase in the NFA’s volume production.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual, Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Emmie Liza Perez-Chiong, Department of Agriculture (DA) Senior Undersecretary Domingo Panganiban and DA Undersecretary Leocadio Sebastian also joined the meeting.

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