MAASIN CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- With the delivery of 50,000 bags in August and another one of the same volume coming by November, there will be a stable stock of rice at the warehouses of the National Food Authority (NFA).
Those that arrived on August 17 were kept at Baybay and Maasin warehouses at 22,000 bags each, while the balance of 6,000 bags were held at Saint Bernard warehouse.
These were immediately distributed to accredited retailers starting August 20, or three days after the stocks' arrival, said Cresente Magadan, NFA provincial operations officer, during the PIA kapihan interview last month.
The area coverage of the provincial NFA office includes other towns of Leyte province up to Baybay City and the entire province of Southern Leyte.
At the time of the kapihan forum that was simultaneously aired live over DYDM radio station, Magadan reported the balances of the stocks in the three warehouses: 16,000 bags at Maasin which is still good for 23 days, 12,000 at Baybay, and 2,000 in Saint Bernard.
The upcoming delivery next month will replenish these stocks, Magadan said.
Meanwhile, the NFA will be going around the province for the Tagpuan Day, a mandated activity of the agency in which they will be selling the NFA rice at P 27 per kilo, lower than the market price of P 32.00 per kilo, Magadan announced, adding that the schedules are still being worked out.
Magadan said they had conducted Tagpuan in the mountain barangays of the city, selling a total of around 900 bags of NFA rice. (LDL/MMP/PIA8-Southern Leyte)