NFA rice now sold in big Puerto Princesa stores
Rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) is now availble in two big grocery stores in Puerto Princesa City. Nerilyn Conde, NFA assistant provincial manager said they started selling rice in Andrew’s Grocery and Drugman on October 19 to address the long queues in public markets. “Advantage ito sa consum- ers kasi di lahat ay pumapasok sa market lalo na iba ang haba ng pila doon. Sa mall, pwedeng hindi sila pipila sa bigas, doon sila pipila sa teller, mas convenient,” she said. She said two-kilogram per pack of NFA rice will be sold at P64 in the malls, and each consumer is limited to a maximum of four kilos. The Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Inc. (PAGASA), Conde said, was the one that selected the two groceries to sell the NFA rice in the city. The two malls have since withdrawn 10 bags from the NFA warehouse, she said. “Kasi hindi ito ‘yong sabi na tutubo ka, may social obligation ito dahil magre-repack. Kailangan naka-pack, susunod din sila sa system nila, maglalagay pa ng barcode. Hindi ‘yong sabi na for additional income, kung hindi social service,” Conde added.
National Food Authority puts labels outside of the Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association, Inc. (PAGASA) selected malls to sell NFA rice at P32.00 per kilo.