NFA rice now sold in big Puerto Princesa stores

Palawan News - - BUSINESS - By Rachel Ganan­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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