Rice Supply

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Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, chides officials of the National Food Authority (NFA) for their non-aggressive procurement of rice. “You should go to the provinces and buy rice because farmers won’t go to you,” Villar said during the continuation of a hearing looking into the status of the country’s supply of rice, amidst reports of rice insufficiency, Thursday, March 15, 2018. (Photo by Albert Calvelo)