Duterte orders importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice amid ‘shortage’

President Rodrigo Duterte has allowed the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice in the face of reports that the buffer stock of the National Food Authority is fast depleting, an official said Thursday. Secretary to the Cabinet and NFA Council Chairman Leoncio Evasco said he was instructed by Duterte to activate the standby order … Continue reading Duterte orders importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice amid ‘shortage’