The National Food Authority (NFA) Iloilo provincial office is now milling 50,000 bags of rice for transport to Region 8.
NFA Iloilo Asst. Manager Miguel Aguirre said the rice will be sent to Region 8 that is experiencing rice deficit.
“We have the commitment to send rice to Region 8,” Aguirre said.
The NFA Iloilo commitment to Region 8 covers Tacloban, Catarman, and Catbalogan is 50,000 bags for October; 70,000 bags for November; and, 25,000 for December. The total bags of rice to be transferred is 145,000.
Aguirre said that Iloilo province has usually surplus in rice production that it could afford to send some to other regions in the country experiencing rice deficit like Region 8.