Rice

28 Aug – DA exec admits Philippines experiencing rice shortage

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2023
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Farmers refute government claims on rice sector performance (23 November 2021)

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2021

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23 Feb 2021 – Rice tariffication: A litany of broken promises

Published by rudy Date posted on February 23, 2021

by Raul Montemayor, 23 Feb 2020 (First of two parts) The rice tariffication law (RTL) was born on Feb. 14, 2019 when President Rodrigo Duterte signed it, promising a host of benefits for consumers and gains for the economy.

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[ANALYSIS] In response to Raul Montemayor’s piece on the Rice Tariffication Law

Published by rudy Date posted on February 3, 2021

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Rice Tariff Undercollection in 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on December 24, 2020

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Farmers cry for help as palay prices drop

Published by rudy Date posted on September 29, 2020

By: Armand Galang, Karl R. Ocampo, Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Sep 2020 CABANATUAN CITY—Left with no choice, Donie Roberto, a farmer in Barangay Bitas here, has to sell his rice harvest at P15.50 a kilogram, just a little above production cost.

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PITC asked to abandon planned G2G importation of 300,000 MT of rice

Published by rudy Date posted on June 17, 2020

By Madelaine B. Miraflor, Manila Bulletin, 17 Jun 2020 As it faces financial and legal issues for the overseas purchase of 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice, the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC) was told to just abandon the controversial government-to-government (G2G) importation plan.

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PH to remain world’s top rice importer

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 May 2020 Despite moves by the Department of Agriculture to increase the country’s local production of palay, global projections showed that the Philippines is still on its way to become the biggest importer of the grain this year and the next.

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6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS (FFF) URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on April 20, 2020

6 Apr 2020 – FARMERS URGE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO REGULATE IMPORTS AMID PLANT, PLANT, PLANT PROGRAM

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6 Mar 2020 – Farmers blast Agriculture Secretary for downplaying impact of rice liberalization on farmers

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on March 6, 2020

Farmers blast Agriculture Secretary for downplaying impact of rice liberalization on farmers March 6, 2020 – The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) chided Secretary William Dar of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for belittling the harm that the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) has inflicted on farmers. During a recent chance interview, Secretary Dar was quoted…

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22 Feb 2020 – Rice farmers lose P68B in 2019, double than gains of consumers, says NTUC Phl affiliate FFF [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on March 5, 2020

22 Feb 2020 – Rice farmers lose P68B in 2019, double than gains of consumers, says group Published February 22, 2020 1:25pm By TED CORDERO, GMA News The Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) claimed that rice farmers lost a total of P68.18 billion in 2019, double than what consumers saved due to lower prices of…

Rice tariff law a year later: Prices down but farmers lose

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 4 Mar 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Rosadilla Limbres has been planting rice for three decades in Bukidnon province, but she finds the last three years the hardest.

Farmers dispute government claims on huge drop in rice prices

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2020

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 28 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Local farmers refuted the government’s claim that the rice tariffication law was the reason behind the significant drop in rice prices.

Gov’t dangles profitable crops, yields for distressed palay farmers

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Feb 2020 Using excess tariffs from the rice imports that arrived in the country last year, the country’s agriculture chief said the government was ready to jump-start its crop diversification program to help rice farmers troubled by low palay prices.

Farmers lose P68 billion from rice tariffication law

Published by rudy Date posted on February 22, 2020

by Louisse Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 22 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Farmers lost around P68 billion due to the effects of the Rice Tariffication Law, which saw the influx of more imported rice.

Farmers claim ₱70-B loss from rice import lib

Published by rudy Date posted on February 21, 2020

By MADELAINE B. MIRAFLOR, Manila Bulletin, 21 Feb 2020 While consumers have saved more than ₱30 billion because of the influx of cheaper, imported rice in the market, Filipino rice farmers claimed they incurred nearly ₱70-billion loss since the implementation of rice importation under the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL).

PH still world’s biggest rice importer

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocamp, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Feb 2020 The Philippines is expected to remain the world’s biggest rice importer this year even with a slowdown in importation due to excessive supply and improved local production.

Central Luzon rice farmers get P5,000 each

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2020

by Philippine Daily Inquirer, 5 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Rice farmers in Central Luzon will receive P5,000 each as the Department of Agriculture (DA) readies a P575-million fund for distribution through its Rice Farmers Financial Assistance.

Gov’t economists, not traders, welcome rice tariffication law

Published by rudy Date posted on February 5, 2020

5 Feb 2020 The rice tariffication law (RTL) turns one year old on Feb. 14. The government credits the law for giving Filipino consumers access to cheaper rice and for helping to bring down the inflation rate from the high levels of 2018.

Rice prices fall to 6-yr low

Published by rudy Date posted on January 29, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Jan 2020 Lower rice prices, strong peso to ease February inflation, says BSP Rice prices in the market have gone down to its lowest in six years following the rice tariffication law, but at the expense of farmers’ welfare as the influx of more affordable imported rice…

Gov’t cracks down on rice importers’ ‘dummies’

Published by rudy Date posted on January 24, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Jan 2020 The country’s agriculture chief is imposing a ban on small farmers’ groups that were used as “dummies” by bigger traders to import rice following the deregulation of rice trade.

Palay prices continue to slide

Published by rudy Date posted on January 20, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Jan 2020 The average farm-gate price of palay slid further during the fourth week of December while rice prices in the market increased, government data showed.

DA: Rice farmers to reap bounty of govt interventions starting 2020

Published by rudy Date posted on January 8, 2020

By Manuel Cayon, Businessmirror, 8 Jan 2020 A farmer starts plowing his rice field in Pampanga after a brief rainfall in this file photo. DAVAO CITY—Government would aim to raise local rice production than imports this year when local rice farmers begin to reap the benefits of government intervention last year, the Department of Agriculture…

SEARCA experts share Rice Tariffication perspective

Published by rudy Date posted on December 26, 2019

by Brenda Jocson, 26 Dec 2019 Los Baños, Laguna―Diverse perspectives on the Rice Tariffication Law emerged at the session on regional implication of the Philippine RTL.

19 Nov 2019 – TAMA NA! SOBRA NA! ITIGIL NA ANG UNLI RICE IMPORTATION! Kasama ang NTUC Phl sa broad coalition na ‘to. [Read more]

Published by NTUCPHL Date posted on November 25, 2019

19 Nov 2019 – TAMA NA! SOBRA NA! ITIGIL NA ANG UNLI RICE IMPORTATION! Kasama ang NTUC Phl sa broad coalition na ‘to. Magdadaos ang iba’t ibang grupo ng mga magsasaka, NGOs at kaalyadong grupo ng isang pambansang kilos protesta ngayong Miyerkoles, Nobyembro 20, upang ipadama sa publiko at sa mga opisyales ng gobyerno ang…

[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s ban on rice imports: Enough of these capricious policies

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2019

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[ANALYSIS] Duterte’s ban on rice imports: Enough of these capricious policies

Published by rudy Date posted on November 21, 2019

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‘Dami nang naghikahos’: Grupo iginiit na ‘huli na’ ang pagpapatigil ng rice importation

Published by rudy Date posted on November 20, 2019

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Rice Tariffication Law worse than Yolanda, says rice farmers alliance

Published by rudy Date posted on November 18, 2019

with a report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News, 18 Nov 2019 MANILA – The Rice Tariffication Law is worse than supertyphoon Yolanda in terms of its damage to the livelihood of rice farmers, an alliance of farmers organizations and advocates said on Monday.

The rice cartel

Published by rudy Date posted on November 6, 2019

by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star), 6 Nov 2019 It seems well meaning government officials well versed in economic theory are no match against the evil geniuses running the rice cartel. The Rice Tariffication Law was meant to blunt the cartel’s hold on the rice market… with real supply and demand determining prices. But it…

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