NFA 6 dispatches rolling stores to Iloilo, Aklan

PIA Press Release 2008/06/30

NFA 6 dispatches rolling stores to Iloilo, Aklan

by ES Subong

Iloilo City (30 June) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) in region 6 has fielded rolling stores directly operated by NFA personnel themselves to ensure the availability of low-priced rice ion the province of Aklan and Iloilo, mostly affected by Typhoon "Frank".

NFA OIC Director Vilma Zarraga said there are 10 NFA rolling stores presently operating in the following areas: Rizal St., Lapaz, Iloilo City; Tigbauan; Barotac Nuevo-Anilao area, Sta. Barbara-Pavia-Cabatuan; Patiad, Dumangas; Alimodian-Leon; Oton-San Miguel; San Joaquin; Janiuay-Calinog and Guimaras.

On the other hand, there are five rolling stores deployed in the province of Aklan using the Philippine Army trucks and the NFA vehicles.

To date, the NFA has already issued 80,000 bags of NFA rice issued for relief assistance through the National Disaster Coordinating Council, the Philippine national Red Cross, DSWD, legislators, local government units, non-government organizations and through sales in accredited suppliers.

Zarraga said that the NFA in Western Visayas is assuring the consuming public that it continues to distribute government rice at P18.25 per kilo despite the onslaught of typhoon Frank that destroyed most of the agricultural areas in the region.

She also said that despite the fact that the NFA regional office has suffered much from the typhoon, the agency is relentlessly continuing its mandate of ensuring food security and sustaining a stable supply and prices, at this time of national calamity. (NFA/PIA) - Timeline 2008