Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the government has decided to defer the implementation of safeguard duties on rice imports.
MANILA -- Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Thursday ordered the National Food Authority (NFA) to bring down rice prices to P27 per kilo by flooding Metro Manila markets with 3.6 million bags of the food staple.
Acting Agriculture Secretary William Dar has agreed to invoke Republic Act No. 8800 which will allow him to motu proprio impose safeguard duty on rice imports.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the National Food Authority (NFA), through Agriculture Secretary William Dar, to buy all palay output during this harvest season even if it would lead to a massive loss for the government.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is blaming hoarding and not the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) for the sharp drop in prices of palay (rice).
President Rodrigo Duterte recognized three distinguished indiviudals in the country for their excellence in their respective fields during the presentation