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Bigas para sa tinamaan ng bagyo: NFA releases 3K bags of rice for “Lawin” victims

Oct 22, 2016 @ 14:27

The National Food Authority (NFA), in statement Friday, October 21, announced that it has released 3,325 bags of rice for distribution to “Lawin” victims in the northern and central part of Luzon.

“We assure the public that the NFA will always be here to immediately respond to the rice needs of calamity victims anywhere in the country,” NFA officer-in-charge Tomas Escarez said.

As of October 19, the food agency has issued 1,420 bags of rice to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for its relief operations in La Union which received 720 bags; Tuguegarao, 300 bags; and Isabela, 400 bags.

Escarez said the NFA is in constant coordination with relief agencies for the immediate release of their rice requirement.

“We will continue to monitor the situation to assure the stable supply and prices of rice in these areas,” he said.

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