Rice Crisis

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng bigas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) distributed Family Access Cards (FACS) to allow poor families here in Rizal to purchase government-subsidized NFA rice at P18.50 per kilo at designated stores of the National Food Authority.The program covers families living below the poverty threshold or those who earn an aggregate of P5,000 per month

Ngayon voters ID na ang ginagamit kasi marami ng mga taga ibang bayan na ang dumaradayo sa ating mga authorize NFA retailers.

My neighbor is just an ordinary laborer earning P280 a day, with his wife doing laundry to other people to earn PI5O a day (occasionally),they have four children of which the eldest is a 2nd year high school student . The mother told me she and her eldest took turn going into the designated NFA stores to buy cheap rice.(NFA rice cost P18.50 compared to commercial rice with price ranging from P36-P44) From time to time they would wait for hours, the fact that they aren’t capable of buying large quantity due to their financial difficulties and the NFA regulation allowing only 3 kilos per buyer. And would take much of their time instead of doing her laundry job or her eldest to sacrifice her time instead of doing her studies, assignments and other household chores. And sometimes being late in school.

Sabi nga nya sa akin, “data-rati nakakapamalengke pa siya ng para sa ilang araw na pangangailangan, ngayon araw-araw na siyang napunta ng tindahan,pinagkakasya ang perang hawak, at bahala na uli bukas.aniya

NFA rice are available on Designated NFA outlets here in Rizal: sa Palengke (Moreto Devanadera), dating talipapa (Marlyn Vista), Barangay Hall of Talaga, Barangay Hall of Pook and soon on Barangay Tala.

Its not only RICE CRISIS, Its not only PRICE CRISIS. Its TIME CRISIS as well,because many of our kababayans lost their significant time and income to wait in quences for the cheap NFA rice.


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