100,000 cavans of rice arrive in Caraga

At least 100,000 cavans of rice imported by the National Food Authority (NFA) arrived in Mindanao to ease the problems caused by a recent rice price hike in the region.

Radio reports bared that the 100,000 cavans meant for the Caraga region arrived on board two vessels from Vietnam and Thailand.

NFA Surigao del Norte provincial manager Regino Delfin said they expect the newly arrived shipment to keep supply and prices of rice in the region stable.

Caraga covers the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.

In past weeks, prices of rice in some cities in Mindanao shot up, with the NFA blaming part of the problem to farmers who partially hoarded their supplies or were anticipating the lean months starting July.

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