The National Food Authority (NFA) has increased the allocation for rice outlets in Negros Occidental after the arrival of its additional imported stocks early this month.
NFA-Negros Occidental provincial manager Frisco Canoy said they have so far distributed 50 bags per outlet in major markets in Bacolod City.
In municipal markets, the allocation was 30 bags per outlet while outlets outside the markets were given 20 bags each.
When stocks were limited in the previous months, the NFA calibrated the distribution to only five to 10 bags per outlet.
This year, Negros Occidental’s second import allocation of 100,000 bags from Thailand arrived at the BREDCO port in Bacolod on November 23.
Canoy said that if the weather permits, the unloading will be completed on Thursday.
As of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, only 200 bags of rice were left for unloading.
Part of the unloaded rice has been transported to the NFA warehouses in Ilog town and San Carlos City.
NFA-Negros Occidental’s first importation of 80,000 bags from Thailand arrived last July. PNA/IMT