Negros farmers selling rice at P25/kilo anew
BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — Rice farmers, aided by the provincial government in reducing their labor inputs, have been selling rice anew for P25 per kilo at the “Bigasan ng Bayan” outlet located in the Food Terminal Market of Negros Occidental (FTMON) since Nov. 7.
Pedro Limpangog, president of the Federation of Irrigators Association of Central Negros-Bago River Irrigation System (FIACN-BRIS), said they are targeting 470 priority consumers to avail themselves of the low priced rice.
Priority consumers – including senior citizens, indigents and persons with disabilities – can buy up to five kilos only.
Limpangog said the sacks of rice were produced by 44 FIACN-BRIS southern sector farmers from Bago City, Valladolid, Pulupandan, San Enrique and La Carlota.
Last month, the Bigas ng Bayan outlet also sold rice to at least 455 individuals at the FTMON.
Limpangog said the proceeds would be used to buy more rice from other rice farmers, which will be also sold at FTMON at P25 per kilo.https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2023/11/09/2309999/negros-farmers-selling-rice-p25kilo-anew
Published Date: November 9, 2023