Posts by tag: Food

10 years ago

Price of rice soars in Davao

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In one of the rice stalls on Bangoy street, Banay-banay rice sells at forty-two pesos per kilo while the 7-tonner variety sells at thirty nine pesos per kilo. Consumers were alarmed when commercial rice prices went as high as forty pesos per kilo in a week’s time. n a press conference on May 30, Department of Agriculture XI Regional Director Rogelio Chio notes a ten peso increase in the price of rice from last week’s average of 34-peso per kilo. He also cites reports that rice prices in Malalag, Davao del Sur, even went up as high as fifty pesos per kilo. (davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)

11 years ago

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Planting Rice Is Never Fun. Now that rice prices almost double and rice supply continue to dwindle, militant farmers group Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas in Southern Mindanao agitate for increased NFA procurement of local rice and for government to dismantle existing rice cartel. More pictures here.

(davaotoday.com photo by Barry Ohaylan)