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There’s more available P38/kilo rice in Metro Manila

12 July 2023

Different prices of rice are on display at a local store in San Andres, Manila.

THERE is more available rice in selected areas in National Capital Region (NCR) worth P38 per kilo, a Philippine Rice Industry Stakeholders’ Movement (PRISM) official said on Tuesday.

“Our second day is good. There [is] more rice, including in Pasig, Las Piñas, Taguig, Nepa Q-Mart, Novaliches, Commonwealth, San Antonio, Marikina, Masinag Antipolo, Lipa and Tanauan Batangas, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Intercity and Goldencity Bulacan,” PRISM Convenor Rowena Sadicon told BusinessMirror.

Moreover, she said that in the coming days the P38 per kilo supply will be in Nueva Ecija, Isabela and Cebu.

The convener added that in the coming days or weeks, the rice will be available at some Kadiwa stores.

“We haven’t gathered the specific info on sales yet, but it’s getting better,” Sadicon added.

Recently, she said PRISM’s “Tulong sa Bayan, Bigas para sa Mamamayan” program will be implemented nationwide to help consumers have access to affordable and quality rice.

As of now, prices of rice in the market start at P40 per kilo, PRISM noted.

The P38 per kilo that will be sold by PRISM will be of good quality as it is classified as well-milled rice.

“The price of rice in the market is really high, so we are giving a way now, we have discussed a solution with our stakeholders: how can we cross it so that somehow there is still P38 to buy,” Sadicon said.

She said, they would partner with the Department of Agriculture’s Kadiwa program and other selling channels like rice mills, rice traders, barangays, and the local government units chosen by the participating stakeholders.

Source : Business Mirror