Pursuant to the powers granted to the National Food Authority under Presidential Decree No. 4, as amended, to establish rules and regulations governing the importation of rice by virtue of Council Resolution No. 825-2016-F dated June 15, 2016, in this page are Memorandum Circulars issued for the information and compliance of all interested parties.
Today, the National Food Authority is vested the functions of ensuring the food security of the country and the stability of supply and price of the staple grain-rice. It performs these functions through various activities and strategies, which include procurement of paddy from individual bonafide farmers and their organizations, buffer stocking, processing activities, dispersal of paddy and milled rice to strategic locations and distribution of the staple grain to various marketing outlets at appropriate times of the year.