Celso bats for additional NFA rice allocation for barangays Print
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:14

by DEXTER YAP

Congressman Celso Lobregat has recommended to National Food Authority (NFA) to increase the rice supplies being sold in the different barangays of Zamboanga City.

This came after Lobregat noticed that the given allocation of NFA for the rice supply being sold in the ongoing Rice Distribution Program or "Tagpuan Day" is not sufficient to cater the big number of residents flocking to their respective barangays to avail of the cheaper government rice.

Despite the allocation of 150 sacks per barangay at (5)kilos allocation serving 1,500 families per distribution, many residents who were not able to avail of the coupon system procedures in distribution, still flock to their barangay hall trying to purchase NFA rice.

"NFA cannot serve everybody because they have to limit their allocation per barangay in order also to be able to provide other areas of equal opportunities, however, I am trying to negotiate with NFA management here if we can possibly increase their allocations to benefit more constituents," Lobregat pointed out.

Yesterday, Congressman Lobregat continued assisting NFA in their rice distribution at Barangays Zone 1 and Zone 2 where poor residents lined up to buy government rice despite the rainy weather.-Dexter Yap