NFA-9 bares suspension of anti-overloading law PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 11:52

The regional office of the National Food Authority (NFA-9) informs all grains truckers, haulers, millers and various trucking groups that the truck ban under the “Anti-Overloading Law” or Republic Act No. 8794 is now suspended for implementation until January 2014.

NFA Regional Director Dianne A. Silva said as agreed upon by and between the Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretaries Proceso Alcala and Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works And Highways (DPWH), the truck ban was suspended.

Republic Act No. 8794  otherwise known as an “Act Imposing a Motor Vehicle User’s Charge on Owners of All Types of Motor Vehicles and for other Purposes” has been suspended for next year.

Trucking groups and businessmen were elated on this recent development as they encountered difficulties on the delivery of their products to reach their quotas of distribution to nearby provinces and cities.

“It is good that the anti-overloading law is now temporarily suspended for in one way or the other, it will help hasten the flow of the operations of the grains businessmen,” Director Silva said.

Meanwhile, NFA-9 recently conducted a Reorientation Conference for Stocks/Cash Accountable Officers and Classifiers in the Zamboanga Peninsula which include Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga City and Zambonaga del Norte.

The reorientation conference is being spearheaded by NFA Regional Director Dianne Silva together with Assistant Regional Director John Robert Hermano, Zamboanga City Provincial Manager Gaudencio Nuega, Jr, OIC Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Manager Nieves Toca, Regional Accountant Edwina Bernad and Regional Standard & Quality Assurance Officer Felimon Quiambao.

The participants were the Warehouse Supervisors and Acting Warehouse Supervisors/Procurement Team leaders, Cashiers, Senior Disbursing Officers and Mobile Disbursing Officers and Incumbent and Acting Quality Assurance Officers.

This is aimed to reorient the employees of NFA goals, mission and vision; re-equip them with the right attitude in order to build a more cohesive working team; to update the employees of the current basic and specific policies/guidelines on procurement programs for them to be more responsible especially the accountable officers in discharging their duties and functions; and to be more aggressive and confident to achieve our target for the coming procurement as harvest season approaches, in order to build buffer stock for the next semester.

The occasion was one of the intensified strategies of NFA in attaining procurement targets towards the realization of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) by the end of 2013 and beyond. — MLF