88% of the rice needs for Negros Oriental is supplied by commercial sellers

commercial rice
Some prices of commercial rice sold in the market.

DUMAGUETE CITY – Understand the NFA plight: they are just here to save the rice supply in cases of calamity and or droughts, not to be the main rice supplier. Like this week , when the NFA rice stocks are down, there should be no worry because 88% of the rice needs for Negros Oriental is supplied by commercial sellers, not by the NFA.

NFA is out of stock because the government has also not yet bidded for the winning supplier for the second quarter. So indeed, there is no stock of NFA rice, yet there is now shortage because there is enough supply of commercial rice which most people are eating anyway.