Friday, September 28, 2007

NFA Bukidnon Celebrated 35th Anniversary

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - The National Food Authority Bukidnon had just celebrated its 35th anniversary last September 26 this year.

The celebration kicked off with a holy mass at NFA Provincial Office and it was followed by a short program and stakeholders/employees forum.

Afterwards the whole force of NFA personnel proceeded to Belica Sport Center for a sport fest where they showed their prowess in badminton to relieve tensions from daily work and help strengthen camaraderie among themselves.

This year celebration has a theme “Tatlumpu’t limang taong patuloy na paglilingkod sa sambayanang Pilipino”.

In an interview over DXDB, NFA Provincial Manager Victoria Duray expressed her heartfelt gratitude to all local government units in Bukidnon, stakeholders both from government and private, farmers and the community as well.

She also vowed to continue fulfilling their main mandate to ensure food security in the province especially during times of emergencies/calamities.

Duray also hinted positive action on farmers clamor to increase the NFA buying price of palay.

It was learned from Information Officer Ma. Socorro Mellomida that Provincial Farmers Action Council asked NFA to consider increasing NFA buying price so as to give them more reasons to sell their harvest to NFA rather to the commercial traders.

As of writing the NFA buying price is 10 pesos with 25 cents incentive to individual and 10 pesos with a total of 50 cents incentive for cooperative per kilo of clean and dry palay while private buyers are offering from 11 to 11.30 pesos per kilo.


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