CamSur cong Bordado pushes for inquiry on rice supply

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Camarines Sur 2nd district Rep. Gabby Bordado Jr. is prodding his fellow congressmen to conduct a probe in aid of legislation regarding the true state of rice supply in the country.

Bordado is directing his call to the House Committee on Agriculture and Food Security, a Brigada News FM Naga report said Monday (May 29).

The politiko said that last week, National Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Manager Yolanda Navarro sought help from him regarding the rice supply issue.

It can be recalled that for weeks now, the NFA has been saying that its buffer stock of rice grain is running low.

Bordado, a first-termer in the House of Representatives (HOR), even delivered a privilege speech on the matter after Navarro reached out to him.

According to the congressman, the reported problem on rice supply will be easier to solve if officials have a clear idea of the country’s current rice supply.

One of ways the government could address the supply shortage is through importation.