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MANILA, Philippines- Sinisilip ng Department of Agriculture (DA) na palawigin ang programang pagbebenta ng P29 kada kilong bigas para sa vulnerable sectors sa timog na bahagi ng Pilipinas sa susunod na dalawang buwan.

“Our goal is to expand the number of Kadiwa centers offering P29 rice in the coming weeks and extend this network to the Visayas and Mindanao by late August or early September, in collaboration with local government units, farmers’ cooperatives, and private businesses,” pahayag ni Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel Jr.

Inilunsad ng DA nitong Biyernes ang “large-scale” trial ng pagbebenta ng palumang National Food Authority (NFA) buffer rice stock sa halagang P29 kada kilo sa 10 Kadiwa sites sa Metro Manila at Bulacan.

Ibinebenta ang P29 kada kilong bigas sa 4Ps beneficiaries, senior citizens, PWDs, at solo parents.

“I extend my deepest gratitude to all who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to the successful launch of the large-scale trial of the P29 Rice Program,” wika ni Tiu Laurel.

“From our tireless team at the DA, to the farmers’ cooperatives and associations, to the selfless military and policemen who volunteered their efforts to ensure affordable rice reaches our KADIWA centers and vulnerable households, you have exemplified the true spirit of Bayanihan—the belief that ‘We’ is greater than ‘Me’. Maraming Salamat po,” patuloy ng opisyal.

Nilalayon ng mass trial ng P29 Rice Program na makakalap ng datos bilang paghahanda para sa nationwide rollout ng programa.

“This trial period presents a crucial opportunity to gather comprehensive data on various aspects including demand, supply, and logistics that would ensure the success of the full implementation of P29, an initiative spearheaded by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to ease the burden of high prices on essential goods, particularly rice, for the poor, senior citizens, solo parents, and persons with disabilities,” anang Agriculture Secretary.

“In addition to P29 rice, the DA and its affiliated agencies and corporations are actively developing plans to make well-milled rice available to the public through KADIWA centers at prices lower than prevailing market rates,” dagdag niya. RNT/SA