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Lawmaker pushes more measures to reform NFA By Charlie V. Manalo 05/31/2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lawmaker pushes more measures to reform NFA

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/31/2011

Cagayan Rep. Jack Enrile is pushing for measures to reform the National Food Authority (NFA), saying the agency cannot act both as a trader and a regulator at the same time and that these dual functions should be decoupled.

Enrile said allowing NFA to regulate its own purchases has obviously resulted in lapses in the past, which has resulted in billions of pesos in government funds being lost in alleged overpricing deals entered into by the agency.

He suggested that while NFA be allowed to continue to purchase food items, the regulatory function over these purchases should be immediately passed on to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to ensure that all deals undertaken by the NFA are done above board.

At the same time, the lawmaker called on the DA to require all its regional offices to conduct “honest to goodness, credible assessment” on the food requirement of the people in their respective areas..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110531met2.html

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