NFA hands out nearly 600 sacks of rice to Taal-affected residents


Posted at Jan 15 2020 09:35 PM | Updated as of Jan 15 2020 09:49 PM

MANILA—The National Food Authority (NFA) on Wednesday said it has delivered nearly 600 sacks of rice to residents affected by Taal Volcano's eruption.

In a statement, the NFA said 489 sacks were sent to displaced families in Cavite, 50 to Taysan town in Batangas, and 60 to the Lions Club of Batangas, which will distribute them to residents.

The food agency said the Valenzuela city government is also looking to buy 9,600 bags from it to donate to displaced families. 

NFA administrator Judy Carol Dansal assured that her agency has enough rice stocks for those devastated by the Taal eruption.

Dansal said NFA offices in Batangas, Cavite, Metro Manila and Central Luzon are on alert status and are closely coordinating with local government units and relief agencies should the need to distribute more rice arise.