public against fake rice
MANILA, July 5 (PNA) -- Malacañang warned the public on from buying fake
rice which reportedly had found its way in Davao City.
"Nananawagan po tayo sa mga mamamayan na maging maingat at bumili lamang ng
bigas mula sa mga accredited at reliable na nagbebenta nito, ‘yun po
talagang authorized rice dealers o mga tindahan ng bigas na mayroong
pahintulot ng NFA (National Food Authority) at sa mga awtoridad," said
Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr.,
in a radio interview with dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
President Benigno Aquino III last Friday ordered Interior Secretary Manuel
"Mar" Roxas and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to trace where the fake or
synthetic rice originated, Coloma noted.
Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization
Secretary Francis Pangilinan was also told to investigate the matter.
"Ang NFA, sa pamamagitan ng kanilang Food Development Center, ay nagsasagawa
ng mga laboratory test ng mga sample na naisumite po sa kanila at ipapalabas
po nila ang resulta nito sa lalong madaling panahon," said Coloma.
According to reports, there were consumers who complained that they had
bought fake rice in Davao City. (PNA)