45 MT of aromatic rice was exported to Singapore last July 22, 2013, which would cater to the high demand of rice of the Filipinos as well as of the other nationalities. 25 MT of this bulk was from the Firmus Service Cooperative (FSC) situated in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, while the other 20 MT was provided by the Magtutumana ng Sta. Rosa Multi- Purpose Cooperative (MSC-MPC) located in Nueva Ecija.
It might seem like this is not really a big achievement on our part, but as I have mentioned in the first paragraph, the Philippines is showing positive results in its plans of having 100% rice self-sufficiency by the end of this year. It is also a remarkable event that our actual exports would most likely supersede that of the country’s target rice export of 200 MT. To date, the Philippines have already exported 106 MT as of July, halfway through the year. Another batch of export to Russia, Italy, Middle-East and the US are to be expected before the year ends.
Bamba, John Ray
Pascual, Emmanuel Gerardo
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