Update on Rice Shortage

Tindahan Natin operators here requested the National Food Authority (NFA) to add 20 more sacks of rice to their weekly supply, to make it 50 sacks for retail.

      Tindahan Natin is a program of the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

      Under the program, store owners can avail of loan worth P20,000 of NFA rice payable in one year.

      Being a first-class municipality, Talibon is given a slot of only three Tindahan Natin operators.

      Among them are are Eleuteria PaƱares of Bagacay, Rosalinda Cabanes of Suba and Cipriana Padin of Cataban.

      According to the Tindahan Nation operators, the present supply of 30 bags weekly is not enough to meet the requirement of the barangayfolks in this town.

      The operators channeled their request through DSWD Regional Director Teodulo Romo Jr. to arrange with the NFA-Bohol Provincial Manager Clyde Omictin to add 20 more bags to their weekly supply.

      Through the Tindahan Natin, constituents can avail of cheaper rice.

      Meanwhile, to strengthen their organization, Tindahan Natin Operators here agreed to hold quarterly meetings with their officers and yearly meeting of all TNOs in the district.