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Kadiwa stores in NCR sell rice at P29/kilo

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is selling rice at P29 per kilo in five Kadiwa stores in Metro Manila, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) announced Sunday.

These Kadiwa stores are ADC Building of the Department of Agriculture - Central Office in Quezon City; Kadiwa Center inside the Bureau of Plant Industry in Malate, Manila; Kadiwa Store along Llano Road in Barangay 167, Caloocan City; Kadiwa Store in AMVA Housing, La Mesa Street in Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City; and Kadiwa Center in PhilFIDA Compound, Talon Dos, Las Piñas City.

In a statement of PCO, DA said each household may buy a maximum of 5 kilos of rice depending on its availability. Other commodities such as fish, eggs, onions, garlic, vegetables and fruits are also available in Kadiwa stores.

“The sale of rice at P29 per kilo will continue as the government projects to produce more than 100 million kilos of rice by August this year through contract farming agreement with Farmers' Cooperatives Associations,” DA said.

The Kadiwa Program is a flagship program of the Marcos Administration, which allows local farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. It aims to help local farmers earn more and offer more affordable goods to consumers.—Celine Serquiña/RF, GMA Integrated News