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Philippines Will No Longer Import Rice This Year, Alcala Says

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines will no longer import rice this year even after recent typhoons that damaged crops, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in Manila today, after a meeting of the National Food Authority council.

The import plan for next year will be discussed in November once an audit of the damaged crops and likely harvest for the remainder of 2011 have been completed, Alcala said.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Cecilia Yap at cyap19@bloomberg.net


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