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Philippines May Import About 500,000 Tons Rice 2012, Alcala Says

October 27, 2011

Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines may import “close to” 500,000 tons of rice next year, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told reporters in Manila today.

The Southeast Asian may buy rice from Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, Alcala said.

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