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Committee/Sub-Committee Agriculture and Food joint with Ways and Means; and Finance 9:00 A.M., TUESD

P.S. Res. No. 608 - Status of the National Food Authority in Ensuring the Stability of Supply and Price of Rice P.S. Res. No. 623 - Mafia/Syndicate in Government Rice Procurement and Importation Program and a ‘Rice Cartel’ P.S. Res. No. 629 - Shortage of the National Food Authority’s Rice Buffer Stock P.S. Res. No. 637 - Implementation of the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (ACEF) P.S. Res. No. 639 – Alleged Irregularities in the Distribution of Rice by the National Food Authority

Taking into consideration: S. No. 1476 - Amending R.A. 8178 (Agricultural Tariffication Act) S. No. 53 - Strategic Food Security Rice Reserve Act S. No. 834 - National Grains Authority Act P.S. Res. Nos. 143 and 146 - Quantitative Import Restrictions on Rice P.S. Res. No. 380 - Presence of Imported Rice at the Various Ports in the Country

Senators Villar, Poe, Binay, Hontiveros, Ejercito, Pangilinan and Aquino.

NFA Administrator Jayson Aquino and Mayor Alegado a rice retailer from Cebu

and Mr. Robert Hernandez Representing ANIB and Mr. Orlando Manuntag, Representing GRECON

Secretary Manny Piñol and Usec Ariel Cayanan

ASec of the NEDA Mercedita Sombilla

Engr. Rosendo So of Samahang Industria ng Agricultura and Atty. Jovy Bernabe of Philippine Crop Insurance

Senators Ralph Recto and Sherwin Gatchalian

Former DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano, Herculano Co and Atty. Inciong of SINAG

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