From the wire service news resources of LexisNexis:

PH rice supply enough until Dec \x96 NFA

12:00 AM - SOURCED FROM CURRENT GLOBAL NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS Large stockpile, timely imports lower H1 prices RICE stockpiles in the Philippines exceed the requirement to carry the country through the so-called lean months, likely postponing the need to import more grains until the fourth quarter of the year, the National Food Authority (NFA) said on Wednesday. In a telephone interview, NFA spokesperson Angel Imperial said that there is no immediate need to import rice, adding that current procurement levels and stocks inventory is enough to last until December this year.