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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rice Shortage, Anyone?

All over the news and for a month now, rice shortage has always been a constant topic. These are coupled with photos of people lining up to buy rice. These photos and the news prints say that their is panic buying because of rice shortage.

Actually, there is no panic buying and there is no rice shortage. I can vouch that there is none in my place, none in the town where i am presently working and none in the towns i have been to recently. It is just the tri-media sensationalizing the issue. Where there are long queue of people, is where cheaper rice from the government are sold by store owners.

It can not even be said to be a long queue compared to the people lining up during lunchtime at jollibeee,mcdonalds,chowking and other reputable food stores. Media people should refrain from making it appear to the whole world that Philippines is in that bad state of condition.

2 comments:

JeFF & NoVa said...

do u believe in that? in our area? i dont think so, i dont hear people complainin about the rice shortage because we dont really seen it here.. siguro thats one of the advantage when your living in a bukid... hehehehe...

my sister told me about that increase of their rice in manila....

AiDiSan said...

I stopped listening to news because I got fed up hearing about rice crisis.

Our company is providing us 25 kilos of rice every month and yesterday they broke the news to the employees that our rice supplier is demanding an increase in the rice of price for obvious reason. We were given option to either receive cash amount equivalent to 25 kilos of rice OR continue to receive rice from our supplier however, there is no guarantee it will be the same quality and will be delivered on time. I chose the former.