BALANGA CITY — National Food Authority (NFA) opened an outlet in barangay Bangkal in Abucay town to make its rice accessible to Aetas in the area.
“This is under our Tagpuan Day activity which is one of NFA’s distribution strategies intended for marginalized consumers in far-flung areas especially indigenous peoples to ensure that they can directly avail low-priced and good quality NFA rice at appointed day and time,” NFA Provincial Manager Adelaida Nuestro said.
“The accredited store is being managed by Zenaida Aquile who is a native of Magbikin tribe. NFA rice is sold here at P27/kilo,” Nuestro added.
About 1,000 Aeta families coming from various tribes reside in barangay Bangkal which is approximately 23 kilometers away from the town proper. (PIA 3)