MANILA -- Malacanang will likely distribute the imported rice to poor families instead of leaving it in warehouses.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Thursday that the National Food Authority (NFA) is considering the proposal.

“Certainly, that is a good suggestion, but it has to be studied first,” Lacierda said in a press briefing.

He said NFA administrator Lito Banayo is currently assessing the condition of the rice stocks stored in NFA warehouses. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)