MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Feb. 3 (PIA) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) has relaxed its policies to entice sari-sari stores especially in the mountain barangays to consider selling NFA rice.

  An interested store owner simply have to pay a registration license of P 330, and he or she can buy a minimum of one sack NFA rice provided this will be retailed at P 27 or P 32 per kilo.   This was announced by Lorna Ordiz, NFA-So. Leyte provincial manager, during the dydmkapihansaPIAlive last week.   Ordiz encouraged retailers to make use of this opportunity, saying she did not know when this open accreditation would be lifted.   But there is no deadline yet for now on this one, she added.   Elisa Almacin, NFA information officer, said convenience stores with a capitalization of P 25,000 can purchase a maximum of 20 bags at the NFA, after having complied with the proper accreditation process.   Meanwhile, Ordiz said the new NFA Administrator now is a Maasinhon in the person of Jason Aquino, a resident of barangay Mambajao.   Aquino, who assumed office last month, had visited the city but it was more of a personal visit, even as NFA personnel accorded him warm welcome, Ordiz informed. (ajc/mmp/PIA8-Southern Leyte)