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[LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 165, (1974-02-20)](
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[ LETTER OF INSTRUCTIONS NO. 165, February 20, 1974 ]

TO: 1. The Secretary
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Quezon City
  2. The Administrator
National Grains Authority
Quezon City
  3. The Secretary
Department of National Defense

In view of the accruing corn harvests and the need to support farm prices at a level that will enable farmers to make a profit and repay their obligations, as well as to effectively cope with the rising costs of fertilizer and other prime commodities, you are hereby directed to increase the support price for corn grains from P.5O/kilo or P25.00/50 kilo cavan to P.62/kilo or P31.00/cavan ex-farm.

Corollary to  the  above,  you   are  further  directed to impose the following ceiling for prices of corn grits and corn by-products as follows:

Corn grits at P1.45 per kilo
Tiktik (Mesh No. 22) at P0.70 per kilo
Tahop (Corn Bran) at P.-15 per kilo
White corn grain at P.80 per kilo

The Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Administrator of the National Grains Authority are hereby further directed to ensure that the procurement mechanism implements these new support prices to the farmers.

The military is likewise, enjoined to assist the above-mentioned offices, whenever called upon, to implement this directive.

Done in the City of Manila, this 20th day of February, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-four

Republic of the Philippine