PCAF conducted the third leg of its cluster-wide consultation on rice QR on October 5, 2016 at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City to discuss the impending expiration of the waiver on the special treatment on rice in 2017. The consultation primarily aims to present the policy options that the government may take and talk about the possible consequences that may arise from the choices. The undertaking was attended by rice industry stakeholders from Antique, Iloilo, Leyte, and Negros Occidental. The participants were grouped according to their respective provinces and discussed their positions either for QR extension or tariffication. After the panel discussion, the participants from Antique, Iloilo and Leyte moved to extend the waiver for QR while attendees from Negros Occidental chose to tariffy. Photo shows each member of the group exchange ideas and suggestions as they determine their stand on the expiration of rice QR next year.