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ERC slammed for not imposing sanctions in power pricing fiasco


Militant lawmakers slammed the Energy Regulatory Commissions’ order for a re-computation of power rate hikes imposed last December and January, saying the regulatory body should have also applied sanctions on whoever jacked up the rates beyond justifiable levels.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group seeks TRO vs power generation firms

Bayan Muna representative Neri Colmenares. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Militant group Bayan Muna will file a petition before the Supreme Court on Monday to stop power producers from collecting generation charges from the Manila Electric Company (Meralco).

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 supermarkets naughty, 6 nice, DTI price watch shows

Four major supermarkets in the cities of Pasig, Mandaluyong and Makati were found selling Noche Buena items at prices higher than the suggested retail price (SRP) issued by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rice prices drop slightly, says Alcala

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said prices of commercial rice have slightly gone down in the last two weeks after farmers in rice-producing provinces started harvesting their crops.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Import surveyors urged to test China rice shipments for cadmium

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Import surveyors have been advised to enable themselves to test rice shipments from China for excessive levels of the poisonous chemical cadmium and bar the entry of these cargoes if found positive, according to the National Food Authority.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fake branded cigarettes, food items from China seized

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon (left), BOC Intelligence Group chief Danny Lim and intellectual property rights lawyer Zsae de Guzman on Tuesday show samples of fake branded cigarettes seized at a Manila warehouse. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized fresh shipments of counterfeit cigarettes and assorted food items from China, bringing to over P92 million the value of similar items confiscated over the past two weeks.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Prices of basic goods spike in Tawi-Tawi amid Sabah conflict

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As the tension between Malaysian authorities and armed followers of the Sultanate of Sulu holed up in Sabah continues, goods coming to and from Malaysia have been constricted, forcing traders here to jack up their prices.

Posted: March 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Powerful Cyclone Rusty nears Australia


Australian authorities urged the evacuation of parts of the resource-rich northwest Tuesday as a powerful cyclone whipped up huge seas, while a man died in heavy flooding in the northeast.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NFA boss blames some farmers’ cooperatives for rice smuggling

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A return to the government’s monopoly in rice importation could be the key to unlocking the problem of rice smuggling in the Philippines, according to National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippines has enough food for Christmas—agriculture secretary


The country has enough supply of pork, chicken, and rice for the holiday season, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Friday.

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Record rice, corn harvests in first six months

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Palay (unmilled rice) and corn harvests hit record highs in the first semester of 2011 on the back of improved irrigation and a rainy summer, the Department of Agriculture said Wednesday.

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Malaysia in need of 40,000 plantation workers


COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Malaysia needs some 40,000 workers for its rubber and oil palm plantations, an urgent employment need that authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao are working hard to fill to help cushion the impact of the Philippines’ unemployment problem. Myra Alih, ARMM labor secretary, has been tasked to study the Malaysian offer [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

990AM: Vegetable prices up due to typhoons, DA chief says


Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala tells Radyo Inquirer 990AM that vegetable prices were up due to the typhoons that hit the country over the past weeks. MANILA, Philippines—Prices of vegetables soared because of the typhoons that struck the country over the past weeks, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala told 990AM in an interview Tuesday. “Prices of vegetables [...]

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »



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