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Ex-solon, DAR execs face charges over fertilizer scam

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges against former Marinduque Representative Edmundo Reyes and officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in connection with the fertilizer fund scam.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman dismisses 3 Iriga officials for fertilizer overprice


The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of three officials of Iriga City in Camarines Sur province after finding them liable for the purchase of fertilizers at a price of at least 3,000 percent more than the actual cost in 2004.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Poe urges price freeze on garlic

Sen. Grace Poe: Don’t read too much. Senator Grace Poe.  FILE PHOTO/PRIB

Senator Grace Poe is urging the government to immediately impose a price freeze on garlic after its price shot up to P280 million per kilo.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P2 rice price hike temporary—Palace

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Malacañang on Sunday assured the public that the increase in rice prices is only temporary.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t bolsters cloud seeding in anticipation of El Niño


The lack of rain and heat that summer brings not only affect people, but also farms and watersheds vital to human survival.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »