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Erwin Tulfo says he didn’t know Nabcor ads were paid with PDAF

TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo, who found himself ensnared in the pork barrel scam, said he didn’t know he was dealing with pork barrel funds when he struck an advertisement deal with the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the state-owned National Agribusiness Corp (Nabcor).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo sues Inquirer for libel

TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

TV5 News anchor Erwin Tulfo on Monday filed a libel case in the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office against the Philippine Daily Inquirer, seeking P12 million in damages for reporting that he allegedly benefited from the diversion of congressional pork barrel funds, through a state agency, to dubious nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino defends Alcala

President Aquino and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala FILE PHOTO/MALACAÑANG

Despite everything that has been hurled against Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, President Benigno Aquino III thinks he is doing a good job as head of the Department of Agriculture.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court stops release of illegally imported rice

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court stopped the implementation of the Manila Regional Trial Court’s order allowing the release of 189,540 bags of rice that arrived last year in Manila port without the proper documents.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ chief admits letter on WTO effects of PH rice import policy


Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has admitted writing the 12-page document that thumbed down the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) position on the expired “special privilege” granted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that allowed the Philippines to restrict rice imports.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agri dept. woman killed during QC jeepney ride

A woman working for the Department of Agriculture (DA) was shot dead by her copassenger in a public jeepney bound for Rodriguez (formerly Montalban), Rizal, on Tuesday night.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Agriculture department employee killed in jeepney by only other passenger


A female employee of the Department of Agriculture was shot dead in Quezon City Tuesday evening by the only other passenger left in a jeepney bound for Montalban, Rizal, police said.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

50 hectares set aside for fuel wood propagation in Compostela Valley

Environment team of City Environment and Management Office (CEMO) and the Ecoweb Foundation Inc., in Iligan City  start its retrieval and clearing operations   of logs and debris   that drifted into coastal areas at the height of tropical storm "Sendong" December 17. The cut lumbers will be utilized to rebuild the houses for the affected families who became homeless. Richel V. Umel Inquirer Mindanao

In order to curb the wanton cutting of trees for charcoal in farming communities in Compostela Valley, some 50 hectares of public lands would be developed for the propagation of fuel wood, officials said.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Alcala mum, to await ‘official copies’ of plunder charges

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala  FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said he would remain silent on the latest plunder charges that were filed against him at the Office of the Ombudsman until he receives the “official” papers.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Quezon Mafia’ performers in DA—Alcala

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala lashed back at accusations of an alleged “Quezon Mafia” that is currently controlling the activities of the department.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘David Tan’ shows up at NBI

Davidson Bangayan (in photo) aka David Tan  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A 33-year-old high school dropout surfaced on Tuesday to deny he was David Tan, but Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said he definitely looked like the wily kingpin behind a multibillion-peso rice smuggling syndicate that had eluded investigators for over a year.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Alcala glad ‘David Tan’ has surfaced to answer rice smuggling raps

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala called it a “blessing” that the suspected rice smuggler known by the name of David Tan has finally surfaced. “It’s a blessing that what we have been saying all along about a ‘David Tan’ controlling rice smuggling in the country is true,” said Alcala.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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