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Low supply? hoarding? DA probes ‘garlic gold’

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Garlic is now retailed at more than P300 a kilo. Prices of ginger have also gone up, causing households to cut down on the use of these condiments. As for rice, it now costs P2 more a kilo.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Alcala faces fourth plunder raps over rice import ‘midnight’ deal

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala faces a fourth plunder charge before the Office of the Ombudsman, allegedly for his involvement in a purported overpriced rice importation deal from Vietnam.

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

DA intensifies aid to fishermen in ‘Yolanda’-devastated areas

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Seven months after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is continually providing material aid to fisherfolk in Eastern Visayas who bore the brunt of the tragedy.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pangilinan won’t condone Alcala if found guilty in pork barrel scam

Former Sen. Francis Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan in a television interview on Tuesday said he would suggest to President Benigno Aquino III to sack Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala if he would be found guilty of benefiting from the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DA chief Alcala: ‘I will not resign’

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Swamped with “nuisance suits”.  FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is confident that he still enjoys the trust of President Benigno Aquino III and that he will not resign amid allegations of corruption leveled against him.

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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