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PH rice self-sufficiency goal pushed back 3 years

Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has pushed back its 2013 target to attain self-sufficiency in rice production by another two years, Francis Pangilinan, an adviser to President Aquino on food security said Tuesday.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NFA chief Arthur Juan quits amid extort raps

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National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Arthur Juan. FILE PHOTO

Hounded by allegations of extortion from a rice trader, National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Arthur Juan has irrevocably resigned from his post, Secretary Francis Pangilinan said on Friday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NFA chief Arthur Juan resigns amid extortion claims

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National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Arthur Juan. FILE PHOTO

Amid the P15-million extortion allegations, National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Arthur Juan filed an irrevocable resignation — not over the accusations but for health reasons.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NFA’s P1-B deal probed

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NFA workers unload tons of rice  imported from Vietnam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former National Food Authority Administrator (NFA) Orlan Calayag and his special assistant, Dennis Guerrero, have been placed under investigation for allegedly granting a P1.08-billion rice cargo-handling contract to a trucking company without a bidding being conducted, a violation of the antigraft law, according to Francis Pangilinan, the presidential adviser on food security.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

2 heads not good for agri sector–Drilon

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Two heads are not always better than one. Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday questioned the wisdom of having two men on top of agriculture in the government in the persons of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and Presidential Food Security Adviser Francis Pangilinan.

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

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