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Tanchanco, former NFA head; 83

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JESUS Tanchanco Sr., the first administrator of the National Food Authority, died on Monday afternoon. He was 83.   Tanchanco founded the NFA during the Marcos regime and served as its administrator from 1972 to 1986.   In a statement, the NFA said its former administrator succumbed to cardiac arrest on April 14 at the [...]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NFA admits issuing rice import permit to errant coop

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National Food Authority officials on Monday admitted issuing a farmers’ cooperative a permit to import rice in 2013 even after it had skirted guidelines.

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

200,000 MT of rice entered in PH in 2013 sans import permit – BOC chief

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Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla: Good news. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A total of 200,000 metric tons of rice entered various ports of the country in 2013 without the required import permit from the National Food Authority (NFA), Bureau of Customs Commissioner John Sevilla said Thursday.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why was Banayo not invited to Senate probe?

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David Bangayan, who is believed to be David Tan, a suspected rice smuggler, told the Senate that rice import permits were being sold.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

NFA chief claims he doesn’t know David Tan

David Tan. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The National Food Authority (NFA) administrator told the House committee panel Tuesday that he does not know the alleged rice smuggler David Tan.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NFA doubles rice allocation in Metro Manila markets

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The National Food Authority (NFA) has increased their allocation for accredited outlets in a bid to infuse the market with affordable rice.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

NFA exec fails to provide figures on alleged overpriced rice imports

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An official of the National Food Authority (NFA) seemed unprepared during a hearing conducted Monday by the House of Representatives on the alleged overpricing of rice importations.

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

Rice imports overprice reached P825 million — NBI, BOC

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The government’s rice imports from Vietnam in 2013—which totaled 705,700 metric tons or around 14.1 million bags of 50-kilogram long grain white rice—were allegedly overpriced by as much as $18.8 million (around P825.4 million), according to National Food Authority and Bureau of Customs insiders.

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

Rice scandal probers should call ex-NFA chief

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Whether or not David Bangayan is the country’s alleged rice smuggling kingpin David Tan is no longer an issue; the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has clearly stated that Bangayan and Tan are one and the same person.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

NFA rice unloaded

Some 21,500 bags of NFA (National Food Authority) rice intended for typhoon survivors in Leyte province were finally unloaded on Sunday from a cargo ship stalled for two weeks by bad weather at the Catbalogan port in Samar province, according to an NFA official.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Smuggling probe to resume amid debate on free trade

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When the Senate resumes its investigation into reports of rice smuggling on Wednesday, the spotlight is expected to be on a businessman who has been tagged as the David Tan behind the smuggling of rice into the country.

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

Why single out David Tan?

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Davidson Bangayan, who is said to be also David Tan, an alleged kingpin of rice smuggling, showed up at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

QC measure lets mayor ink deal with NFA

A Quezon City councilor has pushed for an ordinance that would authorize Mayor Herbert Bautista to obtain rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) on credit for relief operations whenever a state of calamity is declared in the city.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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