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Baligod-Luy separation a non-factor in PDAF trials—Palace

Benhur Luy, the principal whistle-blower in the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam, has dropped his chief counsel, Levito Baligod (inset), saying the lawyer had been very busy with other advocacies. FILE PHOTOS

A simple break-up won’t shatter the investigation. After Attorney Levito Baligod and Benhur Luy parted ways, Malacañang said that the break-up would not affect the case against Janet Lim-Napoles and the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam.

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

Palace using ‘hidden pork’ to fund Charter change, militant lawmaker says

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Still going up against the tide of the administration, a militant partylist representative said that Malacañang is using “hidden” Priority Development Assistance Fund to hasten the Charter change process.

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

Palace not surprised by charges vs Biazon

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The filing of graft, malversation and direct bribery charges in the Office of the Ombudsman against Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, an ally of President Benigno Aquino, came as no surprise to Malacañang.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bacolod bishop calls on faithful to join Oct. 14 rally vs ‘pork’

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra   PHOTO FROM www.cbcponline.net

Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra is calling on Catholics in the Diocese of Bacolod to join a rally at the Bacolod public plaza on Oct. 14 seeking the abolition of the pork barrel system.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pork in a time of cholera in Virac

JUST a day after tens of thousands of people rallied at Manila’s Rizal Park  to demand a stop to the pork barrel system, Rep. Pastor Alcover Jr.  of the Anad party-list group  plasters his face on a streamer announcing a training program for making “ube”  jam and banana chips in Virac town, Catanduanes province. FERNAN GIANAN/ INQUIRER  SOUTHERN LUZON

Just months after a province-wide cholera outbreak killed eight people in this capital town alone during the first half of last year, the arrival of P33.5 million in pork barrel from four party-list groups and a senator would have been welcome news for local officials.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Groups see no meat price hikes in DA order


Prices of pork and poultry will not go up in spite of a new Department of Agriculture (DA) order that seeks to curb the smuggling of meat by fly-by-night operators, two associations of local meat producers said on Saturday.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pork found in British prisons’ halal food

Olympic Park, London E20 2ST, UK

Britain’s Ministry of Justice suspended a supplier of halal meat to prisons on Friday after traces of pork were found inside meat pies and pasties.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hog raisers: Pork import, export data indicate signs of smuggling

Local hog raisers raised doubts over the entry of pork into the Philippines from Canada, saying figures tend to show technical smuggling of meat from the Northern American country.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Local pork traders seek TRO vs EO 5

A group of hog raisers is seeking a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court against the Department of Agriculture to stop it from enforcing Executive Order No. 5, which prohibits dealers from selling meat if the products are eight hours old after the animal is slaughtered.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Agri chief appeals to pork, poultry producers to hold off strike

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala appealed to local pork and poultry producers not to push through with their meat holiday as it could open the floodgates for imported meats.

Posted: May 9th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pork supply in Luzon drops after hog raisers’ protest

The supply of pork from newly slaughtered pigs in public markets on Saturday dropped by at least 60 percent after backyard hog raisers stopped selling their stocks to dramatize their protest against meat smuggling in the country.

Posted: April 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Philippines has enough food for Christmas—agriculture secretary


The country has enough supply of pork, chicken, and rice for the holiday season, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Friday.

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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