By Aries Joseph Hegina
President Benigno Aquino III has made this clear: He stands by his men. President Benigno Aquino III said Friday that he still trusts General Alan Purisima, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director, to lead the nation’s police force. The defense stemmed from calls for the ouster of Purisima over the alleged involvement of 10 policemen in the P2-million robbery-abduction incident on Edsa in Mandaluyong City last Sept.1.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
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.
By Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Considering the poor performance of the agriculture sector, who should go? Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala or Presidential Assistant for food security and agricultural modernization Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan?
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab
Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday denied having any rift with appointed food czar former Senator Francis Pangilinan, who was appointed by the President to clean up the graft-ridden agency.