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Customs sells P161.35M worth of smuggled rice


The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday reported that it generated P161.35 million from the sale of 109,500 sacks of allegedly smuggled rice last Tuesday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rice prices seen lower by P4 per kg

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Prices of rice are expected to fall by P4 per kilogram as a result of good harvest, but a militant farmers’ organization said farmers are likely to bear the brunt again of the importation of an additional 1.7 million metric tons of the staple.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Purisima admits media tour of Ecija home hurts but is necessary

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Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima admitted he was “hurt” by the media tour at his controversial house in Nueva Ecija town.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP chief stays away from wealth probe, goes to Cebu to distribute rice to poor

PNP Chief Alan Purisima. FILE PHOTO

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima has been staying in this city, hundreds of miles away from Manila, where he has been subjected to intense scrutiny over his wealth, to attend a series of activities and even give aid to people in need.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »