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‘NFA gave legal cover to smugglers’

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Top officials of the National Food Authority including its former administrator Lito Banayo (inset) gave big-time smugglers legal cover in importing rice using farmers’ cooperatives as fronts, an investigation of rice smuggling in the country showed. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Top officials of the National Food Authority (NFA) gave big-time smugglers legal cover in importing rice using farmers’ cooperatives as fronts, an investigation of rice smuggling in the country showed.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pangilinan urged to firm up efforts to check smuggled rice

Former Sen. Francis Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

an umbrella group in the agriculture sector on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of former Sen. Francis Pangilinan as presidential assistant on food security and agriculture modernization, saying this should help firm up efforts to check rice smuggling.

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

Trader Bangayan sues industry exec for saying he’s ‘David Tan’

Davidson Bangayan. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Businessman Davidson Bangayan has filed grave slander and libel charges against Federation of Philippine Industries chair Jesus Arranza for tagging him as the “David Tan” who is the alleged “Goliath of rice smuggling” in the country.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

David Bangayan unaware of P100-M budget to kill rice smuggling issue

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Davidson Bangayan (in photo) aka David Tan  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

David Bangayan, also the alleged rice smuggler David Tan, denied any knowledge about the P100-million budget allegedly released to kill the rice smuggling issue in the Senate.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers’ ‘broker’ faces contempt over absence in Senate probe on rice smuggling

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A certain Elizabeth Faustino, an alleged broker or handler of farmers’ organizations and cooperatives, was cited in “conditional contempt” by the Senate committee on agriculture and food on Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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