By Gabriel Cardinoza
A group of farmers and agriculture sector players said it would ask the Department of Agriculture to resort to cloud seeding over Agno River basin if water level at the reservoir of San Roque Dam in San Manuel town continued to drop in the next seven days.
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.
An umbrella agriculture industry group said the Supreme Court decision that stopped the enforcement of a local court’s order for the release of a shipment of smuggled rice here was a step in the right direction to curb the continued smuggling of rice.
By Germelina Lacorte
An agriculture industry group lauded the Supreme Court for stopping the Davao court injunction against the Bureau of Customs’ seizure of a rice shipment that did not have an import permit.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
A 33-year-old high school dropout surfaced on Tuesday to deny he was David Tan, but Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said he definitely looked like the wily kingpin behind a multibillion-peso rice smuggling syndicate that had eluded investigators for over a year.