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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 »

P300M worth of smuggled rice up for auction


Two days after auctioning off P33 million worth of garlic smuggled from China, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) expects to raise some P300 million in additional government revenue with Friday’s scheduled public auction of some 200,000 50-kilogram bags of illegally imported rice at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC refuses to release almost 300,000 bags of rice


The Supreme Court has refused to release almost 300,000 bags of allegedly smuggled rice seized by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in separate areas around the country even if the goods are ‘perishable.’

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Rice smuggling costs PH P7B a year’


The Goliath of rice smuggling, “David Tan,” is costing the country at least P7 billion in foregone duties every year, and massive opportunity losses for Filipino farmers whose palay production are being shunned by rice millers who prefer to buy smuggled rice already packed in cavans, or 50-kilo sacks.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farmers want seized smuggled rice to be donated to ‘Yolanda’ victims now

For three consecutive days, TEAM ALBAY and Office of Civil Defense Bicol, is the only group that conducts search and retrieval operation for the victim of Supertyphoon "Yolanda." MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The leader of a farmers and irrigators’ coalition Sinag called on the government to donate all the smuggled rice to the Yolanda survivors amid reports that over 200,000 cavans of hot rice have again reached the Davao port.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »