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SC refuses to release almost 300,000 bags of rice

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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’

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

Seized rice eyed for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon ordered the release of 90 containers of smuggled rice seized earlier at the Subic Freeport in Zambales to help the government’s relief efforts for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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CAN a department head occupy two positions at the same time?

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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