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Monopoly, not smuggling, is rice trader’s charges

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Suspected rice smuggler David Bangayan, also known as David Tan, will not be charged with smuggling, but with monopoly of supply, it was learned Tuesday.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill defines smuggling as economic sabotage

The partylist group Abono has filed a bill to fight the smuggling of agricultural products, making the illegal activity a form of economic sabotage.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

De Lima appeals oil smuggling case ruling

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Motion for reconsideration. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

The government would seek reconsideration of the Court of Appeals’ decision dismissing the P6-billion smuggling charges filed against a Davao City-based oil firm, its president and customs broker, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Sunday.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘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 »

82, and counting, erring BOC men facing charges

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Eighty-two frontline personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) are facing administrative charges for alleged collusion with smugglers whose misdeclared and undervalued imports have cost the government billions of pesos in lost revenue, according to the Public Information and Assistance Division of the agency.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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