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Duterte doesn& apos;t want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply - Rappler

Duterte doesn't want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsMar 6th, 2018

Duterte doesn t want NFA chief Jason Aquino speaking on rice supply

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte wants only the National Food Authoriy (NFA) Council to make announcements about rice supply in the country. This was among the major decisions made during the Cabinet meeting on Monday, March 5, Malacañang announced on Tuesday, March 6. "The President said that, henceforth, all information ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

NFA s Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – In a confidential memorandum to President Rodrigo Duterte, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr accused National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino of diverting NFA rice meant for typhoon-prone Eastern Visayas to select Bulacan rice traders. The memorandum obtained by Rappler was supposed to have been given to Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte defends NFA chief Jason Aquino: & apos;I trust him& apos; - Rappler

Duterte defends NFA chief Jason Aquino: 'I trust him' - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Palace wants National Food Authority Council to speak solely on rice

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has barred National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino from speaking about the Philippines’ rice supply,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Senate blue ribbon committee eyes probe of ‘tara’ system in NFA

The Senate blue ribbon committee is inclined to investigate allegations of a "tara" (payola) system in the National Food Authority (NFA) and a supposed scheme to favor private traders as claimed by Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Tuesday. Gordon, the committee chair, said the panel would "most probably" look into the allegations. Sen. Cynthia Villar, the Senate agriculture committee chair, said those accusing NFA Administrator Jason Aquino should file cases against him. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier agreed to let go of Aquino amid NFA rice supply problems, which pushed up prices of the staple. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque wants Aquino to be ...Keep on reading: Senate blue ribbon committee eyes probe of ‘tara’ system in NFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

NFA administrator out Duterte asks Congress: Abolish NFA Council

With the country’s rice supply still dwindling, President Duterte is now in search of a new head for the state-run National Food Authority after his appointee Jason Aquino requested to be relieved......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

NFA chief accused of diverting P5.1-billion fund

The president of the Samahan ng Industriyang Agrikultura filed graft charges yesterday against National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino and another official for allegedly diverting the agency’s P5.1-billion fund intended to stabilize price and supply of rice and corn......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Rody OKs rice imports to augment NFA buffer

By Ted Tuvera and Angie M. Rosales President Duterte has allowed the National Food Authority (NFA) to import 250,000 metric tons of rice amid reports of a shortage in government stock of the staple grain.Inter-agency NFA Council chairman Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco said Mr. Duterte has allowed the importation aside from an expected shipment of 325,000 MT of rice in February.“We have no option but to follow the President to activate the 250,000 MT on standby that will be on top of the 325,000 MT that will arrive anytime this month,” Evasco said.It turns out, however, that Presidential spokesman Harry Roque missed the President’s instruction to Evasco.Talking to reporters at Palace briefing, Roque said there is no need to import rice yet. “The point is, there’s already rice on its way, no need to authorize the standby order of 250,000 MT because there’s more than enough rice on its way to beef up the NFA stock,” Roque said. Claiming that there is no rice shortage, NFA administrator Jason Aquino said he plans to import rice to replenish the buffer stock.Notably, Evasco and Aquino had been at odds with each other on what mode of rice importation should be done.Evasco cited elements inside the NFA that manipulate importation processes to make money from it.Roque said that Evasco has nonetheless the trust of Mr. Duterte.“If he [Evasco] sees that there are rumblings because somebody wants to make money, so be it, but I’m happy that Secretary Evasco is on top of the situation,” Roque said. “He enjoys full trust and confidence of the President, that’s why until now the President has not commented on this issue because he trusts that Secretary Evasco will do what is best,” he added.Binay: ‘Get your acts together’Sen. Nancy Binay, however, urged agriculture officials to get their acts together on the reported shortage in rice supply of the NFA.Binay took note of the conflicting claims of NFA and Department of Agriculture (DA) officials on the status of NFA rice supply in the market.“My call is for them to hopefully talk. They should stop talking behind the back or blaming each other. It’s high time that they talk and settle the forecasting on the country’s rice stock,” she said.“I hope that DA (Department of Agriculture) Secretary (Manny) Piñol, the NFA Council, and the NFA leadership would sit down and discuss this matter. They should give priority to the need of the nation more than the internal issues among the different agencies,” Binay said.NFA spokesman Rebecca Olarte, last week, said that NFA-accredited rice retailers will not be able to sell NFA rice for the time being and confirmed that it has decided to temporarily discontinue issuing NFA rice to accredited retailers due to low supply.Piñol and Evasco belied the rice shortage, insisting that there is no shortfall on the rice supply in the country and they even said that there are enough stocks for consumption for the next 96 days.“My only concern is that we do not need to reach the stage when the poor can’t buy NFA rice. I guess it is a wakeup call for everybody,” said Binay.The senator herself attested the apparent lack in supply of NFA rice as she tried to purchase some for distribution as relief goods and was told that the price increased from P1,400 to P1,600 per sack.Binay supported the move taken by Sen. Cynthia Villar in conducting an investigation on whether there’s “artificial” rice supply shortage to effect an increase in the price of NFA rice in the market.Meanwhile, the government is expecting palay or paddy rice harvest of 3 million metric tons in the first quarter, which will augment the 2.8 million metric ton surplus from 2017, Agriculture Secretary Emanuel Piñol told DZMM.Piñol said there was no shortage in subsidized rice sold by the NFA, adding raising prices due to an alleged lack in supply amounted to “daylight robbery. Jason Faustino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

NFA& apos;s Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte - Rappler

NFA's Aquino diverted E. Visayas rice to Bulacan rice traders – memo to Duterte - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Rappler source confirms Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on leave earlier than scheduled.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  says he will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte a United Nations special rapporteur who can be allowed to probe the killings in the administration's war on drugs.  Senators and the National Food Authority Council ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

NFA supply seen to last by May

    The state-run grains agency's rice supply is bound to be consumed by May, according to its administrator. National Food Authority (NFA) chief Jason Aquino said during the House Committee on Food and Agriculture's hearing on the rice shortage, that the agency's rice supply is on the brink of being used upin three months. "By May, wala ng bigas ang NFA, at darating ang shipment by June," Aquino said as he showed data on the status of NFA's rice supply. The NFA policymaking council recently approved the agency's request for additional rice import of 250,000 metric tons of rice, which is expected to arrive by June. This means no subsidized rice would be av...Keep on reading: NFA supply seen to last by May.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Lacson also files complaint vs NFA's Jason Aquino over rice smuggling - Rappler

Lacson also files complaint vs NFA's Jason Aquino over rice smuggling - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

Sal Panelo, Filipino words in Oxford dictionary, nuisance candidates | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo will replace Harry Roque in formally speaking for President Rodrigo Duterte. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will gun for no less than the House Speakership if he wins as Taguig City representative. More Filipino words are now in the Oxford English ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Roque wants graft filed vs ex-NFA chief

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday he is ready to file graft charges against former National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino, who has been blamed for higher rice prices......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Duterte offers NFA post to Army chief Bautista

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte wants Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista to replace National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino. Duterte offered the post to Bautista during the Cabinet meeting on the effects of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) held at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Duterte wants Army chief Bautista to head NFA

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday offered Maj. Gen. Rolando Joselito D. Bautista, retiring Commanding General of the Philippine Army, to take over the position of outgoing National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino. “Mabait ‘yan, si Rolly (is good). In the meantime na hindi kita mailagay sa… link: Duterte wants Army chief Bautista to head NFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

NFA chief Jason Aquino still liable for rice woes — Palace

Despite his “request” to be relieved from his post, outgoing National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino could still be held liable if proven that he was involved in any wrongdoing while in government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

NFA chief should not be allowed to quit but fired and charged – Pangilinan

  National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino must not just be allowed to resign, he should face graft charges as well for the incompetence and corruption that had led to the scarcity of affordable rice in the country, Sen. Francis Pangilinan said on Wednesday.   Pangilinan said in a television interview that Aquino should have been fired and not just allowed to step down.   "He should have been fired rather than him asking to be relieved. Charges have to be filed against him. He has to explain why the buffer stock, which is mandated by law to be 30 days during the lean months, is now down to two days," the opposition senator said.  ...Keep on reading: NFA chief should not be allowed to quit but fired and charged – Pangilinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

NFA chief Jason Aquino still liable for rice woes — Palace - Philippine Star

NFA chief Jason Aquino still liable for rice woes — Palace - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Pangilinan wants to file charges vs NFA chief

With the recent rice price hikes, Sen. Francis Pangilinan on Tuesday said he wants to file charges against National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino and not just to reappoint him to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018