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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: googlenews googlenewsApr 16th, 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 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:  googlenewsRelated NewsMar 6th, 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

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The House majority bloc retains Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. President Duterte does not think much about the controversy sparked by the lewd federalism jingle posted by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Government rice imports in June fail to bring down rice prices. A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 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

'Poor card' used on Duterte to muddle rice importation issue - Rappler

'Poor card' used on Duterte to muddle rice importation issue - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

Philippines seeking 203,000 tonnes of rice from state sellers

HAMBURG — The Philippines‘ National Food Authority has issued a new international tender to state-owned agencies only to purchase up to 203,000 tonnes of rice, European traders said on Thursday. The rice is sought for December arrival. The new tender continues a recent surge in rice purchasing by the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte on Oct. 9 scrapped 20-year-old […] The post Philippines seeking 203,000 tonnes of rice from state sellers appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Hontiveros bares ‘tara system’ in NFA

By Camille A. Aguinaldo, Reporter Senator Risa N. Hontiveros-Baraquel on Monday revealed the tara system within the National Food Authority (NFA) involving the grains agency’s administrator Jason Laureano Y. Aquino and other private rice traders and importers. In a privileged speech, Ms. Baraquel, citing her sources, said Mr. Aquino was allegedly being paid tara or grease […] The post Hontiveros bares ‘tara system’ in NFA appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

No pork in 2019 budget, Roxas on rice crisis, Trump on China | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the proposed P3.76-trillion budget for 2019 does not contain pork barrel funds. Former senator and interior secretary Mar Roxas addresses President Rodrigo Duterte in a rare political post on Tuesday. In a combative series of tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump accuses China of trying to influence the midterm elections. {module ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 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

Replacing NFA s Jason Aquino not enough, say senators

MANILA, Philippines – While some senators welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that he is looking for a new person to replace Jason Aquino as head of the National Food Authority (NFA), they said this is only the first step to address the country's rice woes. "While ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Duterte looking for new NFA head to replace Jason Aquino

National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino had requested to be relieved from his post amid the country’s rice woes, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Insufficient water stunting agricultural growth – DA chief

Rice supply in the country is ample, beefed up by imports, according to presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. But water supply is insufficient, impeding the growth of the agriculture sector, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol said on Monday. Roque reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that there might be rice traders manipulating the supply by hoarding rice to create an artificial shortage. "The President has said we have ample supply. The problem is those taking advantage by hiding these supplies. The President promised that we will make an example out of them," Roque said. He pointed out that the government had authorized the importation of rice from other ...Keep on reading: Insufficient water stunting agricultural growth – DA chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Rice hoarders, Israeli lawmaker on Duterte, Robredo on rape | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says his department is offering a reward of up to P250,000 to individuals who will ‘report a hoarder.’ An Israeli lawmaker says his countrymen may just have to take an anti-nausea pill to get through Duterte's 4-day visit. Vice President Leni Robredo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

PRRD Warns Using Emergency Powers Vs. Rice Hoarders

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday warned rice hoarders not to test his patience saying he would not hesitate to exercise his emergency powers against them amid the country’s rice woes. “Now, I’m just warning the traders, lalo na ang tiyan ng Pilipino (especially if it concerns the stomachs of Filipinos), do not force me to resort […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Duterte warns rice traders vs artificial scheme

Duterte warns rice traders vs artificial scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte warns of raids on rice warehouses Philippines edging toward food crisis – senators

President Duterte yesterday warned rice traders he would not hesitate to order military and police raids on warehouses as part of emergency measures to address any rice shortage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte warns of raids on rice warehouses Philippines edging toward food crisis – senators

President Duterte yesterday warned rice traders he would not hesitate to order military and police raids on warehouses as part of emergency measures to address any rice shortage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte won t fire Piñol, NFA s Aquino over rice crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol , National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino , and other NFA officials over the rice crisis that has led to a surge in prices of the staple. Instead of firing his people, Duterte said there ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Rice trader gets earful from DU30

TRUE to his stance against abusive rice traders, President Rodrigo Duterte chastised an importer for hoarding imported rice. This was disclosed by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III who said that he was with Duterte in a meeting when the President called and berated the businessman on the telephone. “Nakaharap….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018