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NBI rice probe goes beyond ‘David Tan’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said that the National Bureau of Investigation was expanding its investigation of rice smuggling “beyond the case of David Bangayan aka David Tan.”

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

P1.2-B rice shipment seized in Cebu

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

Amid calls for his head for allegedly failing to stop smuggling, Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon on Friday disclosed that the Bureau of Customs had foiled an attempt to smuggle into the country rice worth P1.2 billion through the Port of Cebu.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

5,000 bags of Vietnam rice seized in CDO

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According to Customs Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim, the shipment was not covered by any documents or permits from the National Food Authority (NFA).. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Customs authorities, led by Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim, on Monday seized 5,000 bags of rice worth P9 million at the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, that Lim said were smuggled in from Vietnam.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Probe of dummy rice firms sought

Senate agriculture committee chairman Senator Francis Pangilinan

The Senate committee on agriculture has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to look into the proliferation of dummy firms that reportedly conduct business with the National Food Authority to corner rice importation permits.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Solons grill Subic chief on rice smuggling

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The Bureau of Customs formally seized the shipment of smuggled Indian rice.  FILE PHOTO

Officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on Tuesday faced a hostile House committee over their apparent failure to sanction a local consignee implicated in the smuggling of nearly P500-million worth of Indian rice last April.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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