By Christine O. Avendaño
, TJ Burgonio
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.”
By Erika Sauler
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.
By Cai Panlilio
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.
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.
By Christian V. Esguerra
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.