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NBI rice probe goes beyond ‘David Tan’

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima: Probe beyong ‘David Tan’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

6 charged in Subic rice smuggle try

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Ruffy Biazon, Customs, Fake Chinese Beer

The Bureau of Customs on Thursday charged before the Department of Justice five officers of an importing firm and their broker for the allegedly attempting to smuggle into the Subic Freeport Zone 20,000 bags of rice from Vietnam worth about P30 million.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Gov’t seizes P200-M rice shipment from Vietnam

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THE RICE CONSPIRACY. This photo of the Vietnamese vessel Minh Tuan 68 at the Legazpi anchorage area on Friday was supplied by the Coast Guard-Bicol district. About six weeks ago, smuggled rice from India was also seized.

Less than two months after the seizure of an allegedly smuggled P430-million worth of Indian rice, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) seized and detained on Friday a Vietnamese vessel carrying P200 million worth of undocumented rice imports. The shipment arrived in Legazpi, Albay, two weeks ago.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NFA permits used to smuggle rice, Senate finds

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.  FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has expressed concern over the unscrupulous use of the National Food Authority’s (NFA) import permits to provide legal cover for smuggled rice that find their way to the country’s ports.

Posted: September 13th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senate jails suspected rice smuggler

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Senate agriculture committee chairman Senator Francis Pangilinan

The Senate on Wednesday detained the president of a grains traders federation after the committee on agriculture cited him for contempt for “lying” during the panel’s inquiry into the alleged smuggling of P450-million worth of rice from India.

Posted: September 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Senators don’t believe own witnesses in Subic rice smuggling probe

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

Senators agreed Tuesday night to cite in contempt two witnesses in their investigation of the alleged rice smuggling at Subic Freeport.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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