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Duterte invites rice traders for coffee over unjust price hike

President Duterte is clearing his schedule for a coffee meeting with the country's big rice traders in Malacañang to appeal against rice hoarding and unjust increase of prices. Spilling the details of a closed-door meeting in Malacañang,…

Feed the hungry: Palace to give away smuggled rice

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said Wednesday he would suggest during the upcoming Cabinet meeting that smuggled rice be distributed to the poor, instead of giving it to the National Food Authority (NFA).

Labanan ang kartel! Piñol seeks price control on rice

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has proposed the imposition of a price ceiling on rice to protect consumers from the "daylight robbery" committed by the rice cartel. Piñol wrote on Facebook that greedy rice traders have taken advantage…

Pimentel: Extra P7B subsidy set for PH’s rice stockpile

The national government has set aside P7 billion of its P3.767-trillion budget for 2018 to enable the National Food Authority to procure more unhusked rice or palay directly from local farmers for stockpiling, a lawmaker said on Sunday.

Kiko Pangilinan relinquishes Palace job

He has made it official. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan has relinquished his post as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and has nothing but gratitude for the chance to serve the nation. Pangilinan, in an Instagram post on Wednesday,…

No BS: Kiko Pangilinan misses the real sh*t

After more than a year as Presidential Assistant on Food Security, former Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan is missing his old life in the farm. "It's been one year & 3 weeks now since I left the farm to rejoin govt. I miss farm life…