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,…
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Senator Cynthia Villar is not excited about donning her robe as senator-judge in the event the House of Representatives (HoR) impeaches Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
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).
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…
Evasco frustrated with 12 agencies under his watch: Only 40% of budget used as execs fear corruption…
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr on Friday urged officials of the 12 agencies under the Office of the Cabinet Secretary to step up and reach out to the people especially in rural areas.
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.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday (April 26) urged members of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet to refrain from bickering in public while the ASEAN Summit is ongoing.
Having the government call the shots when it comes to importing rice is "anti-poor" and "self-destructive," said former socioeconomic planning secretary Cielito Habito.
Collection of irrigation service fees (ISF) to farmers should be stopped given that a P2 billion subsidy to cover for such fees had been provided for already in this year’s budget of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Sen. Win…
A protege of Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco has denied allegations by National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino that she was in cahoots with notorious big-time rice trader Jomerito “Jojo” Soliman in creating a rice cartel in the…
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Office of the Cabinet Secretary Undersecretary Maia Chiara Halmen Valdez was fired because she defied National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino's order to stop the rice importation scheme.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said he won’t allow himself to be dragged into a petty quarrel with other officials of the Duterte administration concocted by a “dismissed Malacanang Undersecretary.”
Malacañang tells fired Evasco protègè to shut up, stop sowing malicious intrigues between Duterte’s…
Malacanang has put its foot down on the “malicious intrigues” being sowed by a dismissed protege of Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco.
Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol took exception to a “dismissed Malacanang Undersecretary’s” claim that he was was meddling into the affairs of the National Food Authority Council especially on the issue of whether to import rice or not…
Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol has advised President Rodrigo Duterte to reject the separate proposals of Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco and National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino to import rice in the middle of this year's…
Maia Chiara Halmen Valdez, who was fired by President Rodrigo Duterte as an executive of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, is distancing herself from Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that he personally sought out former Major Jason Aquino to head the National Food Authority (NFA) to insulate the rice import monopoly from corruption.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Friday (Mar. 24) said the latest case of corruption now causing a “rift” among members of the executive branch is something that cannot be tossed to the Liberal Party (LP).
As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate, President Rodrigo Duterte has given his loyal and trusted friend and campaign manager another government