Tag: agri smuggling

Joel defends Toby on agri smuggling report: ‘Unfair ito sa kanya’

Senator Joel Villanueva on Tuesday defended Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco after the latter was included in the Senate committee of the whole’s report listing the alleged protectors of smugglers of agricultural products based on a report of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.

Go takes up cudgels for farmers amid rampant agri smuggling

Senator Bong Go renewed his appeal to the government to prioritize the welfare of small agricultural workers and stressed the need to eradicate smuggling of agricultural products into the country, which has been adversely affecting the livelihoods of Filipino farmers nationwide.