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Ahead of SONA, farmers demand Duterte action on coco levy vow

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Coconut farmers want President Rodrigo Duterte to use his 2nd State of the Nation Address to fulfill his campaign promise to them

Ahead of SONA, farmers demand Duterte action on coco levy vow

New PCA chief 'confident' coco levy bill will pass in 2017

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo dela Rosa says they will push for the inclusion of the coco levy trust fund bill in President Rodrigo Duterte's 2nd State of the Nation Address

New PCA chief 'confident' coco levy bill will pass in 2017

Rappler Talk: Romulo dela Rosa, new PH Coconut Authority chief

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Dela Rosa takes over following the suspension of his predecessor Avelino Andal

Rappler Talk: Romulo dela Rosa, new PH Coconut Authority chief

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Jun 30, 2017 - 1:32 PM

During the campaign, President Duterte vowed to return the coconut levy fund to poor farmers within his first 100 days. Congressmen are getting in the way.

Duterte's coco levy promise: It's time to 'force the issue with Congress'

Sandiganbayan denies Danding's bid to dismiss ill-gotten wealth cases

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:39 PM

'Jurisprudence dictates that individual rights do not preclude the peoples' right to public justice,' says the anti-graft court in its resolution thumbing down the petitions of businessman Danding Cojuangco

Sandiganbayan denies Danding's bid to dismiss ill-gotten wealth cases

Pangilinan seeks Senate probe into corruption in PH Coconut Authority

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, chair of the PCA governing board, says the board members are ready to attend the probe and stand by the suspension of PCA Administrator Avelino Andal

Pangilinan seeks Senate probe into corruption in PH Coconut Authority

Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:30 PM

PART 3: Will the coconut farmers, among the country's poorest of the poor, finally claim what is rightfully theirs as promised by the President?

Return coco levy to farmers? Duterte's promise and political will

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM

PART 2: More than the long, arduous fights in court for the coconut levy funds, the main battleground is in Malacañang and Congress, where politics comes into play

The politics of the coco levy scam: From Marcos to Noynoy Aquino

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers

Nov 10, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The bill seeks to create a P75-billion trust fund for coconut farmers and the industry, and to provide the framework for its management and use

Joint Senate panel approves coco levy bill for coconut farmers

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Duterte wants law on use of coco levy funds for farmers – finance chief

Oct 31, 2016 - 3:32 PM

The President wants the P74-billion coco levy fund to be 'exclusively used for the benefit of the coconut farmers,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

Duterte wants law on use of coco levy funds for farmers – finance chief

PH Ombudsman, nurses’ salary, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

PH Ombudsman, nurses’ salary, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

Duterte to Panelo: Farmers should get coco levy fund

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:20 AM

Duterte's incoming agriculture chief also pushes for the 'massive replanting of coconut' to regain the Philippines' status as the world's 'number one coconut producer'

Duterte to Panelo: Farmers should get coco levy fund

Duterte, Cayetano promise to return coco levy fund to coconut farmers

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:30 AM

But Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano say, unlike Senator Poe, they are not beholden to elites involved in the coco levy scam

Duterte, Cayetano promise to return coco levy fund to coconut farmers

Duterte, Cayetano vow 'return' of coco levy fund in 1st 100 days

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:36 AM

The two also sign a manifesto saying they will support efforts to recover the contested funds that remain with the Danding Cojuangco-led San Miguel Corporation

Duterte, Cayetano vow 'return' of coco levy fund in 1st 100 days

FACT CHECK: Did Grace Poe sign the coco levy bill?

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The presidential bet says she only signed a committee report so that a consolidated bill could move forward for deliberation: 'Wala pang bill'

FACT CHECK: Did Grace Poe sign the coco levy bill?

Coco levy funds, Fukushima, most expensive cities | 6PM wRap

Mar 11, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Coco levy funds, Fukushima, most expensive cities | 6PM wRap

Grace Poe is not Danding Cojuangco's 'puppet' – Chiz

Mar 11, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The presidential bet stands by her earlier statement – that Cojuangco has no more business in the release of coco levy funds

Grace Poe is not Danding Cojuangco's 'puppet' – Chiz

Danding, coco levy mess rile up Poe, Roxas camps

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero blame the Liberal Party for the non-disbursement of the funds to farmers. The LP asks: What did you do as senators?

Danding, coco levy mess rile up Poe, Roxas camps

Poe, Escudero go to opposition bailiwick Navotas

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Navotas City is home to Toby Tiangco, a key figure in the opposition who publicized Grace Poe's residency issue

Poe, Escudero go to opposition bailiwick Navotas

Poe, Escudero: Gov't, not Danding, should settle coco levy issue

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The candidates say businessman Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco Jr, whose political party has endorsed them, already returned the coconut farmers' money to gov't

Poe, Escudero: Gov't, not Danding, should settle coco levy issue

UCPB wants new investor as soon as possible

Feb 04, 2016 - 7:27 PM

'We've been running with insufficient capital since 1986,' says UCPB official Ildefonso Jimenez

UCPB wants new investor as soon as possible

UCPB to 'exhaust all legal remedies' to keep shares in CIIF, SMC

Sep 16, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The United Coconut Planters Bank says it is merely protecting its own shareholders, including the majority government shareholder, as well as preserving bank assets

UCPB to 'exhaust all legal remedies' to keep shares in CIIF, SMC

Gov't incurs record-high budget surplus in May

Jul 20, 2015 - 5:30 PM

The May budget surplus of P67.3B is 472% higher than the P11.8B surplus recorded in the same period in 2014

Gov't incurs record-high budget surplus in May

Supreme Court stops coco levy executive orders

Jul 01, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Presidential assistant Francis Pangilinan says the solution is the judicious use of the coco levy fund, not a knee-jerk opposition to it

Supreme Court stops coco levy executive orders

Gov’t seeks turnover of 72% UCPB coco levy stake

Jun 16, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Citing a High Court resolution, the Office of the Solicitor General and PCGG say the disputed UCPB shares are rightfully owned by the Republic of the Philippines

Gov’t seeks turnover of 72% UCPB coco levy stake

Danding Cojuangco asks court to junk coco levy cases

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Defendants in 4 coconut levy cases cite delay as basis for their plea, saying these have been pending for 28 years already

Danding Cojuangco asks court to junk coco levy cases

Aquino signs EOs on utilization of coco levy funds

Mar 19, 2015 - 4:47 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Order 180 allows the use of the multibillion-peso coconut levy funds to empower coconut farmers who are among the country's poorest

Aquino signs EOs on utilization of coco levy funds

Coconut farmers want to see coco levy EO first

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:23 PM

The EO will be a temporary measure while Congress is in the process of approving a bill that will ensure funds for coconut farmers, which Aquino has promised to certify as urgent

Coconut farmers want to see coco levy EO first

Aquino vows to certify coco levy bill as urgent

Nov 26, 2014 - 4:31 PM

Addressing coconut farmers in Malacañang Palace, President Benigno Aquino III pledges to act quickly on their petition on the use of the multi-billion-peso coconut levy fund

Aquino vows to certify coco levy bill as urgent

Aquino to meet with marching coconut farmers

Nov 25, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The President is set to meet with 71 coconut farmers who have marched 1,750 kilometers to demand that billions of pesos in coco levy funds directly benefit them

Aquino to meet with marching coconut farmers

Farmers urge SC to make decision on coco levy case final

Nov 19, 2014 - 7:11 PM

Anti-poverty chief Joel Rocamora says that without a partial entry of judgment on a court decision made 2 years ago, Malacañang cannot move to use the funds to help coconut farmers

Farmers urge SC to make decision on coco levy case final

Marching coconut farmers seek audience with Aquino

Nov 17, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The coconut farmers are more than half-way done with their 71-day, 1,750-kilometer journey. Will Aquino face them in Malacañang?

Marching coconut farmers seek audience with Aquino

Will Aquino face the marching coconut farmers?

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:03 PM

In two weeks, 71 coconut farmers will arrive in Malacañang, hoping to meet face-to-face with President Aquino to demand action on the P71-billion coco levy funds

Will Aquino face the marching coconut farmers?

Draft coco levy EO may be with Aquino before end-Nov

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Secretary Francis Pangilinan gives the assurance as coconut farmers call on President Aquino to mobilize the P71-billion coco levy funds for the benefit of the coconut industry

Draft coco levy EO may be with Aquino before end-Nov

BIR: Cojuangco may claim tax deductions

Jul 12, 2013 - 6:16 AM

Businessman Eduardo 'Danding' Cojuangco may be entitled to income tax deductions in relation to the UCPB shares he lost following a final Supreme Court ruling awarding said shares to government

BIR: Cojuangco may claim tax deductions

Gov’t owns Cojuangco’s UCPB shares – SC

Jul 10, 2013 - 7:13 PM

In a 14-0 decision, the Supreme Court denies with finality Cojuangco’s motion for reconsideration

Gov’t owns Cojuangco’s UCPB shares – SC

Militants beat up police, storm gov't office

Jan 31, 2013 - 1:11 PM

(UPDATED) In fear, National Anti-Poverty Commission employees hole up in their office. Militants, however, blame the police for violence.

Militants beat up police, storm gov't office

2012 YEARENDER: The San Miguel-coco levy saga

Jan 02, 2013 - 1:20 PM

The Supreme Court rules in a landmark case in 2012 that a 24% stake in diversified conglomerate San Miguel belongs to the state and should be used for the benefit of coconut farmers

2012 YEARENDER: The San Miguel-coco levy saga

YEARENDER: 12 big business stories in 2012

Dec 31, 2012 - 5:51 PM

This list shows how the movers and shakers took advantage of opportunities and navigated the risks, how political leaders showed grim determination, and how intertwined the players in both business and politics are

Gov't to use coco levy proceeds on farm inputs

Nov 10, 2012 - 9:24 PM

The Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to use the coconut levy funds recovered by the government for provision of farm inputs to raise the competitiveness of the coconut industry.

Gov't to use coco levy proceeds on farm inputs

San Miguel-coco levy saga ends

Oct 05, 2012 - 5:54 PM

The amount will go to programs benefiting the coconut industry and its farmers

San Miguel-coco levy saga ends

Task force recommendations on coco levy out soon

Sep 29, 2012 - 1:49 PM

A presidential task force will reconvene on October 5 to determine the government's next move on the coco levy funds

Gov't eyes to privatize contested shares in San Miguel

Jun 19, 2012 - 7:32 PM

The contested shares in San Miguel Corp. may eventually be out of government's control when the country's biggest conglomerate execute its latest capital raising plan