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Stakeholders' inputs included in amended rice tariffication law IRR

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the government listened to some of the proposals of rice industry stakeholders

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ombudsman investigates Alcala for garlic cartel scam

Jun 15, 2016 - 12:05 PM

The Ombudsman s Field Investigation Office says that as agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala had direct supervision of the Bureau of Plant Industry which issued numerous garlic import permits

What consumers need to know about the PH Competition Act

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Part 1: The measure aims to give consumers more choices and lower prices through stronger market competition

FAQs on recalled US apples

Jan 27, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Here are some information you need to know about the recall of apples shipped by US based apple packer Bidart Brothers

OUTBREAK CULPRIT. The Bureau of Plant and Industry says no contaminated apples from the US, so far, has entered the country. Photo from Wikipedia

DA official denies colluding with 'garlic cartel'

Jan 13, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Former Bureau of Plant Industry director Clarito Barron says his agency had no way to check if importers granted permits were part of a cartel

Bilibid explosion, Charlie Hebdo, Papal visit guidelines | The wRap

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:26 PM

An explosion in a Philippine jail kills at least 1 injures 19 The manhunt for the French magazine massacre suspects begins No bags allowed for those who want to see Pope Francis the Philippines

NBI sues 119 gov't officials, importers over garlic cartel

Jan 07, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says these individuals caused garlic prices to soar in 2014

COLLUSION. The National Bureau of Investigation files charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against 119 individuals allegedly involved in a garlic cartel on January 7, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

DOJ: ‘Garlic cartel’ behind price spike, DA officials probed

Sep 03, 2014 - 5:00 PM

In its report on the garlic industry ordered by Malacañang the Department of Justice Office for Competition said one person has cornered 75 of the country s garlic imports through loopholes in the system

PH most 'GMO-friendly' country in Southeast Asia?

Sep 14, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Environmentalists farmers are alarmed over continuing approvals of GMOs by the government

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY? Golden Rice, currently undergoing field trials in the Philippines, is supposed to be the world's answer to Vitamin A deficiency. Photo from International Rice Research Institute

PH red onion imports arrive to meet yuletide needs

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Filipinos consume an average of 7 000 to 8 000 metric tons MT of mixed red and white onions in a month

SUPPLY. Filipinos consume an average of 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons (MT) of mixed red and white onions in a month. Photo by AFP