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DOJ indicts Davidson Bangayan over rice cartel

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:59 PM

The justice department also indicts the trader for unlawful use of pseudonym ‘David Tan’

ALLEGED RICE SMUGGLER. Davidson Bangayan, also known as David Tan, is indicted of violating Article 186 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC). Photo from Senate PRIB

Alleged rice smuggler Bangayan insists: I’m not David Tan

Oct 30, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Davidson Bangayan insists there was no evidence to prove he was the 'David Tan' named in intelligence reports as a big-time rice smuggler

File photo of Davidson Bangayan being arrested in 2014 for a separate electricity pilferage case

NBI revives complaint vs alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Bangayan is again accused of involvement in a scheme that allegedly cornered the National Food Authority's rice import allocations in 2012, taking advantage of farmers

ALLEGED RICE SMUGGLER. Davidson Bangayan, also known as David Tan, is being accused of monopolizing rice trade in local market by the NBI again. Photo from Senate PRIB

NBI to charge Bangayan for rigging rice import bidding

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:14 PM

The NBI alleges Bangayan used farmers cooperatives as dummies to secure import permits from the NFA under a program that provides tax subsidies to private rice traders

DOJ indicts Davidson Bangayan for perjury

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:52 PM

While it has yet to pin down businessman Davidson Bangayan for alleged smuggling operations the DOJ instead approves his indictment for lying under oath

Alcala: Gov't people could be aiding rice smugglers

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:00 AM

At the agriculture department alone around 200 administrative complaints have been filed against employees suspected of conniving with rice smugglers

EMBATTLED. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala answers questions about rice smuggling operations in the country. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

‘Central figure’ in smuggling falls ill in Senate probe

Mar 11, 2014 - 7:10 PM

Other witnesses accused of being rice smugglers all fall ill as well and skip the Senate hearing They might be cited in contempt

Bangayan: No 'credible evidence' in perjury complaint

Feb 27, 2014 - 2:44 PM

During the preliminary probe into a perjury complaint filed against him by the Senate Davidson Bangayan maintains he s not alleged rice smuggler David Tan

Bangayan shows up ahead of DOJ perjury probe

Feb 26, 2014 - 8:55 PM

The inquiry is being conducted after the Senate filed a complaint against the alleged rice smuggler for supposedly lying about his identity

What senators' silence on Duterte threat means

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Mayor Duterte s remark at a Senate hearing that he would gladly kill a rice smuggler is appalling That senators didn t condemn it is equally disturbing

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Palace reminds Duterte: We don't just shoot criminals

Feb 04, 2014 - 3:44 PM

All government officials whether local or national have the basic responsibility to uphold the rule of law a presidential spokesman says

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Rappler Newscast | February 3, 2014

Feb 03, 2014 - 9:30 PM

Alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan arrested released Gov t MILF start implementing peace deal provisions Protesters block voting stations in Thailand

Rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan arrested

Feb 03, 2014 - 9:28 PM

NBI arrests alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan – also known as David Tan right after a Senate hearing on his illegal operations

ONE AND THE SAME. Authorities arrest Davidson Bangayan (center), whom senators and the NBI believe are lying about not being David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

De Lima: Duterte remarks unfair, disturbing

Feb 03, 2014 - 5:36 PM

The justice secretary takes exception to Duterte s statement that the NBI is too slow to act on rice smuggling: We have results you be the judge

Duterte on 'smuggler' Bangayan: I will gladly kill him!

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The Davao mayor says farmer cooperatives don t have money to import rice so they are at the mercy Tan who also operates in Manila Cebu Cagayan de Oro

'I'LL KILL HIM.' Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says there is no doubt Davidson Bangayan is rice smuggler David Tan. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

NBI arrests Bangayan after Senate hearing

Feb 03, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Senators have also decided to hold Davidson Bangayan or David Tan in contempt for lying under oath The DFA has been asked to cancel his passport

ONE AND THE SAME. Authorities will arrest Davidson Bangayan (standing, extreme left), whom senators and the NBI believe are lying about not being David Tan. Rappler file photo

Duterte to attend Senate hearing on rice smuggling

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:04 PM

Duterte earlier said that his testimony will be primarily about the efforts of the local government to put an end to rice smuggling

ATTENDING PROBE. File photo of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | January 22, 2014

Jan 22, 2014 - 8:07 PM

Aquino hits Revilla Accused rice smuggler admits financing farmer groups for rice import permits Thai protesters continue to fight

Alleged rice smuggler admits using dummies

Jan 22, 2014 - 5:38 PM

Davidson Bangayan whom witnesses say is also David Tan admits to financing farmers cooperatives so he can use their permits Senators say this is illegal