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Former agriculture secretary Alcala, officials, traders charged with graft

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Ombudsman is holding them accountable for their role in the alleged creation of a garlic cartel during the Aquino administration

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar approaches PCC on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel. Rappler file photo

Rappler Eats: Sentro 1771 is where tradition and innovation converge

Aug 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

With already an established name in the Philippine culinary scene, Sentro 1771 knows very well the right mix to stay on top

Ex-Aquino officials Alcala, Petilla face graft charges at Sandiganbayan

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman announces the charges two months before the retirement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is criticized by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies of meting out selective justice or favoring officials of the Aquino administration

Probe on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel launched

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission will review the 2014 report by the Office for Competition of the Department of Justice on the alleged garlic cartel

PRELIMINARY INQUIRY. Senator Cynthia Villar approaches PCC on alleged resurgence of garlic cartel. Rappler file photo

WATCH: Checking out Potato Corner's brand new flavor

Mar 27, 2017 - 7:10 PM

We re mixing garlic parmesan in with our favorite flavors

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

Suggested Retail Price distorts market – DOJ

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:21 PM

A DOJ study shows that imposing SRP on products creates unintended consequences such as restricting competition

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

Food producers urged to buy onions directly from farmers

Mar 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM

An agribusiness group says local onion farmers are forced to slash the prices of their produce because traders have overstocked on imported and smuggled onions

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

Aquino orders DOJ to build case vs garlic cartel

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Malacañang s attention turned to garlic when its prices hit a high of P287 per kg in June 2014 – a 74 increase within a one year period

Future of food served up in Paris

Oct 20, 2014 - 11:13 PM

The International Food Fair showcases different products from all over the world

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

Nearly 700,000-kg of smuggled garlic for public auction

Aug 16, 2014 - 1:30 PM

The contraband busted by the Bureau of Customs at the height of garlic price spike will be up for bids on August 26

BUSTED. Customs Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa and Batangas District Collector Ernesto Benitez Jr inspect a container van of the seized garlic in Batangas, Wednesday June 11, 2014. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Customs busts P37-M smuggled garlic

Jul 12, 2014 - 1:00 AM

The latest seizure comes amid skyrocketing prices of garlic in the market

Garlic trader, customs broker face smuggling raps

Jul 10, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The filing of the complaint comes amid government efforts to stem the hike in prices of garlic in the market

BUSTED. Customs Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa and Batangas District Collector Ernesto Benitez Jr inspect a container van of the seized garlic in Batangas, Wednesday June 11, 2014. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

Gov’t preparing for possible price spikes over Iraq crisis

Jul 01, 2014 - 5:16 PM

President Aquino says the government has stepped up its monitoring activities and is strictly implementing the suggested retail price on processed goods

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Jun 27, 2014 - 8:28 PM

PNP reports surge in crime Hospital arrest for Enrile? PNP ready Aquino: PH to import rice as price hike probe continues

Aquino: PH to import rice as price hike probe continues

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:32 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the government will import more rice so that hoarders seeking to manipulate prices would lose money

HELPING FARMERS. The government has set aside funds for farmers as it decides to import rice to the country. AFP file photo

Palace: Gov't monitoring prices of basic goods

Jun 22, 2014 - 6:58 PM

The Agriculture department says opportunistic traders are jacking up prices of chicken and pork in Metro Manila

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Customs busts smuggled garlic shipment

Jun 12, 2014 - 1:09 PM

The seizure of the smuggled commodity coincides with the recent garlic price spike

BUSTED. Customs Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa and Batangas District Collector Ernesto Benitez, Jr. inspect a container van of the seized garlic in Batangas, Wednesday June 11. Photo from the Bureau of Customs

DA forms action team to curb garlic price hike

Jun 10, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Traders from various regions have not been buying farmers’ produce causing local garlic shortage in Metro Manila

SUPPLY CHAIN. Local garlic farmers will start supplying food companies Jollibee and Splash starting June. Photo by AFP

#PugadBaboy: Ang Punyal ni Devlino 13

Feb 10, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Ilocos garlic farmers eye Jollibee, Splash as buyers

Apr 25, 2013 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED Homegrown food retailers Jollibee Foods Corp and Splash Foods are being eyed by Ilocos Sur based garlic farmers as target buyers

SUPPLY CHAIN. Local garlic farmers will start supplying food companies Jollibee and Splash starting June. Photo by AFP

#SamLikesItHot: Do-It-Yourself tapas

Mar 08, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Planning for summer parties? These tapas recipes could come in handy

FLAVOR AND TEXTURE COLLIDE. Learn how to make delicious tapas for your next date, party or food trip with our two simple recipes. All photos by Sam Oh