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President Rodrigo Duterte also says the government will import even more rice as he does not believe the Philippines can ever be rice self-sufficient
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'I can never break the good relationship I have with the President,' says Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr after President Rodrigo Duterte transferred the supervision of the National Food Authority from Evasco's office to the agriculture department
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The NFA rice stocks had to be sold quickly because they were 'aged stocks,' claims NFA spokesman Rex Estoperez
'Bakit 'yung may track record na malinis at nagpapaimbestiga ng mga iligal na gawain sa NFA ang tinanggal habang ang mga sangkot sa kurakot ang kinampihan?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan, former National Food Authority Council chair
(UPDATED) The removal of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr from the National Food Authority Council is a 'loss in our fight against corruption in the importation and management of rice,' says Senator Bam Aquino
National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino has pushed for government-to-government importation but Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr and the NFA Council have fiercely opposed it
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Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr pens a confidential memo to President Rodrigo Duterte laying out NFA anomalies under Jason Aquino's watch
'Ignore the [NFA] Council which is mandated by law, go ahead and make the importations,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino
Abolishing the National Food Authority Council 'turns a blind eye to allegations of corruption and condones incompetence and mismanagement by the [NFA] administrator,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
The President wants all rice importation matters to be handled by Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat
During a meeting with rice traders, the President also expresses an intention to transfer NFA and NIA out of Evasco's supervision and back under the Department of Agriculture
Malacañang is requesting rice traders to help 'rather than take advantage of the situation to make money at the expense of the consuming public'
The National Food Authority Council, says its spokesman, wonders why the NFA distributed a lot of its rice stocks to retailers during the harvest season
Jason Aquino scores a win with Duterte's recent order for immediate rice importation but the President still leaves it up to an Evasco-led council to decide on the critical details. Rappler draws up a timeline of the clash between the two.
Rappler traces important events marking conflict between the NFA Council, led by Cabinet Secretary Evasco, and NFA chief Jason Aquino, and how President Duterte has mediated between the two
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The National Food Authority Council targets the arrival of fresh rice stocks by mid-May
The decision comes after Cabinet members agreed Jason Aquino made a misleading claim that there was a rice shortage, causing prices to increase
The importation, to be done through government-to-private method, will be used to replenish the National Food Authority's rice buffer stock for calamities or other emergencies
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the National Food Authority Council has not approved the importation of 250,000 metric tons of rice because about 325,000 metric tons will arrive 'within the month'
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Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr says the funds will be used to address the particular needs of women affected by the conflict
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UPDATED The Council also introduces changes to the government to private importation scheme to guard against corruption
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Two of the President s most trusted men have a talk and make a show of friendship Does this mean the rice importation issue will be resolved soon?
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Neither allowing the National Food Authority to solely import rice nor stopping all rice imports is good for the Filipino consumer or the Filipino rice farmer says an economic policy think tank
President Rodrigo Duterte tells NFA Administrator Jason Aquino who is pushing for government to government rice importation to buy from local farmers instead
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