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Floirendo pleads not guilty to graft, allowed to travel with Duterte

May 25, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Floirendo will go to South Korea with President Duterte in June

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Sandiganbayan issues arrest warrant vs Floirendo over Tadeco deal

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:46 AM

(4TH UPDATE) 'The hasty filing of graft charges against me before the Sandiganbayan and the subsequent issuance of the warrant of arrest...is a clear sign of the existence of abuse of power and arrogance on the part of the Speaker,' says Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr

NEW APPOINTEE. Acting Assistant Ombudsman for Luzon Bayani Jacinto is appointed to the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Floirendo says arrest warrant out for him over Tadeco controversy

Feb 19, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Floirendo says the announcement of a warrant by the camp of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows 'malicious intent' to smear his reputation

FACING ARREST. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr on March 27, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacanang

Alvarez wins again as Ombudsman upholds Floirendo indictment

Jan 19, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman denies Floirendo’s motion to reopen the investigation

LAWMAKERS CLASH. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) files a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr.

Ombudsman indicts Floirendo for graft over Tadeco deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file graft charges against Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr for having financial interest in the government's deal with Tagum Agricultural Development Company

COA recommends graft charges vs DOJ, BuCor officials in Tadeco deal

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:15 PM

State auditors say BuCor management must initiate the filing of charges against the officials before the Ombudsman

CHARGES LOOMING? The COA recommends the filing of charges against officials of the DOJ and BuCor who sealed the joint venture agreement with Tadeco.

LIVE: House probe on BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 30, 2017 - 7:27 AM

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Going bananas

May 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Re examining the alternative venture agreements in commercial farms and plantations of Mindanao

TO GO WITH Inflation-poverty-food-Philippines-agriculture-reform,FEATURE by Cecil Morella A crop duster plane sprays fungicide to protect the 7,000 hectare banana plantation of Tagum Agricultural Development Co. from destructive leaf virus in Tagum in Davao del Norte province, located in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on April 22, 2008. The vast plantation built in the late 60's by banana tycoon Antonio Floirendo, supplies bananas to a growing global market on a surge in demand for fresh fruit in the Middle East, Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

May 10, 2017 - 1:24 PM

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Alvarez: Stick to facts, Tadeco probe not linked to personal grudge

May 09, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not going after his erstwhile friend Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr by calling for the probe into the BuCor Tadeco deal

HOUSE PROBE. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) chats with Oriental Mindoro 2nd Distrist Representative Reynaldo Umali at a congressional inquiry on May 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

All past DOJ chiefs upheld deal with BuCor – Tadeco CEO

May 09, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The various contracts between Tadeco and BuCor have been reviewed and approved by no less than 6 secretaries of justice It has also passed through 14 secretaries of justice who upheld its validity says Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria

DEFENDING THE COMPANY. Tadeco president and CEO Alexander Valoria delivers his counterarguments against the accusations of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte proclamation ‘best’ way to void BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 09, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says BuCor may file a case in court against Tadeco but this would take a very long time

DOJ RECOMMENDATION. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II (left) attends the House probe into the deal between the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation on May 9, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House begins probe into BuCor-Tadeco deal on May 9

May 09, 2017 - 9:13 AM

House good government and public accountability chairperson Johnny Pimentel says lawmakers are duty bound to investigate painstakingly any public transaction that is allegedly detrimental to the government

HOUSE PROBE. A joint House committee probe will begin on May 9 to look into the joint venture agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation.

Lawmakers want BuCor-Tadeco deal probed over land distribution

May 07, 2017 - 7:40 AM

The Makabayan bloc says hectares of land at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm were no longer distributed to farmer beneficiaries after the BuCor Tadeco deal was sealed

ANOTHER HOUSE PROBE. Makabayan bloc lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, and Ariel Casilao filed House Resolution Number 953 against the BuCor-Tadeco deal. Photo courtesy of Anakpawis

Lopez, Sotto, Trump | Evening wRap

May 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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BuCor-Tadeco deal illegal, should be cancelled – DOJ, COA panels

May 03, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The panels separate investigations say the joint venture agreement is disadvantageous to government

FEUDING FRIENDS. The separate investigations of COA and DOJ into the banana firm owned by Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr stemmed from the red flags raised by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Lopez, Calida, EJK | Evening wRap

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:03 PM

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Calida: BuCor-Tadeco deal 'illegal'

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:26 PM

UPDATED In a statement Tadeco says Calida s statement is premature and uninformed as past justice secretaries had found arrangements to be valid and beneficial to BuCor and the country

TOP GOVT LAWYER. Solicitor General Jose Calida attends a congressional inquiry. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

‘Stop dragging us into your personal issues,’ Paola Alvarez tells Floirendo’s GF

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:39 PM

UPDATED Cathy Binag the live in partner of Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr apologizes to the Alvarez family But she adds I find it petty for some matured men to be burning bridges of friendship over a girls spat

Finance Assistant Secretary Paola Alvarez did not mince words against the girlfriend of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo JR. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Graft complaint vs Floirendo not about feuding girlfriends – Alvarez

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

These are two different matters says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez whose friendship with fellow Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr has turned sour

FIGHTING FRIENDS. Longtime friends Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr are now fighting.

Floirendo denies plotting Speaker Alvarez's ouster

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr admits having a brotherly misunderstanding with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who has so far refused to talk to him

RIFT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr says he and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez are currently having a 'brotherly misunderstanding.'

Floirendo ‘hurt’ by graft complaint filed by Alvarez

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr says he has a clear conscience and he is ready to face any complaints against him

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and a possible congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Alvarez files graft complaint vs Rep Floirendo

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez accuses Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr of having an unlawful business interest in a government deal

LAWMAKERS CLASH. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left) files a graft complaint against Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr

Alvarez to his ouster 'plotters': 'Go ahead, make my day'

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:10 AM

UPDATED As rumors continue to spread that some lawmakers are plotting to unseat him Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells critics he is ready to go anytime as he has no ambition

'MAKE MY DAY.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not afraid to lose his position if that means doing something good in the name of the country. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Alvarez wants probe into BuCor deal with Floirendo banana firm

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files the resolution against the company of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr President Duterte s biggest campaign contributor amid ouster rumors against the Speaker

CONFLICT IN THE HOUSE? The banana firm of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr may soon face a congressional probe, following a resolution filed by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.

DAR chief: 727-hectare Hacienda Luisita property covered by CARP

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The order in Hacienda Luisita would give justice to farmer tenants who have struggled to take the land due to them for more than a quarter of a century says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano

DAR orders distribution of 358 hectares of Hacienda Luisita

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Secretary Rafael Mariano orders DAR Central Luzon to get the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that the Cojuangco owned Tadeco complies

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

Cojuangcos sell Central Azucarera de Tarlac

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Businessmen Martin Lorenzo and Fernando Cojuangco are buying controlling interest in the heirloom sugar milling firm for P1 8 billion

Image from http://www.luisitasugar.com/

Two years on, Luisita land distribution a failure – farmers

Apr 24, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Exactly two years after the Supreme Court decision to distribute Hacienda Luisita farmers say the area covered is being reduced by the President s family with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform

CLASH. Police and farmer-activists clash inside the Department of Agrarian Reform compound in Quezon City on April 24, the second anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on Hacienda Luisita. All photos by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DAR: No illegal land conversion in Hacienda Luisita

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Tadeco s earth balling and fencing off of land is not illegal land conversion says DAR chief Virgilio De Los Reyes

FENCED OFF. A fence of barbed wires is put up by the Tarlac Developent Corporation in contested land in Hacienda Luisita. Photo by Dax Simbol

Violence in Luisita: Farmers' huts burned, crops bulldozed

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Tarlac police and guards hired by the Cojuangco owned Tadeco have fenced off a portion of Hacienda Luisita that they say is not covered by the agrarian reform

VIOLENCE ESCALATING. A farmer is held by policemen in Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac. All photos from Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA)

Luisita farmers ask SC: Stop 'bulldozing activities'

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The farmer petitioners say they suffered considerably due to bulldozed lands leading to crops destroyed

Petition calls for 'genuine' Hacienda Luisita land distribution

Jan 01, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Petitioners say blatant landgrabbing increased militarization and unfair disqualification of farmers make the land distribution a hoax

UNFAIR DISTRIBUTION. Despite the DAR's distribution of land titles among farm workers of Hacienda Luisita, agrarian reform advocates call the process a 'hoax.' Photos by Arcel Cometa

Farmers: DAR keeping prime Hacienda Luisita lots

Oct 15, 2013 - 9:15 PM

DAR says the 200 300 hectares that farmers want distributed are classified as residential in a court ruling but the agency is checking if these are agricultural

NOT SATISFIED. Protesters at an August 27 rally claim the DAR's implementation of land reform in Hacienda Luisita does not live up to the landmark April 24, 2013 Supreme Court ruling. Photo by Arcel Cometa