smuggled rice - updates

Rappler's latest stories on smuggled rice


PCG seizes ship loaded with alleged smuggled rice

Nov 17, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The vessel, named MV Hulk, is found in Sulu carrying more or less 50,000 bags of rice

Photo courtesy of PCG Southern Mindanao

Zamboanga Customs officials suspended over missing smuggled rice

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:14 PM

A 'visibly upset' President Rodrigo Duterte orders an investigation into 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice that had gone missing

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

Duterte won't fire Piñol, NFA's Aquino over rice crisis

Sep 02, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'Maybe the laws are weak or are unenforceable. All we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RICE CRISIS. President Rodrigo Duterte says he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, National Food Authority chief Jason Aquino, and other officials over the rice crisis. Screenshot from RTVM

Customs earns P837M from confiscated goods sale

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:12 AM

The raised amount constitutes around 95 of the total Customs auction revenue for 2014

Smuggled rice, firearms seized in Sulu

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:54 PM

The seized vessel had a 16 man Vietnamese crew

Customs to sell P38M seized sugar and rice

Feb 08, 2015 - 1:48 PM

Port of Manila sets the sale of imported sugar on February 13; imported rice will be up for auction at Batangas Port on February 16

Pangilinan: I'm here to help 'clean up'

May 06, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The appointment of former senator Francis Pangilinan comes at a time when Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is being linked to irregularities and questionable transactions

PROVIDING SUPPORT. Former senator Francis Pangilinan takes his oath as Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization. Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Senate cites in contempt another alleged rice smuggler

Feb 24, 2014 - 4:15 PM

Rice trader Judilyne Lim denies that her company used farmers cooperatives as fronts to import rice but documents indicate otherwise

BOC's haul: P1.6B of counterfeit clothes, footwear, rice

Feb 11, 2014 - 4:54 PM

As a bonus government agents find 1 000 sacks of illegally imported rice stashed between the counterfeit apparel shoes and toiletries

RICE AND FAKE GOODS. Alongside the seizure of P1.6 billion in counterfeit goods, some 2000 sacks of smuggled rice were found during one seizure. AFP FILE PHOTO

Coop faces smuggling raps for P34-M illegal rice imports

Feb 06, 2014 - 11:23 AM

The latest filing comes amid a Senate inquiry into massive rice smuggling in the country by traders led by an influential man going by the name David Tan

RICE SMUGGLING. The Senate is investigating massive illegal importation of rice that has affected the livelihood of farmers in the country. AFP PHOTO

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

Senators to DOJ: Legal stand on rice import quotas needed

Jan 22, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Senate President Drilon says a vague interpretation of whether WTO quotas have been lifted is being exploited by rice smugglers

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

Biazon: I've followed Abono's call to curb agri goods smuggling

Apr 08, 2013 - 9:15 PM

A partylist group accuses the Customs head of making the Philippines the smuggling capital of Asia

RESIGN. A partylist group said Biazon has failed to curb smuggling.Photo from BOC's website

Senators to SBMA: No excuse for rice smuggling

Aug 01, 2012 - 4:27 PM

Senators believe SBMA officials colluded with an Indian rice exporter and a local consignee to smuggle rice