PH to import 300,000 tons of rice

Leila Salaverria - Philippine Daily Inquirer 03/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government is prepared to import 300,000 metric tons of rice “if necessary” amid the Luzon-wide quarantine to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles. The…

Gov’t earned P12.3B from rice tariffs in 2019

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/11/2020

Collections from the tariffs slapped on imported rice reached P12.3 billion last year, exceeding the P10 billion to be spent yearly on programs that will support farmers disadvantaged by liberalized trade, the Department of Finance (DOF) said.…

2 Cebuano brokers charged with illegal rice importation

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 10/03/2014

Five customs brokers, including two Cebuanos, are facing smuggling cases filed by the Bureau of Customs before the Department of Justice yesterday morning for their alleged involvement in the unlawful importation of over 12.8 million kilograms rice.…

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