Banana industry scores Pinol inaction on Cavendish banana export woes

Banana industry players in Mindanao  said Philippine banana export to Japan is hampered by failure of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol to help resolve a major issue with the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association … Continue reading Banana industry scores Pinol inaction on Cavendish banana export woes

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DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

President Rodrigo Duterte rejected the suggestion of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol to legalize rice smuggling as a solution to the country’s dwindling rice supply. “No, of course not, that will be destructive to the economy. You’d … Continue reading DUTERTE SHOOTS DOWN PINOL’S PROPOSAL TO LEGALIZE RICE SMUGGLING

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ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday dished out a speculative, albeit funny, response when asked if Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Duterte. “Unless fired, yes!,” Roque told Palace media … Continue reading ROQUE ON PRESIDENT’S TRUST IN PINOL: WAIT UNTIL HE IS FIRED

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Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol welcomes the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to return the supervision of the National Food Authority (NFA), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), and the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) to the Department of Agriculture (DA). “We will … Continue reading Piñol sets new measures for NFA, PCA, fertilizer agency

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Binay down the drain

By Manny Piñol The Presidential ambition of Vice President Jejomar Binay is doomed, if not totally finished. The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) punched the proverbial last nail on Binay’s political coffin after it succeeded early this week to convince the Court of Appeals to issue a freeze order on all the bank accounts and assets of the leading presidential contender and almost all of his allies. “It’s all over for Jojo Binay,’ said a former provincial governor from the southern part of Luzon who said that the CA freeze order virtually closed all the financial faucets which could have provided … Continue reading Binay down the drain

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