Tag: Department of Agriculture (DA)

Estrada tells Marcos: Crack down on agri smugglers, hoarders with iron fist

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Senator Jinggoy Estrada is urging President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos to use an iron fist against smugglers and hoarders of agricultural products. In his second State of the Nation address on Monday, Marcos warned agri smugglers and hoarders, saying their days are already numbered. “Dapat gamitan na niya ng kamay na bakal…
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Jinggoy Estrada urges Marcos to choose permanent agriculture chief

(GMA NEWS) Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Monday said President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. needed to appoint a permanent secretary of agriculture amid the persistent problems in the sector such as smuggling. Marcos had taken on the post since he assumed the presidency, saying the sector’s problems were severe enough and that agriculture was a priority…
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Seek clearance

SEEK CLEARANCE: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada grills former Agriculture Undersecretary Leocadio Sebastian on his issuance of a special order authorizing the importation of 300,000 metric tons of sugar during Tuesday’s Blue Ribbon hearing, August 23, 2022. Estrada asked Sebastian why he signed Sugar Order No. 4 (SO4) without the prior consent of President Ferdinand “Bongbong”…
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