Business, Nation

Agriculture Secretary Pinol admits garlic cartel exists, bans 43 traders

12 Jul , 2017  

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol disclosed the banning of 43 importers who failed to use their import permits. The DA official came forward with the announcement in the midst of rising prices of garlic in the local markets. The ban on 43 traders would leave 111 more players in the garlic trading industry. Previously […]

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Economy, Governance, Nation

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket

8 Jan , 2015  

Gov’t officials, importers face criminal raps on garlic racket. MANILA, Jan. 8 — Some 100 individuals, which include Aquino government officials and garlic importers, are facing criminal charges for abnormal increase in the market price of garlic in 2014. The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday filed criminal charges against more than 100 individuals and […]

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