SENATE REPORT TAGS CUSTOMS CHIEF, OTHER GOV’T EXECS AS ‘AGRI SMUGGLERS’

Bureau of Customs Chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero is in the list of alleged “agricultural smugglers or protectors”  along wirh other customs and agriculture officials, as well as several local government officials and private individuals.

Also In the list were Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan, Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) Director George Culaste, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Director Eduardo Gongona, among others.

 Outgoing Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar said on Monday that the agriculture officials were tagged in the Senate report as “agricultural smugglers or protectors.”

Corruption can’t be stopped, only minimized: Duterte

With only three days left before he steps down from office, outgoing President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said corruption cannot be stopped.“Corruption is endemic. It cannot be stopped but it can be minimized,” Duterte said in a speech during the oath-taking of local officials… Read More

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