Trader denies importing ‘hot rice’

-A A +A

Thursday, January 23, 2014

CEBU businessman David G. Lim yesterday said he has not imported rice recently but he appeared before the Senate Committee on Agriculture out of respect to the senators.

Lim told Sun.Star Cebu that he does not know how his name reached the Senate committee, which is investigating reports of rice smuggling in the country.

“The senators asked me if I am importing rice, and I replied no. That's it,” Lim said.

A separate investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation reveals that a rice smuggling group, headed by a David Tan, is operating in the country. Businessman David Bangayan appeared before the Senate committee to deny allegations that he is David Tan.

In a phone interview yesterday, Lim admitted that they used to import rice in 2012, but it was his wife Judilyn “Bebong” Lim who handled the business.

He said that all their shipments were covered by importation papers from the National Food Authority.

He said he later stopped the rice importation business and focused on his trucking company.

When pressed for other details of their rice importation business before, Lim said he cannot discuss the matter since it was his wife who was directly involved in the operations of the company.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 23, 2014.

Local news

DISCLAIMER: Sun.Star website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessary reflect the views of the Sun.Star management and its affiliates. Sun.Star reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules: Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent and respectful. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!
Holy Week 2014

FOREX: US$ 1.00 = PhP 44.420

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine Lotto Results

Gamesort iconCombinations
Swertres Lotto 11AM8-9-8
Swertres Lotto 4PM4-5-2
Swertres Lotto 9PM6-0-7
EZ2 Lotto 9PM04-02
public media
Plus and Special
Channel 14

Today's front page

Sun.Star Cebu front page for April 21, 2014

Other front pages

Sun.Star Jobs
  • SunStar Celebrity
  • Philippine Polls
  • Festivals
  • Pacman blog
  • Calamity Report
  • Sinulog
  • Pnoy
  • Habemus Papam
  • Sun.Star Zup!
  • tell it to sunstar
  • Obituary
  • Filipino Abroad
  • Sunstar Multimedia
  • ePaper
  • Technology
  • goodearth