Ilocos Norte governor gets P100M for failed tomato venture founded by uncle, President Marcos

Joel F. Ariate Jr. | Vera Files
July 15, 2022
It was Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Manotoc, nephew of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. who revealed it.

In a July 6, 2022 press conference in Laoag City,  the son of Sen. Imee Marcos announced that the Department of Agriculture (DA), headed by his uncle, the President, had approved the release of P100 million to revive a tomato processing plant in his province. He said that tomato growers who supply their products to Northern Foods Corporation (NFC) could resume planting as soon as the new management took over.