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There’s no use crying over the contentious coconut levy fund that the Supreme Court has ruled on recently.

Coconut farmers—plantation owners and their “kasama” or tenants—are about to become rich even without the coco levy fund.

There’s a great demand for coconut water, known locally as “buko” juice, in the US, Europe and China.

The demand for coconut water, now a better substitute for cola and energy drinks, is such that Brazil, a major supplier of oranges to the US, is currently engaged in the massive planting of coconut trees.

Some Brazilian orange plantation owners are switching to coconut, even if the trees will bear fruit in 10 years, because of the very high return of investment.

So while Brazil and other countries are undertaking the massive planting of coconut trees, the Philippines can cash in on the current demand for buko juice worldwide.

The Philippines is the world’s No. 1 coconut-grower.

Let’s forget about copra, a coconut by-product that goes into the making of soap and cooking oil.

These products are sold cheap because of its low demand worldwide.

Coconut has other more expensive by-products than copra which are also in demand in the world market.

Among these are the much vaunted virgin coconut oil, which has many medicinal uses; husk, used in making car upholstery and rope; and coconut shells, for making charcoal.

The world has not yet heard much of the potent alcoholic drinks made from coconut—“tuba” and “lambanog.”

When properly marketed, there is a strong possibility that tuba and lambanog will find  a niche among wine and liquor drinkers in the world.

* * *

Before Administrator Lito Banayo of the National Food Authority (NFA) imports rice in huge quantities, he will have to ask permission from Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

President Noy has made Alcala a virtual rice czar by having him approve all rice importations by the NFA.

In the past, the NFA was an independent agency.

* * *

Alcala has made a fearless forecast: by 2014, the country will be self-sufficient in rice that there will be no need to import the staple, he said.

To reach his goal, Alcala has ordered the Department of Agriculture to give more importance to rice and vegetable farmers by giving them easy access to farm inputs like fertilizer and equipment.

Alcala told this columnist his dream is to make the country progressive through its agricultural produce.

That’s why he wants the country to cash in on the great demand for buko juice worldwide, he added.

* * *

Aren’t government officials and employees banned from playing at the casinos?

A Pasay City prosecutor loses from P200,000 to P300,000 almost every night at the casinos.

He is a VIP card-holder, meaning he is  a big-time player.

A customs appraiser plays at the casino in Tagaytay City twice a week and loses P100,000 every time.

Where do these people get all that money to play at the gambling tables?

* * *

Binay bats for one verdant nuclear-free planet—headline.

The Vice President should also bat for a Makati City that is free from “B” (for Binay) signs and posters.

The Binays must be very obsessed with their name.


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Tags: Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala , Coconut , coconut water , corrupt customs appraiser , exporting coco water , gambling , Graft and Corruption , Lito Banayo , National Food Authority , NFA , Pasay City prosecutor gambling , President Benigno Aquino III , rice sufficiency , Vice President Jejomar Binay


  • quirinomayer

    “The Vice President should also bat for a Makati City that is free from “B” (for Binay) signs and posters.”

    Should be the whole country, Mon. We have multicabs in the LGUs marked with “Mayor Jejomar Binay” and likewise posters of him in Boy Scout uniform.  

    Mon, why don’t you write about the legality and propriety of  the face of Jejomar being painted on the multicabs donated by  Makati LGU?

    Jejomar as president is going to be a “B”  as in bangungot for the country. Since he will already be in Malacanang, everything he will do  will be geared towards keeping his hold on power like using all the resources of Makati and now the vice presidency for his obsession to become the first black president of the country.

  • magcalasL

    THAT IS VERY TRUE MR. TULFO. I’M SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING “B” EVERY WHERE IN MAKATI. GO TO THE MAKATI CITY HALL, “B” IS ALL OVER.

    IN 1986 WHEN BINAY WAS APPOINTED OFFICER IN CHARGE BY CORY, I WENT TO THE CITY HALL AND I SAW WORKERS, PUTTING THE “B” SIGN ALL OVER. FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MY MIND IS BINAY IS GOING TO BE A LIFETIME MAYOR OF MAKATI, THAT IS WHY HE PUTS A PERMANENT MARKET AT THE MAKATI CITY HALL. I LIKE WHAT BINAY HAD DONE FOR THE MAKATI RESIDENTS, BUT, GIVE OTHER PEOPLE A CHANCE TO SERVE ALSO. NUNG PANAHON NI MARCOS, SABI NYA KAY YABUT, AYAW UMALIS SA PWESTO GAYA NI MAKOY, PERO SYA DIN PALA, MAS MASAHOL PA.

    I’M SCARED WHEN BINAY IS ELECTED IS 2016 FOR PRESIDENT. I’M AFRAID AND LET’S ALL BE AFRAID ON WHAT THIS GUY CAN DO, LIFETIME PRESIDENT.

    • jojo_t

      kapag nagkataon pala, habambuhay na tayong magiging NOGNOG??!!

    • ynigooctaviano

      Anak ni Nognog = mayor iyon isa naman sa Congress ang tatay naman ay VP. Aba ang tawag diyan ay POLITICAL DYNASTY. Si Fr. Bernas kasi na one of the authors of the 1987 Constitution akala ko bawal ang Political Dynasty ay wala pa lang silbi ang 1987 Constitution. Si Fr. Bernas puro kasi sulat pero walang action.

  • batchmatters

    This is an overkill early campaigning by the popular vice-president who apparently takes nothing to chance his victory should he run for the presidency of this country.

  • fasoriamd

    Someday we are going to have a president where his face and the faces of his family be on the front door of every home, if we dont wise up people. And nobody can stop him.  

  • taga_labas

    Binay has done his homework well.  He has done no different from those in position now who remains in the minds of many (or achieved notoriety) by way of being (or marrying one who is) in the movie industry, staging coups, being sons of past presidents (politicians), gambling lords, being a fugitive or lawmen or having “new money”, or master of pick-up lines, etc.  I am beginning to notice more ads appearing on TV done by politicians under the guise of endorsing products.  Kanya-kanyang gimik lang po yan at ang pagbanngit dito ay puntos nanaman yan kay Binay di po ba?

  • mangwil

    ay naku…kami sa nha at other housing agencies nasusuka na sa mga kalokohan ni binay:

    1. nag organize siya ng mga housing caravan sa buong pinas.  ito yung oinulong niya ang mga mayors sa ibat ibang bayan para  mag “consultation” kuno. Kung anong ano ang pinangako para sa mga housing project.  Ito ang syeste, lahat na mga request sa mga mayors ipinasa lang sa NHA…sa NHA galit ang mga mayor kasi hindi daw nirelease ang mga pera?

    2. itong caravan na ito, para an lang sa kampo ni binay para sa 2016,  kinuha lang ang mga pangalan ng mga maliliit bna mayors para data base. at bonding kuno plus picture-picture

    • sorbetero

      Obvious na naghahanda ngayon pa man para sa 2016 ano.Kaya dapat magingat sa pagpili kung hindi, lahat ng magagandang nagawa at ginagawa ni PNoy ay mawawalang saysay lang pag itong mga ito na naman ang namayagpag sa eleksyon. Tignan nyo line-up ngayon pa lang at alam nyo na ang karugtong… sabi nga “birds of the same feather, steal together” di ba…?

  • randyaltarejos

    Then gone are the days when politicians will ever lure the poor and ignorant coconut farmers to vote for them in exchange for cold cash? What for? If ever this plan will prosper, I have no doubt in my mind that these millions of coco farmers will begin to decide for themselves as to who to vote for during elections. After all, they don’t need those money given by politicians so that they can be elected or re-elected to steal the taxpayers’ money again and again.

    As regards to the gambling addicts Mr. Tulfo mentioned above. Are we still surprised that there ar legal complaints that are quashed because grease money change hands at fixcals, or the prosecutors offices? The gambling customs employee no longer raises my eyebrows. He is only one among the bunch of corrupt BOC employees who gamble like they are one day millionaires. It is much easier to squander money if it comes from illegal sources.

  • dadinz

    Yan ang sakit ng mga pulitikong pilipino..Gustong ilathala ang pangalan sa lahat ng sulok ng mundo..Ganid sa kapangyarihan at sa lahat na ng bagay.Kawawang BAYAN kong Perlas ng Silangan..PALITAN na LAHAT ang TAO sa PILIPINAS!!!!!!PWEEEE!!!!!

  • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

    Naku naman Pilipinas, matauhan naman tayo. Pag si Abby Binay naging senator, presidente si Binay, pupunta na lang ako ng Afghanistan. Eh nung hindi nakaupo sa isang restaurant si Abby Binay, kahit na nagpakilala sya kasi fully book, the following day sarado yung resto. Wow, nakakatakot. Sabi ko nga kay Mike Enriquez, “scary ang mga Binay sa ginawa nila. Di pa presidente, ganun ng umasta.” Ang sagot ni Mike sa akin: “MISMO!”

    If I may, let me share what Mr. Joel Reyes Zobel wrote in his column in The Philippine Business and News Forum and Editorial ng Bayan in GMA-DZBB 4-5PM program about Binay. The title of his article written last July 6, 2010 was “Half Full. Half Empty”. Here goes:

    I have gone through 5 days with Binay and I already miss Noli De Castro who was a very low profile but efficient worker. De Castro worked on the housing program and his role as Vice President with basically the same resources. Never quibbled, tried to be effective without drawing too much attention to himself. Conversely, Binay never took a break from his usual self. First is his beef with the wang-wang. Before you know it, he is beating a red light and going into a no entry street. You should have seen his face when Kara David queried him on the infractions. His reaction was a king who was vexed because a citizen was bold enough to ask his royal highness. Before you know it, he is asking for a palace, the coconut palace. Personally, I think this should be given to him so he can stay indoors and refrain from being a clear and present danger on the street.

    As my lola used to say, “beware of coconuts in palaces.” For all intents and purposes, it is already a deadly confirmation. I have always said that the worst kind of animals is the one who endangers others. An African proverb goes, “If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.” Last May we voted the top 2 officials of the land. President Aquino leading by example. Perhaps, the African proverb might be wrong. If you run after two hares, you might catch both, although they may not be the same quality.

    Now think about it… and how will he behave when he sits down as president…. GOD forbid!

    • Nikki Sacramento

      Unfortunately, many are deceived by the Binays. They think makamasa sya at tutulong sa mga mahihirap. Yung mga kinukurakot nya ang pinamimigay nya. Ikanga, “One for the poor, 9 for me!”. Grabe yang mga yan akala mo sya may ari ng Makati. Sa ibang part ng Metro Manila walang number coding sa Republic of Makati meron. 

      • Ross18

         Hi Nikki, I admire you motto in your profile.

  • Ulipur

    Name the prosecutor. Name the customs appraiser.

  • JK1000

    Hindi ba itong si VP Binay may kasong Graft charges sa Makati noong siya ay Mayor..Bakit naging VP siya ?

  • kilabot

    binay, roxas they’re two sides of the same coin. bayani fernando pa rin mas magaling, walang takot at sinusunod ang batas. tagal naman ng 2016 para masipa na itong si pnoy “the patient” president.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Sows wala naman ginagawa si Abby Binay for district 2 o kahit sa tongreso.

    Nagpakalat lang ng kalendaryo para matandaan sila ng mga binabaaran nilang mga bobotante sa Makati.

  • kismaytami

    Pinagmamalaki ng mga Binay ang Makati. Asus, hangin pa lang masama na sa kalusugan!

    Tamang-tama yan, hindi na utu-uto ang tawag sa karamihan ng mga botanteng Pilipino, kundi ‘B’ as in bopols, bobo, bobita.

  • UrHONOR

    HUWAG ninyong minamaliit si Binay……may nagsabi sa akin na related daw sila, sabi ni Barock Obama.

  • Mytzteplix

    Hay naku Tulfo ingit ka lang. Palibasa TH kang columnist at wala pumapansin sa iyo.

  • gildoluz

    its very obvious that BINAY is laying a ground work for his 2016 shot at the presidency. be cautious binay, too much early plans might kill you. there’s a rumor, too, that you are planning to allign w/ GMA allies just to assure your winnings in 2016!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    Those billions are too big to be forgotten and ignored by the coconut farmers. These lifetime savings for the old and aging farmers, not the young farmers. Don’t ever make this kind of suggestion, unless this writer was hired to suppress the voice of the coconut farmers.

  • http://twitter.com/kixavedash Wade Pineda

    Noynoying now… Nognoging soon!

    • JK1000

      Ok lang Na Noynoying basta hindi corrupt, ang Nognoging sure corrupt yan

      • Ben Tampadong

        Well kung ikukumpara mo naman yung nagawa ni Nognoging kesa sa binoto mong noynoying? Dalhin mo si pnoy sa makati gawin mong mayor baka nga wala ring mangyari , sus!

  • caster1234

    ang kay Juan ay para kay Juan, wag mo sabihin “T.Y” na lang ung Coco levy. Pinaghirapan din ung ng mga farmers for decades. At saka ung sinasabi mong Buko juice demand from US and Europe, wala pa un atang ng invest para ganong plano at the gov’t effort to push through is not that strong.

  • boypalaban

    sige kalimutan na yang coco levy fund basta sunugin na nang buhay lahat ng mga nangurakot diyan kasama na ang pamilya nila….ubusin lahat ng mga walang kwentang lahi…sige kapag ginawa yan, kalimutan na ng mga magsasaka yang coco levy na yan….ayos ba tulfo? ayos ba mag-isip si boypalaban?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       ayos na ayos, multiple murder at torture yang gagawin mo, hindi ka na makakalabas sa kulungan pag nagawa mo na ang krimen na yan

  • Cruxofthematter

    The Binays own the Philstar website. A post on Binay welcoming the pressing of charges vs 3 illegal recruiters has been there, for almost a year. Philstar seems to work for Binay and that may be attributed to his rising popularity. Remember Apomuceno, how he almost acted like he was the judge, the police and everything all in one. Deplorable Philippines.

  • Cruxofthematter

    Ops, the Binays VIRTUALLY own the Philstar website.

  • johnsonabadsantos

    Binay’s obsession with their name is an interesting observation. I have not been to Makati in many years so I am not aware of the B signs.  This kind of obsession is symptomatic of a self
    centered mind. It is an occupation with wanting to be high and mighty, hero and master which can  border on delusionary imaginings. In a politician, It displays self importance via its earthly worldly name more important than service to others, country and God which values humility. 
    Not so. It perceives what perhaps the name lacks and desires its name to be placed on a pedestal or to be truly sikat by all means.  It is to place the Binay name with the likes of Filipino greats such as the Madrigals, the Ayalas and the Sorianos who are rich barons. Or the likes of  the Aquinos, the Marcoses, the Aguinaldos, the Rizals, who among others, are synomynous with the political life in the Philippines. This is probably what Binay simply desires. And he wants to be President to achieve this. By the way, where the Binay signs in Makati paid for by Binay himself or are they government of people’s money?  Go Binay Go!  Don’ t let your name
    so south or people might think Binay-pass ka ng panahon!.

    • philhumanist

      Agree.  I hope more people would realize the danger posed by this Binay clan.  The time he becomes president will be the start of another disastrous dynasty in the country.  If they were able to make Makati a Binay city, they will make the entire Philippines a Binay country.  Though there’s a significant difference there.  Makati has become progressive ‘inspite’ of the Binays for obvious reasons.  But the whole country under the Binays will be a lot different scenario.  I hope more reporters/writers would do extensive investigation/research and expose the Binays for what they are.

      • DarkJustice

        Why single out BInay for investigation? Why not all Mayors in the Philippines???
        Tama??

      • philhumanist

        Yes, in general all mayors or politicians should be subject to investigation. We’re not singling out Binay.  It’s only because his name has recently cropped up regularly in newspapers giving some indication that he has started campaigning, and he himself confirmed his candidacy for presidency in the next elections.  It’s but natural that the focus will be on him.  Certainly, I will be more interested to investigate first someone who had made known his ambition to be president than a mayor in a far-flung town whose name is not even mentioned in any paper. 

      • TeabagDeluxe

        I remember my mom telling me that Binay was anti-political dynasties during Marcos’ time (I was still a toddler when he got booted out). Yet after the EDSA revolution, first thing he did was start a political dynasty in Makati. And if I remember correctly, he served for three straight terms since he was assigned as acting mayor all the way to 1998, then his wife ran and won (since you cannot serve for more than three straight terms), then in 2001 ran and won again.

        What a hypocrite.

  • 444mangyan888

    the first thing Binay floated upon assuming the vice presidency is about putting up a bank for OFWs. I commented in  another newspaper ( not as open and deep as Inquirer..)  “na ka-aga naman ng preparasyun ni Binay para sa presidential elections…pagkukunan agad ng pondo ang naisip eh..” He did not pursue further the idea..nabuko siguro. Come to think of it, he amassed so much wealth from being a local executive in the country’s most progressive city.. and it is widely known how tongpats in this city go..!!! Ano pa kaya pag siya ang naging presidente..?? he has departed way off the track from being a human rights lawyer in the past, although he still practices masa-fringe lifestyle but only for his political dreams agenda…sori po Bise..pero di kita iboboto, saka mangangampanya ako sa mga kaibigan at pamilya..unless i see a sign of you going back to your basic “you”. who knows, di ba? you were raised in a very challenging environment.. so it oculd be our hope that you would eventually revert to becoming a “basic” man…honest..truthful..pro-people…

    • DarkJustice

      HIndi ako maka-BInay pero inabot ko si Yabut as Mayor,ikaw inabot mo ba si Yabut? Nakita mo bang may nabago o napaunlad ni Yabut ang Makati sa loob ng 25 yrs,wala??? EH ok pa si Binay eh,ang laki ng binago sa Makati,lalo na sa Ft Bonifacio dati na mga Barangay..Sa tingin mo,sinong Mayor sa Pilipinas ang hindi tumitira???Oroginally,tatakbo talagang Presidente yan,umatras lang dahil si PNOy ay tumakbo,bilang respesto kay COry! SIno ba ang loyal kay COry noong panahon ng kaguluhan,isa si BInay doon! SI ROxas ba,nakita mo sa rebolusyon?? Kung maglalagay sya ng ng bangko para sa OFW ay dahil para sa aming mga OFW yun. Kahit hindi mo iboto si Binay,for sure,mananalo yan kung tatakbo presidente!

      • bahog_itlog

        Talagang die hard fan ito ni Binay.

      • ikabod_bubwit

        Ft. Bonifacio (lalo na yung parts na binenta ng BCDA) is in Taguig, not Makati. Though Makati filed suit over Taguig for portions that were “considered” part of Makati (Bonifacio Global City or BGC), President Ramos signed special patents conveying BCDA public lands to Taguig, upheld by a court in 2003. Taguig also filed suit against Makati which is still pending. So unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise, the entirety of Ft. Bonifacio belongs to Taguig.

        And as I said that though I’m not for Binay, I agree that he will definitely win if he runs for President. Meron syang “masa” touch like Erap. Tapos ayun, recently lang magka-alyansa na rin sila ni Erap.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/RXZ5XENTQSFR6HPWMLEUG3TGGY Kerby

        Kung may pinagbago man ang Makati, walang masyadong kinalaman ang mga Binay dun. Ayala ang nagpaunlad sa makati bilang nagmamay-ari ng halos buong Makati

    • ikabod_bubwit

       I’m not for Binay particularly. To me, he’s just another crook in sheep’s clothing. I mean why be content with “pocketing” government contracts in Makati when you can have the whole country? Kunsabagay, kung lahat ng government officials na nagsinungaling sa SALN ay matanggal, e wala na tayong gobyernong matira. But the signs are there. He will definitely run for President. Malamang maging running mate nya si Escudero.

  • tarikan

    The Binays are not only obsessed with their name but also treat Makati as if it’s a separate republic, has its own traffic rules and not conforming with the MMDA’s. Like for instance the MMDA announced a suspension of color coding starting yesterday (Monday) for a one week period. Makati announced its color coding suspension will start on Holy Thursday and end the next Monday. Even on color coding window of 10 am to 3 pm weekdays the city does not implement. Who are these people who run Makati, a law unto themselves? We don’t mind if Makati is located in the middle of Manila Bay that does not inconvenience a lot of people. Jojo, Junjun ano ba kayo manhid? Kasing itim ng balat nyo ang budhi nyo!!!

    • WeAry_Bat

       It’s not only traffic.  Makati seems to have a high tax rate for companies than other cities.  Yet we don’t see an end in flooding and side streets still in disrepair…Where is the money going??

      • DarkJustice

        Ok,bakit hindi mo tanungin noong nakaupo si Yabut for 25 yeras,may nagawa ba sa MAkati? Teka,inabot mo ba si yabut?Baka baguhan ka lang sa Makati o bata ka pa sa Makati!

      • WeAry_Bat

         Let me rephrase my question. 

        As of now, why is there still flooding and bad streets even if the tax rate is quite high?

      • Pepe Smith

        WeAry_Bat, I am presently in the US, but let me assure you one thing, flooding in Metro Manila will never be solved because it can never be solved unless everyone decides to abandon it and let nature allow the siltation from the mountains of Rizal to inundate the lowlands. There are only few areas in MManila that are flood free. I was there for more than 30 years and no single local government can solve the perrenial flooding problem, not even the national government otherwise tapos na san yang pagbabaha na yan. Bad streets? I do believe that whoever is the mayor of Makati, it still is better compared to other Metro Manila local government.

      • WeAry_Bat

        Some streets in Makati improved in the time it takes for the flood to go down.  Some takes a long time to drain even after the rain, but a look into the areas points to a simple clearing of the drainage.

        You may have been into the better streets.  But if you have to veer away from the traffic, then you may see some of the streets.

    • http://profiles.google.com/forestking19 Ryan Barcelo

       If I am not mistaken, long before MMDA established its traffic system, Makati already had one and and an effective one. I don’t see the point of blaming Makati.

      On Makati being thought as a “separate republic,” well, it might have the right to say so. The City is only about 7% dependent on the National Government. Its government can function utilizing only local resources. Surely, we cannot blame the rich for their being rich.

      • DarkJustice

        Agree!

      • Ulipur

        And Makati is helping other sister cities in the Philippines.

      • tarikan

        Mr. Ryan with due respect when I mentioned Makati being a “separate republic” it was not because of its income. Of course it can ignore the rest of the MMDA because it is rich. But what about conforming to the rules set by the MMDA of which Makati is a bonafide member? You enjoy the suspension of the color coding in metro Manila but you can’t pass through Makati? Might as well break from the Authority so people won’t be confused. Contradicting the very purpose of the MMDA because it can? What stupidity!!!

        ________________________________
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        Ryan Barcelo wrote, in response to tarikan:
        If I am not mistaken, long before MMDA established its traffic system, Makati already had one and and an effective one. I don’t see the point of blaming Makati.

    • http://twitter.com/akosijapney Al Japney J. Loredo

      Actually, the local government can do that on their district/municipality, as per local government code. 

      • tarikan

        As I said Mr. Al Japney, I don’t mind if Makati does not conform to MMDA’s rules/ordinances if it is located in the middle of Manila Bay. Pordiosporsanto it is in the middle of the metropolis and is very much inconveniencing the public!!! Porque it is in the local govt code, by virtue of IDIOTIC leadership, they implement something that screws the public good? How pedestrian that reason is!!! Mind you of all MMDA members it is only Makati that goes against the grain, severely compromising the very purpose of the Authority.

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        Al Japney J. Loredo wrote, in response to tarikan:
        Actually, the local government can do that on their district/municipality, as per local government code. Link to comment

    • Ulipur

      But Makati is still the best run city in the Philippines, I think.

      • tarikan

        Maybe it’s because of the Ayala business center not because of that freakin, wide eyed Junjun Binay. Makati has become the fiefdom of the Binays. Look outside the Ayala district, it’s the same standard as the rest of the metropolis. Marikina city is several notches above them.

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        Ulipur wrote, in response to tarikan:
        But Makati is still the best run city in the Philippines, I think. Link to comment

  • antonioluna

    even if buko juice will be as profitable as projected, farmers will have no economic gains just like those farmers tilting their land for palay because eventually cartel will take control and for the farmers to get the share that they deserve cartel should be eradicated.

    • jostarjr

      How will you eradicate cartel. Cartel is backed up by a lot of capital and big capital is needed for proper processing and marketing of the products. The smallll coconut farmers need this in order to efficiently bring their products to market. You will need the proper storage, packaging, refrigeration, transportation, advertisement, distribution etc.. How can Juan afford all these when he is ” isang kayod isang tuka’” The only thing he can do is do what he knows how to do best. Grow the coconuts and form cooperatives to take advantage of economy in numbers so he can get a better price for his produce. 
      Something you should understand;  the cost of actual content of  soda you drink is at the most only 10% of what you pay for it in the store. 

      • antonioluna

         cartel is an organized crime just like drug cartel in mexico, you were asking how to eradicate it, go figure.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BGEXLIHIZFFENAK67D436QPP74 PBA

    Liberal Party’s demolition of Binay starts early

  • Pepe Smith

    Tulfo, let me ask you, where did you get your data that our country is the number one producer of coconuts? Second, your stupidity in saying that it will take 10 years for a coconut to bear fruit is the height of  kabobohan. Haven’t you heard of the hybrids that was introduced way back  in early 80′s all over Asia that a 5-7 year old coconut plant can produce 80-90%  of a 15 year old native tree? I can show you the trees that I planted in 1980 that started producing in 1986 and are still vigorously producing now. You will be better off if you try to learn or research first on topics that you intend to write.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3A4ECUMKAGW7UBSHPBQXZVU2ZY Noynoying

      relax lng pre.. gs2 lng ni tulfo makatulong. matanda ka na nga tlga. kc tagal mo na ngtanim. mainitin na ulo mo.. for every 1000 coconuts 700 klos of copra lng yan.. X 32-40pesos present copra price so mgkano? around 28k lng while benta mo buong coconut around 6 per piece mgkano?? 60k.. labor pa sa pgluto at pgkuha ng copra idagdag mo pa!!!!  san ka ngaun? BOBO MO!!!

      • 444mangyan888

        hehe…that’s Inquirer..!!! yung PSN nakakainis..freedom of the press daw..!! dami na natututunan ni manong Mon sa mga comments pa la-ang ah..hehe

  • stanfordmillbrand

    ang arte mo naman mon. buti nga si binay “B” lang ang nilagay e. tumakbo ka kaya ng matingnan natin kung ano pakulo mo

  • wawa2172

    I remember nag ala Rambo pa si Binay when he was accused by the past admin of corruption. I guess there was basis to it as cases were filed at the ombudsman and he was supposed to be suspended. Binays wealth leap and bound when his family ruled Makati. If SALN would be the basis then he could not afford what he have as public official of Makati. Binay turn Makati as his republic. Well politicians start from being poor but change to being super rich and powerful when they are seated. Anyway, Binay has appeal to the masa like Erap kaya magandang laban ito after Noy term ends. Noy better perform well, that’s the only the rich Roxas chance of beating Binay. Oh well, wala na bang mas matino?

    • philhumanist

      “Oh well, wala na bang mas matino?”.  Hay, same question here.  Parang ang answer eh wala.  I believe the problem is rooted in the way our political system works.  Kasi mula pa lang sa kabataang barangay, barangay chairman up to the presidency, ang kailangan para manalo ka eh pera at pandaraya.  One may be the fittest and most qualified to become a senator or congressman, for example, but without the required financial machinery he has no chance to win.  Pag tumanggap naman siya ng financial backing from certain groups, siguradong may kapalit din. Then, the honest, qualified ones only know too well the highly-entrenched cancer of corruption in the government which would even mean risking his and his family’s lives in fighting it.So, sino ang natitira?  Yung mga trapos (local and national) na na-master how our system works and know how to take advantage of it; those using their popularity (actors like Bong Revilla, Lito Lapid, Tito Sotto, Jinggoy, etc.) and those banking on the legacy/names of their clan (the Cayetanos, Aquinos, Pimentels, etc.).  In short, the most important criterion of being the most qualified for the position is set aside. 
      Just look at the composition of Congress and Senate. You can only feel disgusted and helpless.  Ano nga kaya solusyon? 

  • bigmach4

    Binay for Prez. Ecudero for Vice Prez. Joker Arroyo for Barangay Chairman he is hoping he will win.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/APG4EF4E2BYT3C7NLOVNXKF64Y albert

    binay is also part of the yellow army. under cory`s term .. binay was appointed by cory as makati oic.

  • dontblockme

    Tulfo is turning yellow. Magkano ba Mon?…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

    As a lifelong Makati resident, I’m just going to say I despise Binay, and believe he’s a corrupt piece of excrement.

    I REALLY REALLY hope he isn’t going to be the next president.  If he wins, it’ll be the GMA days again.

    • TGM_ERICK

      Agree!

    • Ulipur

      At this time it seems that the possible presidential candidates in 2016 will be Roxas, Binay, Escudero or Marcos. Who is your choice?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EXFI4EUGM23PQ4FMQKLVH36OXI Jose

        Roxas.  He’s not perfect, but he’s the best out of those options, in my opinion.  I think Binay will be the favorite though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPVUYCML46QCAJM5N2O4GNID24 tony

      Ang Pinas meron na ngang senador na mukhang unggoy (si miriam) tapos pag nanalo si binay, meron na ring presidentend mukha ring unggoy …imbes na republika ng pilipinas dapat tawagin na lang republika ng mga mukhang unggoy!

  • hustlergalore

    Binay bats for one verdant nuclear-free planet—headline.
    The Vice President should also bat for a Makati City that is free from “B” (for Binay) signs and posters.
    The Binays must be very obsessed with their name.

    - that is what you call personalizing. you know, you personalized things that you own.
    many are doing it. LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44AL5ELD5H5FBAZQ3WMTMKIKCM Manggoding Goding

    Binays obsessed with their name….

    My question is….your headline is BINAY but you talk of BUKO, .
    BINAY is synonymous to MAKATI. He is bonafide original from Makati.
    Born and grew up in Makati and still serving in Makati.
    Whereas you Tulfo, you are from a very far remote area of Davao Oriental Manay and you are questioning Binay.

    On the other hand, you said Coconut farmers—plantation owners and their “kasama” or tenants—are about to become rich even without the coco levy fund.
    Easier said than done.

    • marriondale

      Are they really from Makati or Isabela.  Binay is close to Presiident cory at that time when he became mayor of makati.  But since becoming mayor of makati, I don’t know of any mayor of Makati without the surname Binay. No difference in rizal, The Ynareses and the duavits are there for a very long time and they do not want to give a chance to others to control this province.

  • Ulipur

    Alcala and the PCA are caught sleeping on their jobs relative to pests that are now threatening to destroy coconut trees in the provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon.

    Tulfo is not an authority on coconut.

     

  • pepengkabayo

    If I were Tulfo I will go back to Davao Oriental and help his provincemates especially the coconut farmers.
    Daghan kalubihan dinha sa Davao Oriental.

    Binay did not go somewhere else to seek fortune but stay in Makati the place of his birth.
    No one can question the Binays when it comes to Loyalty.
    They are loyal to the town where they were born.
    Binay is Makati and Makati is for all people.

    • lestat_lui

      Ano daw?!..

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/34GM2ASY763P7BTXR6GY2FQPYM Robert

         ewan pre, may sense daw?

      • 444mangyan888

        hu..? 

    • Philcruz

      I just hope that soon it will not be “Binay is the Philippines and all in the Philippines is Binay’s.”

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3A4ECUMKAGW7UBSHPBQXZVU2ZY Noynoying

      pre ndi ka nga ngkamali kc bumalik c tulfo sa davao oriental ngdala ng investor pra bumili ng mga niyog. kung ayw mo maniwala contact mo ang local government dun kc pinasa na nila ang plano sa local govt. THANKS MON! 

  • MangDolphy

     Puede ba tignan muna kung ano ginagawa ng PCA sa problema sa niyog? Ang Brontispa Longissima na pumapatay sa ekta-ektaryang niyugan sa Quezon at Laguna yan din ang problema dito sa Visayas. Medyo humupa lang ngayon dahil tag-ulan. Galing daw ito sa Thailand at ito din ang sumira sa kanilang niyugan doon. Ipinasok daw ito sa bansa ng Bulacan gardens sa pamamagitan ng imported decorative palms. Sa tag-araw baka umatake na naman itong peste na ito na pumapatay ng mga bata at bagong tanim na niyog. Dito sa amin wala kaming nararamdamang tulong na ginagawa ang PCA. Ano kaya ginagawa sa budget?

  • KonsensyaNgBayan

    Thanks Tulfo for pointing to us the issue about Coconut Industry. I agree with most of your ideas but not with the slowing down of copra production. The PCA should control the production of each Coconut product by each region and make the supply of copra sufficiently because right now Coconut oil is now making a comeback in the market. PCA should also support the likes of MangDolphy and Ulipur and all coconut farmer in combatting the coconut pest before everything will be lost. including the industry….

  • tulfotumbong

    Pagka-habahaba ng article mo sa coco juice pero ang title ng aticulo mo ay Binays obsessed with their name. BAKIT ? Bakit 3 lang ang sentence mo tungkol sa mga Binay. Takot ka bang bumanat sa mga Binay? Sana nag-ulat ka kung saan-saan naka tatak ang Binay at ang letrang ‘B’ sa Makati ng para naging mas maka hulugan ang article mo.

  • ClaroMente

    I really hope this coconut water business picks up.  Give a chance to our kababayans in the poor coconut regions to better their lives…

  • http://twitter.com/MarkMen2000 MarkMen2000

    Binay is really obessed with his name. It’s a sign that this man is very serious to become the next president of our country. 

  • les21reago

    BINAY is obsessed with PRESIDENCY not with the Nuclear FREE mantra…Binay is threading FINE line these days and will continue until 2016…It is GOOD to see BINAY the candidate so he could return back the money to the people by massive SPENDING on his candidacy…This is a REAL and classic example of building CASTLE out of SAND…True, DIVINE intervention is a surprise and even one could think of its destiny and call it one last cry?

  • Philcruz

    I just hope that Danding and San Miguel don’t muscle out the coconut farmers once again by getting into the buko juice business.  That would really be adding salt to the injury they have already caused the farmers. 

  • pedronimo

    It’s about time that the Phiippines exported Coco juice to the USA. I lived in NJ for some ten years and would always go for ice-cold coco juice than the colas, but it’s made in Thailand. Nasaan ang gawang Pinas?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

    “The Philippines is the world’s No. 1 coconut-grower. ”

    Kulang na naman sa research. Matagal na tayo nalampasan ng Indonesia. Ngayon ay India ang number 1, pangatlo na lang tayo.

    • Ulipur

      No 1 is either Indonesia or Philippines. As of 2009 Philippines was no 1.

      This time India could only be a distant no. 3.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DVP4NE2IHZLHNZIQODT3RNGNSM Lawrence

    Mag-google ka man lang sana.

  • pepengkabayo

    Coconut farmers—plantation owners and their “kasama” or tenants—are about to become rich even without the coco levy fund

    How about those Buko Vendors, the one pushing kariton tapos babalatan ang buko ng matalas na itak, are they getting rich too.
    If that is true, then I will sell buko too in kariton.

    And how could the Binays obsessed with their name, Binay eh it is the ugliest name so far.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3A4ECUMKAGW7UBSHPBQXZVU2ZY Noynoying

      sana bago ka mgcomment intindihin mo muna at mg.research ka..
      kapag binili ang isang buong niyog lahat ng ito ay napakikinabangan. buko juice copra and charcoal at sa planta to ginagawa pre. utak kabayo ka !

  • MG

    Siguro si ER Ejercito kasama ni Binay sa propaganda at ang mukha niya, sa pagitan pa naman ni Rizal at Virgin Mary, ay naka pastel sa buong Laguna. May balak ang mama sa pagka senador ang balita. Asawa niya siyempre ang uupong gob. Kawawa naman tayo sa Laguna.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_22PRRPV4XKOOIC5TBS2ZLT7PZQ Tirador Ngbuwaya

    Very good observations  Mr. Tulfo. . . maaga na ngang nangangampanya si Binay at ang mga trapong kasama nya pati na yung convicted plunderer. . .  nagulat nga ako na pati si Koko Pimentel, maaga na ding nangangampanya. . . dati bilib ako dyan, nawalang bigla. . trapo na din pala . . . . DAPAT  TRABAHO MUNA PARA SA BAYAN, TSAKA NA YANG PULITIKA, . . PATAY  TAYO DYAN ! pag yang mag iyan ang ibinoto natin. . . para tayong kumuha ng mga batong ipinukpok sa mga ulo natin. . .yung  listahan ng mga senator- candidates nila, . . . PURO TRAPO. . .

  • INQ_reader

    “…The world has not yet heard much of the potent alcoholic drinks made from coconut—’tuba’ and ‘lambanog’…”

    I read of news that the branded lambanog named VuQo was part of the gift items given to actors and actresses during the Oscar Awards night.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6J4GITQVCV5ENHNN3XD5OF5IU Tagumpay

    there must be way to SAVE the coconut water drained down the sink in public markets. SANA NAMAN MAGLAGAY NG INFRASTRUCTURE ANG GOVERNMENT para imbes na masayang, maging pera ng naghihirap na niyog vendor

  • unc_sammy

    Thailand is exporting rice as far as my father could recall. The reason is, self sufficiency in rice is the King’s priority, meaning, he heads the Ministry of Agriculture. From PNoy onwards, every president of the Philippines must take this is a cue.. .  a hands-on job at the Department of Agriculture.

    • AntiAko

      thailand has wider area and smaller population (around 35 Million people less than us).  Unless we have an effective population control program we will never attain rice/agricultural sufficiency…

      Alcala: get real…

  • jostarjr

    Mr. Tulfo if Secretary Alcala is to reach his objective, he should support the farmers and palay growers first. 
    Our farmers know how to grow the palay. 
    The government can help them by maintaining a viable buying price.
    Help them in the drying and storage. I you drive along the roads within the palay growing areas during the harvest season, the roads are covered with drying palay in the sun. The waste in labor and the harvest is tremendous. If the sun does not shine and they cannot dry the palay it goes to waste very fast especially during the rainy season harvest. Investment in big efficient drying facilities is very expensive and beyond the capitalization of ordinary farmers and growers. Why can,t the government invest in these facilities distributed in nareas accessible to the farmers.
    This is not “rocket” science. Wheat and corn are being dried this way in US and Canada and in Vietnam. The facilities does not even have to be subsidized. I can be operated at a profit if operated properly.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GLLLMBSX5AMH3KQSHIIRQQYRGM milo go

    Rather than spend time bashing these politicos and the way they “appoint” each other to lead us and do not forsee any change in the forseeable future. What we need to do and mobilize and form our own NGO or citizen panel to force them to provide us a platform to implement needed change to improve our living conditions. I would like to see their platforms in terms of the following categories: Education, allevating poverty, pollution, transfortation, population control, security, peace and order, protecting our forest and environment, helping our OFWs, how to make us competitive, etc. Let us focus on these issues rather than personalities. We need to force the media including TV, radio and print to focus on these issues and change the narratives

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NS5RR3UCADHSAUR4LRIAFAMS2I Zen Bautista

    The last time I was in PI was 2007, were SB at QC already replace with HB???? how about those smiley faces with ” BIGOTE” in Caloocan……..Why single out Binay????

    • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

      Because Binay’s corruption stinks up to heaven which makes the angels puke. :-)

  • http://pinoy-politics.blogspot.com Monsi Serrano

    Wow, the corrupt people forging grand alliance. I am not surprised. The itchy bitchy Mitos Magsaysay who continues to bash Aquino is akin to a pot calling the kettle black. What has she done for the people of Zambales? Wala. Puro papuri lang sa magnanakaw na si Gloria.  For sure Binay will forge alliance even with the devil in the deep blue see so long as he will win the 2016 election. Hindi din ako magtataka kung isasangla nya ang kaluluwa nya kay Satanas manalo lang sya!

    Naku naman Pilipinas, matauhan naman tayo. Pag si Abby Binay naging senator, presidente si Binay, pupunta na lang ako ng Afghanistan. Eh nung hindi nakaupo sa isang restaurant si Abby Binay, kahit na nagpakilala sya kasi fully book, the following day sarado yung resto. Wow, nakakatakot. Sabi ko nga kay Mike Enriquez, “scary ang mga Binay sa ginawa nila. Di pa presidente, ganun ng umasta.” Ang sagot ni Mike sa akin: “MISMO!”

    If I may, let me share what Mr. Joel Reyes Zobel wrote in his column in The Philippine Business and News Forum and Editorial ng Bayan in GMA-DZBB 4-5PM program about Binay. The title of his article written last July 6, 2010 was “Half Full. Half Empty”. Here goes:

    I have gone through 5 days with Binay and I already miss Noli De Castro who was a very low profile but efficient worker. De Castro worked on the housing program and his role as Vice President with basically the same resources. Never quibbled, tried to be effective without drawing too much attention to himself. Conversely, Binay never took a break from his usual self. First is his beef with the wang-wang. Before you know it, he is beating a red light and going into a no entry street. You should have seen his face when Kara David queried him on the infractions. His reaction was a king who was vexed because a citizen was bold enough to ask his royal highness. Before you know it, he is asking for a palace, the coconut palace. Personally, I think this should be given to him so he can stay indoors and refrain from being a clear and present danger on the street.

    As my lola used to say, “beware of coconuts in palaces.” For all intents and purposes, it is already a deadly confirmation. I have always said that the worst kind of animals is the one who endangers others. An African proverb goes, “If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.” Last May we voted the top 2 officials of the land. President Aquino leading by example. Perhaps, the African proverb might be wrong. If you run after two hares, you might catch both, although they may not be the same quality.

    Now think about it… and how will he behave when he sits down as president…. GOD forbid!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK53CWTIGIYD4GC6QLUOAM4O3Q Trooper

    After GMA and Corona Yellow armies next target is VP BInay

  • http://twitter.com/Anton0613 anton

    Binay is an example of a true and real TRAPO. Gagawin ang lahat para manalo kahit kumampi pa kay satanas. Ito ang taong huwag iboto sa susunod na election lalo na sa pagka-presidente. Please stop featuring Binay, whether it’s a good or bad news kasi this early nangangampanya na siya!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DH5D5H6XIXUJUHGMEHUWZFVIOU Dionisio

    lahat na lang gustong maging politiko KASI nasa PULITKA ang MALAKING PERA  halos lahat ay GAHAMAN AT GANID DITO



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