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Redeeming the lost glory of brown rice

THE RICE TERRACES of Natonin town in Mt. Province grow “kintoman,” one of the varieties sought in the market for its health benefits. EV ESPIRITU

Time was when Filipinos cooked and ate brown rice because the only method to remove the husk of palay was by pounding it with a wooden pestle and mortar or a stone grinder.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bilibid moving to Ecija; old site soon a commercial area

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National Bilibid Prison

After nearly 75 years in Muntinlupa City, the national penitentiary is headed for the countryside.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Educational Camelot’ of the North

THE REIMER’S Hall inside the Central Luzon State University campus ran the first “talking movies” in Nueva Ecija province and also served as a social hall and a bowling alley. Lower photo shows the main gate of the CLSU, a familiar landmark in the Science City of Muñoz. 

Science City of Muñoz, NUEVA ECIJA—A quick survey of buildings and other structures at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija province will show a modern campus, far from its forerunners, Central Luzon Agricultural School (CLAS), established in 1907, and Central Luzon Agricultural College (CLAC), which was inaugurated in 1952.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

One grain at a time

PRECIOUS GRAINS A farmer harvests “kintoman,” an heirloom rice variety, grown in the fields of Maligcong village in Bontoc town, Mt. Province. EV ESPIRITU

Crisis or not, the supply of locally grown rice is constantly threatened by erratic weather, land conversion and even people’s changing diet.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Stigma from Ninoy slay now gone from Nueva Ecija town

SATURNINA Galman, mother of Rolando Galman, graces the cover of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine in 2003, on the 20th anniversary of the assassination of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. PHOTO REPRODUCTION BY ANSELMO ROQUE

ZARAGOZA, a farming town in the southwestern edge of Nueva Ecija province in the boundary of Tarlac province, shot to national consciousness after the Aug. 21, 1983 assassination of former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »