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Study says lapu-lapu ‘threatened’ species

LAPU-LAPU COUNTRY There are at least 27 lapu-lapu
(grouper) species in the Philippines, of which six are “vulnerable”
or “near-threatened.” CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The expensive lapu-lapu (grouper) that we export to Hong Kong may be good business, but the traders may be signing the death papers of an already threatened species, according to molecular biologists.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sinag feeding program

Feeding program (2)

The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) on Wednesday kicked off a tour of provinces reeling from the effects of typhoons and floods as the group takes part in the global commemoration of World Food Day.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Storms cause P1.14B in crop damage

Floods waters from Marikina river (R) overflows to a street along the river and residences (L) in the suburbs of Manila on September 19, 2014. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital on September 19, stranding motorists and forcing tens of thousands to flee their flooded homes, officials said. AFP

Typhoon “Luis” and Tropical Storm “Mario” together exacted a heavy toll on farms amounting to P1.14 billion so far, based on an initial assessment by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

El Niño may yet be late and ‘weak’


The Philippines may dodge a major threat to domestic food production as the El Niño occurrence this year is likely to be weak, and its impact felt mostly in the southern hemisphere.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DA orders crackdown on expired imported meat


The Department of Agriculture is coordinating with local government units to crack down on imported meat that are being sold beyond the recommended date of consumption.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »