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Storms cause P1.14B in crop damage

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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’

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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

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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 »

Farmers, traders hit BOC pork scam

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The pork scam appears to have reached the Bureau of Customs.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Public told: Take the fish you need, let go of the rest

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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has warned of a possible shortage of fish products, if the catching of fish uncaged during the onslaught of typhoon “Glenda” (Rammasun) is left uncontrolled.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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