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Tips in storing water offered during waterless Holy Week


When storing water for household use, one should use containers with covers. If not, the water should be used within two days.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Water utilities see no shortage this summer

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Building. FILE PHOTO

The two water utilities in Metro Manila are keeping cool about the water supply situation during the summer months, steering clear of raising any warning related to a possible shortage.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Parts of Metro Manila, Cavite province to go dry during Holy Week


Looks like residents in certain areas of Metro Manila and Cavite province will be forgoing not only food but also water during Holy Week.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Explain, Secretary Alcala tells Asec. Agawin in pork scam

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said on Friday that he had asked a department official to explain why she was being implicated again in the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Agri officials confident they will beat rap

Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The chief of the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor) on Monday expressed confidence that the plunder charge filed against him and Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala “(would) eventually be dismissed.”

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Group says smuggled rice may be unsafe


An umbrella group of agriculture organizations on Thursday warned consumers that tons of allegedly smuggled rice from Vietnam, which may now be in the market, may not be fit for consumption.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More food aid needed for ‘Yolanda’ victims


As heavy rains hamper activities to help victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the need for food aid might extend until the next rice planting season in May, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘I won’t succumb to mudslinging’

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. FILE PHOTO

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Tuesday said he will not “engage in mudslinging” with his detractors whom he alleged were behind the plunder complaint that was filed against him at the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Agri dep’t acts to help small fishermen affected by ‘Yolanda’

This aerial photo shows the devastation caused by last week's typhoon which lashed Leyte province, near the coastal town of Tanawan, in central Philippines Sunday, Nov. 17. 2013. The monster typhoon that laid waste to central Philippines wiped out livelihoods as well as homes, leaving small traders and shop owners facing a long and perilous road back to solvency.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

The Department of Agriculture said Monday it has included among its priorities the construction of hundreds of fishing boats and the production of nets and other fishing gear to help soften the impact of Supertyphoon ‘‘Yolanda’’ on the country’s food security.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

There’s enough rice for typhoon victims

Photo taken from agriculture-ph.com

After the looting of a National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse in storm-ravaged Leyte that resulted in 14 deaths, the rice agency assured the public it had enough supplies and had already released a total of 54,666 sacks of milled rice to various areas affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Power to be restored to Leyte, Samar in 6 weeks

Daanbantayan street in northern Cebu after the supertyphoon Yolanda.TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAIILY NEWS FILE PHOTO

The islands of Leyte and Samar are totally cut off from the power grid while other major islands in the Visayas are experiencing brownouts in the aftermath of “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) that toppled 248 transmission towers and 318 poles across the region.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NFA tightens security in all warehouses after Tacloban City looting

In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, survivors carry bags of rice from a warehouse which they stormed due to shortage of food at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines. Haiyan slammed the island nation with a storm surge two stories high and some of the highest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone. An untold number of homes were blown away, and thousands of people are feared dead. AP FILE PHOTO

The National Food Authority has beefed up security in its warehouses in the Visayas, particularly in Leyte, following deadly looting in Tacloban City, last Monday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ destroys P138.6-M worth of crops — report

Tacloban Airport is covered by debris after powerful Typhoon Haiyan hit Tacloban city, in Leyte province in central Philippines, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Monster typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) claimed a total of P138.6 million worth of crops being grown in the Bicol and Mimaropa regions, according to preliminary data from the Department of Agriculture.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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