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One grain at a time

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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 »

In the know: All about rice

CEBU DAILY NEWS FILE PHOTO

Rice varieties are classified based on the size of grains (long, medium and short) and on agro-ecological zones where they are grown (lowland irrigated, lowland rainfed, saline prone, cool elevated, and upland, among others).

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1 in every 10 mothers in Ilocos is a teenager

A MANILA hospital is overwhelmed by the number of women giving birth in a scene repeated many times over outside the metropolis, including the Ilocos region where one of every 10 mothers is a teenager. JOAN BONDOC

The number of teenage mothers in the Ilocos region has risen over the past 10 years, alarming population officials who have raised concerns over the young child-bearers’ health.

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Facebook clue for lifestyle check on cops in C. Visayas

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The social networking site Facebook holds an enormous amount of information about its more than a billion users worldwide, including what authorities say could be leads to the lifestyles of police officers and their families in the Philippines.

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

Animal torture tied to online racket

A couple behind the filming of small animals being tortured and killed was sentenced by a judge to double life terms and ordered to pay more than P9 million in penalties in 10 separate charges filed in the Regional Trial Court (RTC) here in La Union province.

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