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By Joey Gabieta
Eighty-one-year-old Mardoquio Guti-ay could not contain his happiness after receiving a sack of certified seeds and another sack of fertilizer from Jose Graziano da Silva, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday afternoon.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Farmers who have given up hope on agrarian reform and face persistent threats for fighting for land are abandoning farms in one of the country’s agrarian reform hot spots, Bondoc Peninsula, according to a a group of farmers demanding genuine agrarian reform.
By Yolanda Sotelo
Passing through the highway traversing Alacan village in San Fabian town in Pangasinan province, one cannot ignore the peculiar smell of seaweeds being dried by fishermen by the roadside.
After launching last January a campaign dubbed “Piso-piso ng mamamayan kontra smuggling (A peso from the people against smuggling),” a group of agricultural organizations on Monday announced a P200,000 bounty for information on the whereabouts of a woman implicated as a conduit of rice smugglers.
By Germelina Lacorte
Small banana growers still recovering from Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha) in Compostela Valley province have sought the government’s help in the pricing of bananas, which, they said, were being bought at an unusually low price compared to the prevailing one in the world market.
A letter of thanks from a mayor in the Cordillera region helped the government discover another attempt at deceiving government officials, this time for their farm-to-market road allocations.
By Nico Alconaba
A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.
Filipinos are paying 40 percent more for rice because of import controls that make it more expensive for the government to bring in foreign rice to augment local supply, a top economist has said here.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
A nationwide coalition of farmers and irrigation associations is pushing for the completion of an P11.2-billion mega-dam project in Iloilo province that is being questioned in the Supreme Court.
By DJ Yap
More than 30,000 people living in isolated farming communities in Aurora and Quezon are expected to benefit from the newly constructed Umiray Bridge connecting the two provinces, according to agrarian reform officials.
By Matikas Santos
The United Nations (UN) Friday has called for increased support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) citing that only 20 percent of funding has been provided so far to help people rebuild their homes.
By Nestor Burgos Jr.
Continuous rains since Monday triggered flashfloods in Capiz province submerging rice fields and rendering roads impassable.
By Orlando Dinoy
Twenty-nine-year-old fisherman Marvin Borganio was happily harvesting bamboo along the Liboganon River in Barangay (village) Busaon in Tagum City with fellow fishermen Rolan Gasipong, 25; Jomar Romuteho, 23; and Kenneth Bordanio, 14, who volunteered to help, on Jan. 10, when water suddenly rose and swept them away into the open sea.