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Farmers displaced by Maguindanao massacre get UN-WFP help

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Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DBM releases P155.8 million to rehabilitate coconut trees in Mindanao

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday that it has released P155.8 million for the rehabilitation of coconut trees damaged by Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao almost two years ago.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DA prepares farmers for Asean integration

Farm mechanization, irrigation and financing will be included in the farming sector’s road map next year to prepare farmers and the country’s agriculture and fishery products for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) integration, a Department of Agriculture (DA) official said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

15M PH kids hungry–Poe

EYEING HUNGER  Sen. Grace Poe (left) calls for an increased budget for feeding programs for children like this tot (right), in a privilege speech at the Senate on Monday.  PHOTO OF SENATOR POE COURTESY OF THE SENATE/RIGHT PHOTO BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

It’s the paradox of our times: A great number of Filipinos, including 15 million children, remain hungry or malnourished while the Philippine economy continues to soar, Sen. Grace Poe lamented on Monday, as she called for concrete action to address this scourge.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmer-scientist group slams GMO, pushes for organic farming in PH


A group of farmers and scientists slammed Thursday the proliferation of genetically modified food products in the country as it urged Filipino farmers to practice organic agriculture.

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