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Malaysian firm hires Ampatuan villagers

Over a hundred villagers of Barangay (village) Salman in Ampatuan town, where 58 people, 32 of them journalists, were killed in November 2009, were hired on Thursday to grow bananas by a Malaysia-led banana company.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

P7-M research facility on banana to rise in Davao del Sur

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A P7-million banana research facility, which would include a demo farm, is being built here by the state-run Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST) in a bid to boost “standards on good agricultural and manufacturing practices of banana and its value-added products.”

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Banana growers seek gov’t help in Compostela Valley

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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.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Farmers push for bill banning aerial spraying in PH plantations

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Environment and small farmers’ groups are rooting for the bill that would effectively ban aerial spraying not only here but also in the entire country once passed in Congress.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Labuyo’ wrath leaves 1 dead, banana farms destroyed in Davao del Sur

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Flooding and strong wind wrought by Typhoon “Labuyo” left one person dead and several hectares of farmland devastated in Matanao, Davao del Sur.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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