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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 »

Mindanao banana growers’ losses exceed P1B

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Banana growers in Compostela Valley and other areas of Southern Mindanao have suffered losses of over P1 billion during the past months due to the damage wreaked by Typhoon Pablo on the region’s banana plantations last December, an industry official said.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Compostela Valley banana plantations close; hundreds of ‘Pablo’ victims jobless

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Surviving victims of typhoon Pablo here face a bleak new year as the massive devastation also ripped their jobs away.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH firms stop sending bananas to China

Banana-exporting companies stopped sending their produce to China even as Malacañang said on Tuesday that China has allowed the entry of up to 40 container vans of Philippine bananas.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protests vs aerial spray still alive, growing louder

Groups campaigning against aerial spraying are calling on President Benigno Aquino to issue an executive order banning crop dusters nationwide and urging the Supreme Court to uphold the legality of the ban in the city.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Disease with no cure killing Mindanao’s top export

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Marino Lactao woke up one morning in October to find dozens of his banana plants wilted. The 56-year-old farmer from Panabo City soon found he was not alone. Other farmers in Panabo City, also contract growers for an export firm, found their plants wilted, too.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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