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Cargill to support coconut farmers in Yolanda-hit areas

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Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” nearly levelled everything in its path, one international agriculture company is set to lend a helping hand to those knocked down to their feet.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Help coco farmers by returning levy’

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If the government wants to hasten the recovery of the coconut farmers in the typhoon-devastated areas of the Visayas, President Aquino should return the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund to its “real owners,” according to the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and the claimants’ movement Coco Levy Funds Ibalik sa Amin (Claim).

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Small coco farmers urged to fight fund diversion

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Militant farmer groups in this Feb. 10, 2013, photo assails the “extraordinary power” of Malacañang over the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund. The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, called on small coconut farmers nationwide to oppose the Aquino administration’s plan to divert parts of the fund to the 2014 national budget.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Sunday called on small coconut farmers nationwide to oppose the Aquino administration’s plan to divert parts of the multibillion-peso coconut levy fund to the 2014 national budget.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Strongest testament to Marcos plunder’

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Business magnate Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco shakes hands with former first lady Imelda Marcos during the 40th wedding anniversary of  Miriam and Narciso Santiago on Sunday. JOSEPH AGCAOILI

It’s the “strongest testament” to Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ purported plunder of the coco levy funds.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cojuangco loses UCPB case

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Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court has ruled with finality that the government owns the shares of businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. in United Coconut Planter’s Bank and that these should be used for the benefit of the coconut farmers.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Farmers facing coco theft raps stay in hiding

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Now it can be told. More than 20 farmers from Bondoc Peninsula, who have long been wanted on what they said were trumped-up charges of coconut theft, came out of hiding and quietly attended the land distribution program in Mulanay, Quezon, on Wednesday.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace tells coconut farmers: Wait a little longer

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Coconut farmers may have to wait a little longer before President Benigno Aquino III issues a clear-cut policy on the disposition of the P70-billion coco levy fund.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bid to use fund to prop up copra prices opposed

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Lawmakers have got it all wrong. National farmers’ groups on Monday rejected a proposal by Rep. Emil Ong that President Aquino use the P70-billion coconut levy fund to subsidize what the Northern Samar congressman said was a sharp drop in the price of copra that could potentially trigger social unrest.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tap coco levy to aid farmers, Aquino urged

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

Lawmakers are urging President Benigno Aquino to dip into the P70-billion coco levy fund to protect the 3.5 million coconut farmers from a collapse in copra prices and stave off a brewing social upheaval.

Posted: November 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Alcala to coco tillers: Don’t expect cash

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Coconut farmers should not expect to receive any cash from the proceeds of the controversial coco levy fund that the Supreme Court recently ruled belonged to the government which must use it for the benefit of the farmers by resuscitating the struggling coconut industry.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Give money back to farmers’

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Sen. Joker Arroyo compares the travails of the coconut farmers on the cusp of recovering some P100 billion in martial law-decreed tax to that of “The Little Red Hen.”

Posted: October 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coco farmers still remember martial law pain

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They might not have been physically abused but coconut farmers also suffered tortured lives under martial law.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Quezon coco farmers not celebrating for San Isidro

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The annual colorful celebration of the feast of the farmers’ patron saint, San Isidro, on May 15 has lost its meaning to poor coconut farmers in Quezon province, an official of the Coalition of Coconut Farmers of Quezon (Coco-Farm-Quezon) said on Sunday.

Posted: May 13th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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