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What Went Before: Coco levy fund

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The coco levy was a tax imposed by then President Ferdinand Marcos on the produce of coconut farmers between 1972 and 1982, supposedly to develop the coconut industry.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC paves way for release of P60B in coco levy funds

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The Supreme Court has paved the way for the execution of its judgment on one of the coco levy cases, a move that would funnel P60 billion in funds for the benefit of an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers.

Posted: December 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palace: When will farmers benefit from P72.8-B fund?

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INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

How much longer should coconut farmers wait before they could benefit from the P72.8-billion coco levy fund?

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino backers back coconut farmers’ march

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YOUNG farmers in Unisan, Quezon. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

A multisectoral movement supporting the reforms of the Aquino administration has declared support for coconut farmers in their struggle for the use of the coconut levy fund to alleviate their poverty and correct an injustice that continues to be committed against them.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Davao coco farmers to join hunger strike on levy

Coconut farmers in Davao Oriental, who account for nearly eight percent or 1.06 billion nuts of the country’s production, said they would join a nationwide hunger strike that coconut farmers are planning in response to the government’s continuing refusal to return so-called coco levy funds to farmers.

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

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