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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 »

Use of toxic pesticide on coconut trees assailed

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The environment group Greenpeace and coconut farmer groups have criticized the government’s use of the toxic pesticide neonicotinoids to combat the coconut scale insect (CSI) or “cocolisap” infestation that is threatening to wipe out the country’s coconut industry.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cargill to support coconut farmers in Yolanda-hit areas

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INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

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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INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

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 »

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