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In the know: Coconut levy funds

INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Ferdinand Marcos imposed a levy on the produce of coconut farmers between 1972 and 1982, supposedly to develop the coconut industry.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Coconut farmers from Mindanao reach Lucena

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KM 71 marchers joined by Quezon coconut farmers on their march to Lucena City. 
DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

For the 71 coconut farmers who have been marching from Davao since Sept. 21 on their way to Malacañang, the welcome hugs from fellow peasants along the route were better appreciated than the politicians’ handshakes.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Stop use of pesticides vs ‘cocolisap,’ gov’t urged

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Concerned stakeholders of the country’s ailing coconut industry on Friday called on the government to stop the use of toxic pesticide neonicotinoid in the war against the coconut scale insect (CSI) or “cocolisap.”

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

Quezon farmers want coco levy accounted for

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Quezon farmers want to know if the P72-billion coconut levy is still intact in the government coffers.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Natural enemy of ‘cocolisap’ found

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Scientists on Monday announced a breakthrough in the fight against the destructive “cocolisap” with the discovery of a wasp-like native insect as a “natural enemy.”

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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