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Tuburan school tops dancing with coconuts

The coconut as the “tree of life” was the theme around which the Tuburan National High School danced their way to first place in yesterday’s Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, showcasing public schools in Cebu province.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

More sawmills needed for coco lumber in Leyte, Samar

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Thousands of coconut trees knocked down by Supertyphoon Yolanda still have to be retrieved and processed into usable lumber before they rot or, worse, clog the waterways and cause flash floods.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Baganga farmers ask to be allowed to sell fallen coco trees for lumber

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Floodwater with logs and uprooted trees destroyed the Caraga Bridge in Caraga town, Davao Oriental province, on Sunday morning. The town is now isolated from its neighboring town of Manay in the south and Baganga town in the east. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Coconut farmers in the town of Baganga in Davao Oriental are asking the Philippine Coconut Authority to help them recover from the devastation left by Typhoon Pablo last December by allowing them to sell fallen coconut trees outside the province without having to pay any fees.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coconuts for ‘noche buena’ land farmer in jail

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When Jose Laysa on December 23 picked three coconuts from trees which he planted long before lands in Barangay Sumalo in Hermosa, Bataan, became the subject of a dispute, he looked forward to extracting enough gata (coconut milk).

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | 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 »

Apeco critics: 5,000 MT of rice yield at risk

Casiguran town in Aurora stands to lose an annual average of 5,000 metric tons of palay and 12.4 million coconuts should the national government allow the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco) to proceed there, the Task Force Anti-Apeco (TFAA) said on Sunday.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Smuggled coconuts seized

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A ten-wheeler truck loaded with coconuts valued at P200,000 was apprehended yesterday at the Labogon private wharf in Mandaue City.

Posted: October 2nd, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Use your coconuts, says US nutrition expert

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It had to take a visit by an American nutrition researcher, naturopathic physician and friend of the Philippines to crack our coconuts and see why we should be drinking coconut water instead of soft drinks.

Posted: September 24th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Millions of coconut trees old and dying

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SUNSET INDUSTRY?  A farmer climbs down a coconut tree after harvesting “tuba,” a local alcoholic beverage, in his grove in Lanao del Norte. Many of the country’s coconut trees are dying, according to a government agency. EDWIN BACASMAS

The trees of life are on the brink of death. Millions of coconut trees in the country are aging and dying, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) said. The country needs to replant a huge chunk of its coconut plantations as 44.8 million coconut trees are classified as old and senile, according to the PCA. Many [...]

Posted: September 5th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coconut industry continues to suffer effects of El Niño

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The lingering effects of the El Niño weather phenomenon continue to affect the productivity of the local coconut industry as export volume in the first seven months of the year declined significantly, the Philippine Coconut Authority said.

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rains stunt Mindanao mango production

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The “wet and wet season” being experienced by the country during the past three years slowed down Mindanao’s mango production by more than 30 percent, mango industry officials said. Fred Dumasis, president of the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Associations (Safia) said that since 2008, Mindanao has not experienced really favorable weather for [...]

Posted: August 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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