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DBM releases P155.8 million to rehabilitate coconut trees in Mindanao

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday that it has released P155.8 million for the rehabilitation of coconut trees damaged by Typhoon “Pablo” in Mindanao almost two years ago.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Glenda’ reduced coconut pest infestation – Pangilinan

Former Sen. Francis Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Typhoon “Glenda” (international name: Rammasun) may have devastated the Southern Tagalog region in July but it also provided some relief to coconut farms suffering from widespread infestation of coconut scale insects or “cocolisap,” Francis Pangilinan told lawmakers on Friday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UPLB couple chooses path of public service

MARIO and Marcela Navasero, University of the Philippines Los Baños researchers, continue to devote time and effort to the study of insects and pests for the benefit of poor farmers. MARICAR CINCO/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

She would refer to him as her “greatest assistant” while he would call her his best “research collaborator.”

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

29-km defense line to protect Bicol from CSI


Anticipating the possible entry to Bicol province of coconut scale insects (CSI) that have continued to attack coconut farms in neighboring Southern Tagalog, the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) has put up a 29-kilometer defense line in the region’s border.

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

Scientists identify parasites that will end cocolisap outbreak


Scientists from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and a group of coconut industry stakeholders said the government would no longer need to inject insecticides to coconut trees infested by coconut scale insects (CSI) after discovering the presence of parasitoids that could naturally end the ‘cocolisap’ outbreak.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »