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Farmers displaced by Maguindanao massacre get UN-WFP help

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Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan town brings corn back on streets

RESIDENTS grill some 10,000 corn cobs in Sto. Tomas town, Pangasinan province, on Monday to mark the town’s 106th year founding anniversary. The town set the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest barbecue in 2008. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Residents of this agricultural town on Monday grilled thousands of corn cobs on a highway to mark its 106th founding anniversary.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Police destroy marijuana plantation in Maguindanao


Police on Tuesday uprooted about 5,000 fully grown marijuana plants camouflaged by corn and other plants on a farm in a remote village in Maguindanao after a resident tipped off the authorities about the existence of the plantation.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P32M in crops lost to flooding in Bicol

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Some P32 million in crops were lost in Bicol due to widespread flooding spawned by torrential rains brought on by tropical storm Quinta on Wednesday, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agri department pushes BT corn

COMMERCIAL Corn farmers in Bantayan Island and Argao town are among the main users of the Bacilus Thuringiesis corn (BT) in Central Visayas. The Department of Agriculture is campaign to promote transgenic crops or genetically modified organism (GMO) crops as an option to improve agricultural productivity. Planting GMO crops, however, is a contentious issue worldwide […]

Posted: July 4th, 2012 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »