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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

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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 »

Rice, corn harvests drive 5.5% agri growth in Philippines

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Record palay and corn harvests fueled the growth of Philippine agriculture by 5.48 percent in the first half of the year, reversing the sector’s negative performance in the same period last year, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday. The agriculture sector’s recovery was good news considering its dismal performance in the first half [...]

Posted: August 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farm damage from ‘Egay’ rises to P658 M

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Farm damage due to Tropical Depression “Egay” and persistent rains has reached P658 million based on consolidated reports from Regions 3, 10, 11, 12 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Posted: June 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DA pushes corn as healthier alternative to rice

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FOR MANY Filipinos, corn is rice’s lowly cousin. But the Department of Agriculture (DA) says Filipinos should not degrade the grain because it has health benefits and could be the ticket to the country attaining food security. The DA revealed on Sunday that it had stepped up production of low-glycemic white corn seedlings to provide [...]

Posted: May 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DA to promote white corn to ease demand for rice

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MANILA, Philippines—For those in urban areas and in many parts of the Philippines, corn may not compare to rice as the food of choice. But the Department of Agriculture (DA) said urbanites should not turn up their noses on the grain because of its health benefits and its potential to help the country attain food [...]

Posted: May 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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