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DA places damage to farms at P1.91B

HORSING AROUND AFTER STORM  Children play and sit on fallen coconut trees along the highway in Sulat town, Eastern Samar province, in the aftermath of  Tropical Storm “Ruby.”  RAFFY LERMA

The latest estimates from the Department of Agriculture (DA) placed the damage caused to farms by Tropical Storm “Ruby” at P1.91 billion.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Kiko Pangilinan’s aide named new NFA chief

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The National Food Authority (NFA) has a new administrator, Renan B. Dalisay, who was chief of food security czar Francis Pangilinan’s staff when the latter was a senator.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Mario’ aftermath: Gov’t brings relief to Ilocos, to restore power in 4 days


Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Monday met with officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provinces, areas placed under states of calamity, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong), to discuss government efforts to help typhoon victims.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Here’s why garlic prices are skyrocketing


The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday said that the team created by the Department of Agriculture to ensure the stability of garlic supply is “unnecessary, unhelpful” and even contributed to the problem of high prices of garlic.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fertilizer fund scam witness open to tell all, share all with Ombudsman


The whistle-blower in the fertilizer fund scam is willing to share with the Office of the Ombudsman what he knows and the documents he has in connection with the controversy in order to help build up its case.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »