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Batangas farm manager found dead

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A 26-year-old farm manager was found dead in Padre Garcia town, Batangas Saturday morning, police said.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Benefit of bees even bigger than thought—food study

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Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing published on Wednesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

177,000 ha of Mindanao land eyed for palm oil

WORKERS gather palm fruits in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, in this file photo. INQUIRER PHOTO

The transformation of Mindanao into a major producer of palm oil in the next two years has started with major oil palm industry players teaming up with the government.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Salt-tolerant rice bred at IRRI

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Scientists have successfully bred a rice variety that is salt-tolerant, which could enable farmers to reclaim coastal areas rendered useless by sea water, a Philippine-based institute said Tuesday.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dead ducks in China river as swine flow eases

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At least 1,000 dead ducks were found floating in a Chinese river, state media reported Monday, after Shanghai said it had almost finished recovering thousands of deceased pigs from its main waterway.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Working on farm gives drive to disabled man

DONALD CARPO goes about his work at a farm at the back of SM City Rosales. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Every day, 34-year-old Donald Carpo rises very early to work on a 1.5-hectare vegetable farm near SM City Rosales here.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Labor groups revive bid for P125 pay hike

LABOR activists press for a legislated P125 wage increase in the strawberry fields of Benguet, where a House subcommittee held a hearing on salaries. VINCENT CABREZA/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Labor leaders from Luzon on Friday tried to convince the House subcommittee on labor standards to endorse a measure that would increase daily wages by P125 during the last of a series of congressional hearings held near the town’s strawberry fields.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Imports killing backyard piggeries, says group

ROSALES, Pangasinan—Unless government intervenes soon, the backyard hog industry in the country will continue to suffer and may eventually die, an official of a hog raisers’ group here said. Rosendo So, president of the Northern Luzon Hog Raisers Cooperative, said this scenario is possible because of the country’s continuing meat importation which has resulted in [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Finally justice,’ say Hacienda Luisita farmers

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Finally, justice for the farmers who struggled for 22 years to claim the land they have tended in the disputed Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1,000 ha of Mindanao banana farms ruined

DAVAO CITY—At least 1,000 hectares of banana farms in Southern Mindanao have been destroyed so far by Fusarium, a disease with no known cure that organic farming advocates said was aggravated by the practice of monocropping in the region. The Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) said Fusarium, also known as Panama disease, had [...]

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t neglect seen in ruin of rice terraces

Banaue Rice Terraces. AFP file photo

Environment officials are asking President Benigno Aquino to subsidize the maintenance of the Ifugao rice terraces by hiring farmers to oversee farms that have been abandoned by families seeking greener pastures outside the province.

Posted: September 8th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

An animal farm with a difference–no foul smell

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VICTORIA, Laguna—Neighbors of Herbert “Obet” Pantua often wonder why his poultry and swine farm doesn’t stink. On a 1.6-hectare piece of land in Victoria town in Laguna, Pantua raises some 3,000 chickens and 200 hogs. Yet, visitors say they can only pick up the scent of fresh basil, oregano, lavender and many other herb varieties. [...]

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PHR: Libya troops held civilians as human shields

Libyan troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. It was part of a pattern of rapes, slayings, “disappearances” and other war crimes that they said they found.

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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