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Aquino mulls executive order on coco levy fund

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he was considering issuing an executive order on the controversial coco levy fund pending the approval of a law specifying how the fund will be managed.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pangasinan farmers to get irrigation water year round

Farmers in this rice-producing province are now assured of year-round irrigation water, enabling them to plant for the second cropping season, thanks to San Roque Dam and the re-regulating pond that collects water released by the dam whenever it generates power.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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 »

Santiago wants ‘Hacienda Binay’ distributed to farmers

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Monday filed a resolution expressing the Senate’s sense that a vast farm allegedly owned by Vice President Jejomar Binay should be distributed to farmers if covered by the agrarian reform program.

Posted: November 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

GenSan farmers to get free crop insurance


Farmers here can look forward to free insurance coverage following the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the city government and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), Mayor Ronnel Rivera said.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »