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Among Ed preaches farm self-sufficiency

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FR. EDDIE “Among Ed” Panlilio, the former governor of Pampanga province, has taken to farming that draws organic food growers, health buffs and vacationers who relish rural living.  TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

Fr. Eddie Panlilio has not stopped treading new grounds. In this town in Pampanga province that Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic sediments had buried many times over since 1991, Panlilio, 60, is now a farmer in a 2.5-hectare farm where people go to learn growing crops and livestock to sustain their families.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t urged to disclose how owners paid for land

The party-list group Bayan Muna is demanding full disclosure of how landlords had been paid for land covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), saying it would be highly irregular if the funds had been from the now unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Carabao kills farmer

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A farmer was killed on Saturday when his angry carabao rammed him with its horn and tossed him up several times in his farm in Barangay (village) San Roque, Talisay City, Cebu province.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Carabao population on decline; lawmakers want to know why

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The population of the carabao, the ubiquitous farm animal in the Philippine countryside, is declining.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rising from ‘poorest of the poor’ in T’Boli

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JOHNNY Tolentino at his farm in T’boli, South Cotabato province. Tolentino is one of a few success stories in a tableau of failed poverty reduction attempts. JEOFFREY MAITEM

Farmer Johnny Tolentino recalls how he was barely surviving hand-to-mouth when he first received five years ago the P4,000 cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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