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Carabao kills farmer


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


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

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 »

DAR chief urged to issue CARP notices of coverage immediately

Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio “Gil” delos Reyes. PHOTO FROM GOV.PH

Mindanao farmers, supported by the Catholic clergy, the Task Force Mapalad (TFM) and several other groups, petitioned Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes on Wednesday to immediately issue notices of coverage (NOCs) on more than 270,000 hectares of land all over the country.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corn tillers told to delay planting

Corn farmers in the Cordillera region were advised to delay planting until this month because the dry spell during summer damaged more than 6,000 hectares of corn farms in the provinces of Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »