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Red tide, coal shipment have no link, says firm

Sual town in Pangasinan

An official of the company that owns the coal-fired power plant in Sual, Pangasinan, on Thursday said ships delivering coal to the plant via the Lingayen Gulf had nothing to do with the red tide occurrences in the province’s coastal areas.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Sinag feeding program

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The Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag) on Wednesday kicked off a tour of provinces reeling from the effects of typhoons and floods as the group takes part in the global commemoration of World Food Day.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

With Nabcor out, a new deal for veggie trading center

proceso alcala (3)

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is working out a new management contract for a controversial vegetable trading facility built here for the thriving highland vegetable industry, after the abolition of its supposed caretaker, the National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor).

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

One grain at a time

PRECIOUS GRAINS A farmer harvests “kintoman,” an heirloom rice variety, grown in the fields of Maligcong village in Bontoc town, Mt. Province. EV ESPIRITU

Crisis or not, the supply of locally grown rice is constantly threatened by erratic weather, land conversion and even people’s changing diet.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

In the know: All about rice


Rice varieties are classified based on the size of grains (long, medium and short) and on agro-ecological zones where they are grown (lowland irrigated, lowland rainfed, saline prone, cool elevated, and upland, among others).

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »