By Jeannette I. Andrade
Education Secretary Armin Luistro urged schools nationwide to actively participate in the observance of National Rice Awareness Month in November, saying the amount of rice Filipinos waste every day could feed 2.5 million people a year and adds up to more than P7 billion annually.
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.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
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.
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).
By Anselmo Roque
Crisis or not, the supply of locally grown rice is constantly threatened by erratic weather, land conversion and even people’s changing diet.