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Palace: When will farmers benefit from P72.8-B fund?


How much longer should coconut farmers wait before they could benefit from the P72.8-billion coco levy fund?

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Levy is for farmers

PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Kiko Pangilinan’s aide named new NFA chief

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The National Food Authority (NFA) has a new administrator, Renan B. Dalisay, who was chief of food security czar Francis Pangilinan’s staff when the latter was a senator.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH rice self-sufficiency goal pushed back 3 years

Presidential Adviser on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has pushed back its 2013 target to attain self-sufficiency in rice production by another two years, Francis Pangilinan, an adviser to President Aquino on food security said Tuesday.

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

NFA chief Arthur Juan quits amid extort raps

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National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Arthur Juan. FILE PHOTO

Hounded by allegations of extortion from a rice trader, National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Arthur Juan has irrevocably resigned from his post, Secretary Francis Pangilinan said on Friday.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »