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Cold weather takes toll on Cebu crops, livestock

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The cold weather has taken a toll on crops and livestock in five mountain villages in Cebu City and three others in Balamban town, Cebu.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DA to upgrade facilities for livestock trade

The Department of Agriculture (DA) will upgrade and modernize livestock trading in major animal production areas to provide farmers, raisers and traders more income and create more jobs.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

COA, DILG urged: Probe sheep deal in Negros

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The Commission on Audit and the Department of the Interior and Local Government have been asked by members of the provincial board of Negros Occidental to look into the alleged anomalous purchase of more than 5,000 sheep by the provincial government headed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tax perks for Thai firm under fire

CONTESTANTS chase locally grown pigs, to be slaughtered for a feast, during Benguet Foundation Day last month. The province is among several in Luzon that have struggling backyard hog-raising industries that a hog raisers’ group said are now being threatened by a Thai company’s entry. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The House committees on agriculture and on food security have asked the Bureau of Investments (BOI) to suspend the tax incentives granted to a Thai food giant, according to a swine industry leader.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

House probe set on tax-free imports, perks for Thai firm

A lawmaker asked a House committee to investigate the alleged grant of a seven-year tax holiday, tax incentives for importation and other perks to a foreign company that plans to put up hog and poultry farms that local hog industry leaders said would be the last nail on the coffin of the local hog trade.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Loss of 7M jobs feared in local hog industry

Hog and poultry industry leaders assailed the Board of Investments’ (BOI) decision to allow a Thai company to register a P2.32-billion integrated production project in the country, saying the BOI is driving the last nail on the local industry’s coffin.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New agri trade scheme set for veggie growers, livestock raisers

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Thousands of vegetable growers and livestock raisers will soon reach their buyers without going through middlemen, thanks to the newly launched “Agri-Pinoy Trading Centers” of the Department of Agriculture.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Local pork traders seek TRO vs EO 5

A group of hog raisers is seeking a temporary restraining order from the Supreme Court against the Department of Agriculture to stop it from enforcing Executive Order No. 5, which prohibits dealers from selling meat if the products are eight hours old after the animal is slaughtered.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hog raisers: 87M kg of pork smuggled into PH

As much as 87 million kilograms of pork have been smuggled into the country last year alone and the illegal meat entry continues, according to the head of a local hog industry group.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Hog raisers: Smuggling is killing us

A top official of a hog raisers’ group in the country has asked the government to investigate people behind the top 10 importers of offal (innards) and determine where they bring the meat products.

Posted: May 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Backyard hog raisers suspend selling pork

If there are no pork from newly slaughtered pigs in public markets today, it is because backyard hog raisers have chosen to keep their stocks rather than sell them and lose.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Imports killing backyard piggeries, says group

ROSALES, Pangasinan—Unless government intervenes soon, the backyard hog industry in the country will continue to suffer and may eventually die, an official of a hog raisers’ group here said. Rosendo So, president of the Northern Luzon Hog Raisers Cooperative, said this scenario is possible because of the country’s continuing meat importation which has resulted in [...]

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Batangas starts regulating piggeries, too

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SAN PEDRO, Laguna—Considering that fish cages are not solely responsible for the Taal Lake water pollution, the government will soon require backyard piggeries to secure a permit to operate to ensure that the hog raisers, too, comply with environment laws. Batangas City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Laudemir Salac on Wednesday said his office would [...]

Posted: March 28th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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