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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


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 »