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P20M smuggled rice disappears in Zamboanga City

UNDER cover of darkness, a shipment of suspected smuggled rice is unloaded at a private wharf in Zamboanga City recently. JOREM GARCIA/CONTRIBUTOR

An estimated P9-million worth of smuggled rice shipment has gone missing three days after it was intercepted by the Philippine Navy here.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palay prices drop, but farmers not worried

FAO has raised its forecast for global production of rice by 4.2 million tons in 2012 due to improved prospects in several countries including the Philippines. INQUIRER PHOTO

The buying price of palay has dropped from P24 per kilo to between P20 and P21 this month, but rice farmers are not worried.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

EMB probes dumping of rotten rice in La Union

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has started investigating reports about the dumping of thousands of bags of rotten rice in a village in Balaoan town in La Union province due to its possible impact on the local environment.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Schools to teach the value of rice

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Citing all the rice amounting to more than P7 billion that goes to waste yearly, the Department of Education (DepEd) has urged all public and private schools nationwide to take part in activities marking National Rice Awareness Month in November.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Filipinos urged to stop wasting rice

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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.

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

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