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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 »

Customs sells P161.35M worth of smuggled rice

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday reported that it generated P161.35 million from the sale of 109,500 sacks of allegedly smuggled rice last Tuesday.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rice prices seen lower by P4 per kg

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Prices of rice are expected to fall by P4 per kilogram as a result of good harvest, but a militant farmers’ organization said farmers are likely to bear the brunt again of the importation of an additional 1.7 million metric tons of the staple.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | 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 »

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