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‘Bahay Kubo’ veggies thrive in school gardens

A FUNCTIONING nursery is among the features of a sustainable Gulayan sa Paaralan. PHOTOS BY MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Every elementary pupil may know “Bahay Kubo” by heart, but only a few may be able to identify the vegetables mentioned in the folk song.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Expansion of vegetable gardens alarms DENR


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking into the impact of gardens planted with salad vegetables that have sprouted over the years around the Mount Santo Tomas watershed in Tuba town.

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

Before chop suey were ‘veggie kings’

HIGHLAND GREENS FOR THE LOWLAND. Vegetables grown in Benguet are shipped to various markets in Metro Manila and other provinces no matter how bad the weather gets. Chinese migrants, who built Kennon Road during the American colonial rule, introduced vegetable-growing to Benguet farmers. Salad vegetables have become the province’s most lucrative commodity. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

After a long stint abroad either as overseas workers or migrants, among the first things Baguio City residents would seek when returning home to the summer capital is chop suey, a mixed vegetable dish the Chinese popularized.   Most visitors from Metro Manila and elsewhere would also not miss bringing home “gulay Baguio” after their […]

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Frost no reason for veggie price hikes–gov’t

ATOK farmers race to peel off lettuce leaves that were covered in frost on Jan. 2, which struck at dawn. Frost is a seasonal phenomenon for the coldest towns in Benguet. KIMBERLIE QUITASOL/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Gov. Nestor Fongwan has urged businessmen not to take advantage of reports on the impact of frost on Benguet farms by increasing prices of upland vegetables.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Benguet frost welcomed by visitors, hated by tillers

FROST has blanketed sections of Atok town in Benguet province once again, but it’s a seasonal phenomenon for which most vegetable farmers are prepared. Atok and other upland towns become far colder than Baguio City between December to February each year. GLADYS MAXIMO/CONTRIBUTOR

Old-timers in this city and tourists welcome the steady drop in temperature as it provides them with their closest version of winter in a tropical country.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »