Coconut farmers want President Rodrigo Duterte to use his 2nd State of the Nation Address to fulfill his campaign promise to them
Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo dela Rosa says they will push for the inclusion of the coco levy trust fund bill in President Rodrigo Duterte's 2nd State of the Nation Address
Dela Rosa takes over following the suspension of his predecessor Avelino Andal
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, chair of the PCA governing board, says the board members are ready to attend the probe and stand by the suspension of PCA Administrator Avelino Andal
Part 1: Many coconut farmers have died waiting in vain, and with them went the hope they would one day reap the 'rewards' of what's seen as among the biggest scams of the century
'They are the poorest in the Philippines. They earn only on the average, P50 a day, or P1,500 a month. We should do something,' says Senator Cynthia Villar
The agency suffers a huge slash in its proposed 2016 budget. Funds for coconut replanting, fertilization, and income-raising for farmers have been reduced.
An investors' summit is held to attract more investments to the industry, and help lift coconut farmers from poverty
The pest is here to stay, however, says the government. Funds have been allotted to monitor the remaining 9 hotspots and prevent the infestation from spreading.
The contract may have been overpriced by P10 million, enough to buy 20,000 more fertilizer for coconut trees recovering from a pest outbreak
How can affected coconut farmers regain their livelihood after Typhoon Yolanda?
#KM71, a campaign of coconut farmers belonging to Kilus Magniniyog, runs for 71 days
Presidential Assistant on Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Francis Pangilinan says only a strong private-public partnership can sustain growth in the agricultural sector
The Philippine Coconut Authority says infested trees are recovering even as groups hit the agency for using pesticides toxic to certain insects
The number of infested trees has nearly doubled in 60 days. But the government says it is waging an 'all-out war' against the pest.
The new National Food Authority chief is former president of San Miguel Foods Inc while the new Philippine Coconut Authority head is a coconut industry veteran
Executive Order 169 aims to combat an epidemic that endangers the country's $2 billion coconut industry, which provides livelihood to 3.5 million farmers
The 'Typhoon Yolanda of pests' may threaten the country's position among the top coconut producers in the world
By the end of March, checkpoints in Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Quezon will regulate the entry and exit of coconut goods
The infestation is spreading fast from Calabarzon to Bicol. The Philippine Coconut Authority needs local governments to declare a state of calamity.
'It hurts... Coconut farming families are going to go hungry,' says an official