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House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

'Mastermind' muzzling Ilocos Norte execs in House probe, says Fariñas

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Asked whether he was referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says, 'Your guess is as good as mine, maybe even better'

'Mastermind' muzzling Ilocos Norte execs in House probe, says Fariñas

'Cruel' for House to still detain Ilocos Norte officials – Bongbong Marcos

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he feels sorry for the situation of the officials, claiming they are 'beginning to suffer symptoms' while in detention

'Cruel' for House to still detain Ilocos Norte officials – Bongbong Marcos

Alvarez calls CA justices ‘idiots’ over detention case of Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The House of Representatives rejects a Court of Appeals ruling ordering an explanation for detaining 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were deemed uncooperative in a committee hearing

Alvarez calls CA justices ‘idiots’ over detention case of Ilocos Norte officials

House defies CA order to release detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The CA orders the officials' release on June 9, but Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says they have questioned the court's jurisdiction over Congress' contempt powers

House defies CA order to release detained Ilocos Norte officials

Ilocos Norte officials detained in House seek writ of habeas corpus

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who had initiate the probe, doubts the Court of Appeals will find their detention illegal because they gave 'dismissive' answers to the committee

Ilocos Norte officials detained in House seek writ of habeas corpus

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

May 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Candon City in Ilocos Sur goes against the Philippines' local and international commitments to shift farmers away from tobacco to alternative crops and livelihood

To shift or not: Ilocos Sur farmers urged to keep growing tobacco

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2017

May 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hi! Here are the top stories you shouldn't miss this Monday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2017

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco funds probe

May 29, 2017 - 10:55 AM

(UPDATED) The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving 'dismissive' answers during the hearing

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco funds probe

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

May 29, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Tobacco farmers in Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur, say their local government uses its share in excise taxes on cigarettes in funding non-tobacco farming projects

What local governments owe tobacco farmers

Farmers finally occupy parts of Lapanday-managed farm

May 18, 2017 - 8:15 PM

(UPDATED) Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano asks police and military to provide round-the-clock security for the 159 farmers lin Tagum City for two days

Farmers finally occupy parts of Lapanday-managed farm

Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds go to Imee Marcos' pet projects

May 17, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos' daughter. Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015.

Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds go to Imee Marcos' pet projects

Duterte invites Tagum farmers to Manila Hotel dinner

May 10, 2017 - 12:48 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte asks the farmers from Davao del Norte to give him more time to resolve their land issue with Lapanday Foods Corporation

Duterte invites Tagum farmers to Manila Hotel dinner

LOOK: Duterte meets picketing Davao del Norte farmers

May 09, 2017 - 8:18 PM

The farmers from Madaum Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Incorporated are agrarian reform beneficiaries who were forcibly evicted from a 145-hectare banana plantation in Tagum City

LOOK: Duterte meets picketing Davao del Norte farmers

IN PHOTOS: Artists pay tribute to farmers, carabaos in Binatbatan Festival of Arts

May 06, 2017 - 9:38 PM

See Vigan's colorful culture and history depicted on carabaos at the Binatbatan Festival of Arts!

IN PHOTOS: Artists pay tribute to farmers, carabaos in Binatbatan Festival of Arts

Farmers break Hacienda Luisita walls

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Protesters claim that the land allegedly belonging to RCBC should have been distributed to them 5 years ago following a Supreme Court ruling

Farmers break Hacienda Luisita walls

Zamboanga farmer grows 'rainbow corn'

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:18 PM

Known as glass-gem corn in Central America, the rainbow corn variety is introduced in Zamboanga by farmer Mark Basaluddin

Zamboanga farmer grows 'rainbow corn'

A year after Kidapawan clash, groups condemn killings of farmers

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:05 AM

'Since June last year, 16 farmers, Lumad and land rights defenders have already been killed,' says Pedro Arnado, chair of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region

A year after Kidapawan clash, groups condemn killings of farmers

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers' group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being 'silenced'

North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The color-coded guide map provides data that farmers need to identify the type of crops suitable for their land

Piñol urges farmers to use guide map for crop planning

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on

Mar 13, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Here are beautiful sights and beautiful people whose stories are worth sharing

Visiting the Ifugao rice terraces? A few things to reflect on

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:59 AM

The UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society strives to uphold awareness on the ways, means, and science behind agricultural biotechnology to help students and farmers alike

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Human rights group says 75 activists missing in Rizal

Mar 04, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Karapatan reports the incident a day after troops and communist rebels clashed in the area

Human rights group says 75 activists missing in Rizal

4 things to know about the Mendiola Massacre

Jan 21, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Agrarian Reform Chief Rafael “Ka Paeng” V. Mariano, then secretary-general of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, is one of the many farmers who were at the Mendiola protest in 1987

4 things to know about the Mendiola Massacre

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Jan 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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

Coco levy fund scam: Gold for the corrupt, crumbs for farmers

Landbank to provide P115B in loans to small farmers, fishermen by 2022

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Landbank will initiate a 're-engineering' of the credit facilities for small stakeholders in the agriculture sector, and encourage them to enter into 'corporatives'

Landbank to provide P115B in loans to small farmers, fishermen by 2022

DAR issues cease and desist order vs Lapanday Foods

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:25 PM

The order comes after a series of reported assaults against farmer-beneficiaries in a 145-hectare banana plantation

DAR issues cease and desist order vs Lapanday Foods

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144, if passed into law, would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:18 PM

The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police

LOOK BACK: Philippine protests that turned bloody

Coron farmers group wants justice for slain leader

Sep 26, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Farmers in Basuanga want the killer of peasant leader Arnel Figueroa jailed. Figueroa's murder was caught on video.

Coron farmers group wants justice for slain leader

Gov't to prohibit conversion of agricultural lands for 2 years

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says the planned moratorium will protect the 4.7 million hectares of land already awarded to farmer-beneficiaries

Gov't to prohibit conversion of agricultural lands for 2 years

Farmers' group leader killed in Isabela

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Ariel Diaz, who had actively campaigned against landgrabbing in Isabela, is the 5th farmer gunned down in Luzon in less than a week

Farmers' group leader killed in Isabela

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

DBM questioned on budget cut for coconut farmers

Aug 31, 2016 - 2:57 PM

'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

DBM questioned on budget cut for coconut farmers

Putting 'half rice' on the menu

Jul 28, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Why 'half rice' should be offered for rice-loving Philippines

Putting 'half rice' on the menu

Agrarian reform chief 'Ka Paeng': Hope for the farmers

Jul 28, 2016 - 1:08 PM

From peasant leader to agrarian reform chief, Rafael Mariano is now on the other side of the fence. Will he make a difference?

Agrarian reform chief 'Ka Paeng': Hope for the farmers

DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a convenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño-affected farmers in Bukidnon

DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

EU grants new aid to struggling milk farmers

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:55 PM

The European Union sets aside an additional 500 million euros ($553 million) for the farmers, with those in Germany, France, and Britain among the top receivers

EU grants new aid to struggling milk farmers

Lawmaker wants farmers’ irrigation fees scrapped

Jul 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM

House Bill 558 seeks to ease the burdens of Filipino farmers and make them more productive

Lawmaker wants farmers’ irrigation fees scrapped

3 killed, 3 hurt in Bukidnon land scuffle

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:12 PM

In Sumilao town, a confrontation between security of a ranch and members of an indigenous people's group claiming the pasture land leads to casualties on the IP's side

3 killed, 3 hurt in Bukidnon land scuffle

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol says he is giving officials 45 days to complete nationwide soil testing and sampling to allow farmers to determine appropriate crops and fertilizers to use for the next planting season

Piñol calls out DA officials for using outdated soil data

Farmers urge Duterte to address 5 issues on first 100 days

Jun 29, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Human rights violations and weak implementation of agrarian programs are just some of the issues farmer groups want president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to address once he assumes office

Farmers urge Duterte to address 5 issues on first 100 days

Use of data and technology to solve food security issues - experts

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:41 PM

Experts say getting politicians to understand data and technology will help them implement evidence-based policies that will benefit the people

Use of data and technology to solve food security issues - experts

PH Ombudsman, nurses’ salary, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

Jun 16, 2016 - 7:54 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

PH Ombudsman, nurses’ salary, EgyptAir | 6PM wRap

Change our rice policy

Jun 01, 2016 - 3:30 PM

'If the incoming Duterte administration's objective is to make food more affordable, then it should go in the opposite direction and make a real change: abolish the NFA's rice monopoly'

Change our rice policy

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

'Moving forward, there are key things that the new government must act on, bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence'

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future

May 17, 2016 - 5:56 PM

'People’s lives have practically worsened,' says Wilhelmina Pelegrina, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Food and Ecological Agriculture Coordinator

How El Niño threatens Southeast Asia’s food security now and in the future