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Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the farm-to-market road program should get at least P20 billion in the 2018 budget

Piñol wants rationalization of PH rural road programs

Congress approves free irrigation for small farmers

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:27 PM

The Senate and the House of Representatives would now convene a bicameral conference committee to thresh out differences between their versions of the bill

Congress approves free irrigation for small farmers

No agri in SONA? Piñol says Duterte's style not to go into details

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the President talked about agriculture during the early part of his State of the Nation Address

No agri in SONA? Piñol says Duterte's style not to go into details

Lucio Tan, Henry Sy's hometown in China eye more investments in PH

Jul 16, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The origin of millions of Filipino-Chinese, Fujian province is also a potential for tourism for the Philippines

Lucio Tan, Henry Sy's hometown in China eye more investments in PH

2016 deadliest year for environment defenders – report

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:05 PM

At least 200 land and environmental defenders died in 2016, the deadliest year on record according to the latest report by environmental monitor Global Witness

2016 deadliest year for environment defenders – report

Global demand for food products to slow – FAO

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:09 PM

One of the main reasons given for the decline is a slowdown in growth in China, where incomes over the outlook period are projected to flatline, driving down spending on foodstuffs

Global demand for food products to slow – FAO

What if our farmers give up on us?

Jul 09, 2017 - 3:15 PM

'It is time to rethink how each of us can help Filipino farmers, even in small ways'

What if our farmers give up on us?

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:34 PM

'You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who are passionate about the country and those who do not forget their country,' says Arman Ali Ghodsinia

#InspireCourage: UP grad from Marawi dreams of building PH biotech industry

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, with 12 months left in office, steps on the gas as Arroyo-time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti-graft court

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

What Duterte development plan ignores: Local industry, accessible social services

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Under the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, PH's agriculture and mining industry cater to foreign economies while its people look for jobs abroad, according to IBON Foundation

What Duterte development plan ignores: Local industry, accessible social services

Duterte's development plan: Recycled, failed economic policies

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:27 PM

The Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 has a simplistic and outdated explanation of the problem with the economy, according to IBON Foundation

Duterte's development plan: Recycled, failed economic policies

FAST FACTS: Mindanao, the Philippines' food basket

May 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The poorest island in the Philippines is rich in natural resources, producing 40% of the country's food needs

FAST FACTS: Mindanao, the Philippines' food basket

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

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:55 PM

By protecting fisheries, humanity can raise yearly wild seafood yields by 100 million metric tonnes – enough to feed a billion people every day, forever

How to feed a billion people (and get rock-hard abs)

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'

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:42 PM

'Neither allowing the National Food Authority to solely import rice, nor stopping all rice imports, is good for the Filipino consumer or the Filipino rice farmer,' says an economic policy think tank

Think tank to Duterte: Allow rice importation, end NFA monopoly

Rappler Talk: Ex-Usec Halmen Valdez on Cabinet rift

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Dismissed Palace undersecretary Halmen Valdez talks about rice, the Cabinet, and the issues that divide the President's appointees

Rappler Talk: Ex-Usec Halmen Valdez on Cabinet rift

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:05 PM

Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, once an agriculture chief, raises the Philippines' two-decade concern in his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

PH asks Australia to open market for banana growers

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

WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

Mar 24, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Candon Youth Movement engages Ilocos Sur youth for projects on public health, agriculture, and education

WATCH: Tapping youth volunteerism for public service

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Mexico is now threatening to buy from elsewhere, worrying corn growers in some of the very same US states that voted heavily in favor of Trump

Mexico threatens to ditch corn imports from U.S.

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

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government's livelihood and education program for the country's sea gypsies

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Scientists and consumer groups say there is not enough evidence yet to shed light on the potential risks of gene editing, particularly regarding its trickle-down effects on the environment and the ecosystem

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Nearly 5 million people are facing starvation and famine, the government says

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Feb 17, 2017 - 4:26 PM

People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network Executive Director Esteban Masagca explains that in the crafting of a new recovery plan, the farmers and the most affected people should be involved

Lawin-struck farmers push for sustainable aid

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Feb 14, 2017 - 7:10 PM

In its denial of the prosecutors' motion for reconsideration, it says the prosecutors 'ignorantly accused the court of going beyond its authority to determine probable cause'

Sandiganbayan affirms dismissal of Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:01 PM

Five others are injured after violence erupted at the Nemesio Tan estate in Pilar, Capiz

Farmer killed by gunmen in Capiz land dispute picket

News Briefs: February 9, 2017

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, February 9

News Briefs: February 9, 2017

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday, February 3

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Long live coffee

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Guiel Albiola belongs to a new generation of coffee traders and farmers who are fighting to keep the industry alive

Long live coffee

Trump rushes to control communication of U.S. agencies

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Press Secretary Spicer: 'I don't think it's any surprise that when there's an administration turnover, that we're going to review the policies.'

Trump rushes to control communication of U.S. agencies

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

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The agriculture sector, which employs more than 85,000 children, has the highest incidence of child labor in the country

DOLE widens ban on child labor in agriculture

UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Through a $3-million grant from the New Zealand government, FAO is currently supporting the recovery of 10,475 farming and fishing households in the province of Cotabato

UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

Lanao del Sur forms council to manage river basin

Jan 13, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Lanao del Sur governor Soraya Adiong says failure to protect the lake will have a negative impact not only on the lives of the Maranaos but all Mindanaoans

Lanao del Sur forms council to manage river basin

Agriculture officials in Davao City charged with graft

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The DA-Davao City officials earlier admitted that no pre-bidding conference was conducted, but claimed they were not involved in the process

Agriculture officials in Davao City charged with graft

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

Dec 31, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The typhoon inflicted casualties, damage to agriculture and infrastructure, and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year

Oriental Mindoro takes stock of Typhoon Nina damage

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

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

Dec 20, 2016 - 1:40 PM

Tycoons like Manny V. Pangilinan, Ramon Ang, and Lucio Tan declare their support for the Duterte administration's bid to unleash the economic potential of violence-stricken Sulu

Top businessmen pledge support for Sulu's economic revival

P2 billion allotted for free irrigation in 2017 budget

Dec 18, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The P2 billion will cover the maintenance expenses of irrigation facilities that the National Irrigation Administration charges from farmers

P2 billion allotted for free irrigation in 2017 budget

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

Dec 17, 2016 - 5:27 PM

The draft implementing rules and regulations of Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2016 aim to impose stiffer penalties for smugglers of agriculture products

Agricultural smugglers to face stiffer penalties

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Dec 13, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez-Sato questions the agriculture chief's stance on lifting the importation quota and the transfer of DA bureaus

CA defers Piñol's appointment to next year

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Joc-joc Bolante, De Lima ethics case, global warming | Evening wRap

Sandiganbayan junks Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The anti-graft court says there is no evidence that the former agriculture undersecretary pocketed P50 million or higher from the fertilizer fund scam

Sandiganbayan junks Joc-joc Bolante plunder case

PCC's 2017 priorities: Int'l shipping, cement, power, agriculture

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:25 PM

The Philippine Competition Commission will review these 4 sectors next year to check for possible anti-competitive measures

PCC's 2017 priorities: Int'l shipping, cement, power, agriculture

1.4B jobs depend on pollinators – report

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:02 AM

A study warns of a dire threat to human welfare if the falls in bee and butterfly numbers are not halted

1.4B jobs depend on pollinators – report

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Oxfam in the Philippines calls on the government 'to protect the people who grow our food, especially the most vulnerable small-scale women farmers'

WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:06 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Rodrigo Duterte, PH economy, United States | 6PM wRap