Farmers are left with nothing to harvest after floods inundate their fields
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says 'it would be wise to be innovative' as inflation soars
The rising prices of agricultural goods are seen as the 'main drivers of inflation,' and the Department of Agriculture headed by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol 'must act quickly'
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says agencies like the Bureau of the Treasury and Department of Finance should be booted out of the National Food Authority Council
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the funds will come from private millers and traders
Pilit ang palusot, at balubaluktot ang mensahe ng gobyerno, tungkol sa krisis sa bigas – dahil sablay ang istratehiya sa simula pa lang
'Maybe the laws are weak or are unenforceable. All we have to do is to improve on those laws, not necessarily fire people,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Putting a cap on prices may sound like a good idea, but it may actually lead to a rice shortage
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis
The agriculture secretary even envisions a 'trading center' for smuggled rice in the Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi region, saying that's the practice there anyway
851 out of 1,502 passed the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineer Licensure Examination
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says the presence of bukbok or weevils proves that imported rice 'has not been sprayed with chemicals'
'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
The proposal comes after Zamboanga City and Basilan both declared a state of calamity over rice prices reaching as high as P70 per kilo
(UPDATED) The Department of Agriculture allows the importation of galunggong or round scad as the closed fishing season nears
'You cannot squeeze milk from a thin and hungry cow!' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
But opposition lawmakers argue the bill 'totally abandons' Filipino farmers and puts local agriculture 'in danger of extinction'
Look more closely into rice cartels and smuggling, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia urges the Department of Agriculture
House Bill No. 7735 creates the Rice Fund, which would be used to modernize rice farms, fund postharvest facilities, transportation and infrastructure projects, and provide rice scholarships
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says businessmen see rice hoarding as ‘inventory management'
A large part of Sweden, as well as Denmark, southern Norway and northern Finland, is currently experiencing a period of extreme heat which, according to weather forecasts, is unlikely to end soon
The Philippine Statistics Authority says the Philippines' agricultural imports rose while exports declined, which widened the trade deficit by 41% to $1.83 billion
The Department of Agriculture gives suggested retail prices for rice, fish, onions, and garlic to stabilize prices
The fair takes place from June 14 to 17 at the Central Square, Bonifacio High Street
The prosecutors tell the Sandiganbayan's 6th Division that suspending Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr from office would prevent him from intimidating witnesses and committing acts of malfeasance
Sugar prices are now at almost P3,000 per 50-kilogram bag, prompting the government to import to stabilize prices
La Viña has now been appointed to 3 different government entities – Social Security System, Department of Tourism, and now Department of Agriculture
(UPDATED) Lifting rice import quotas means cheaper rice for consumers, but may hurt Filipino farmers if they can't compete with their counterparts in countries like Vietnam
'Fisherfolk are the reason why we as consumers, both locally and abroad, are able to satisfy our appetite for tuna and all kinds of seafood. It’s time that we finally give considerable attention to them. '
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data reveals loans extended toward agriculture and agrarian reform are nowhere near what the law mandates
The fire in Sitio Palanan, Barangay Basra, reaches 5th alarm, and burns to the ground some 200 houses
The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that crops and livestock production slowed down, while fisheries fell to negative territory
(UPDATED) Some 4.7 million metric tons of rice is produced between January to March of this year, up 6.8% from the same period last year. Corn production is at 2.5 million metric tons, gaining some 4.2% year-on-year.
The proposed amount is more than twice the average allocation, and could be the agency's largest budget if approved
Department of Agriculture-Cagayan Valley topped regional offices in budget utilization for 2017, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol
The Department of Agrarian Reform says structures constructed on these 400 hectares of agricultural land are considered illegal
The National Food Authority reopens government-to-government importation with invitations sent to the embassies of Thailand and Vietnam
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The National Food Authority used to be under the supervision of the office of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr
A 2006 proclamation signed by then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo classified Boracay Island as forestland and agricultural land
Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says there will also be an investigation into the possible involvement of customs personnel in the illegal release of 105 containers
The President wants all rice importation matters to be handled by Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat
The President warns he would look into the bank's finances after challenging it to provide tractors to farmers' cooperatives all over the country
The project is originally scheduled for completion on March 4, 2016
As of June 2016, almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land remain undistributed. Landowners stall the land acquisition and distribution process through various methods.
Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award
(4TH UPDATE) 'The hasty filing of graft charges against me before the Sandiganbayan and the subsequent issuance of the warrant of arrest...is a clear sign of the existence of abuse of power and arrogance on the part of the Speaker,' says Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr
Floirendo says the announcement of a warrant by the camp of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows 'malicious intent' to smear his reputation