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In this store, you can trade plastic trash for food and clothing

Jun 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Plastic Barter store aims to help solve Cebu City’s plastics problem and provide jobs to former prisoners and dumpsite dwellers

Duterte revives barter trade in Mindanao

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:40 AM

The ancient form of trade will be regulated by the government through President Rodrigo Duterte's Executive Order No. 64

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018, criticizes the idea of a coalition government proposed by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for he believes that it would bypass the democratic process of electing a leader which is chosen by the people. Malacañang Photo

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Duterte wants ancient barter trade to tame inflation

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Barter trade is one of the most ancient economic activities, where goods are exchanged without the use of cash

RICE WOES. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to revive barter trade with Sabah to bring rice prices down. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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

FIRST FRUITS. Mark Basaluddin's first harvest yielded rainbow corns like the following. Photo courtesy of Mark Basaluddin

Baguio City's blooming barter culture

Aug 16, 2015 - 11:34 AM

What goes around comes around What inspires transpires

In the first Markets of Resistance, artist Kawayan de Guia unveiled his replica of the Statue of Liberty on top of the Baguio fish market. Photo by Angel Shaw

Philippine official hits proposed Sabah barter ban

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:40 PM

This comes after 4 gunmen reportedly linked to the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in the Philippines abduct two Malaysians in Sabah

CHEAPER GOODS. A rice vendor in Bongao in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, sells rice from Sabah, a territory controlled by Malaysia but claimed by the Philippines. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Malaysia restricts 'barter' in Sabah

Apr 01, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Barter traders are required to present valid travel documents such as seaman books and passports

A rice vendor in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi says the price increased from P680 per sack to P770 per sack after the conflict in Sabah erupted. He added that they choose to buy rice in Sabah because it is cheaper and more accessible. (PHOTO BY KARLOS MANLUPIG)

After standoff, signs of easing tension

Mar 22, 2013 - 1:21 PM

But returnees talk of an incoming operation against Filipinos in Malaysia If that s true the worst has yet to come