barter trade

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

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)