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Recto says the amount of farmers debt is 'small compared to the hundreds of billions in private sector loans it had written off over the past 40 years'
Among the vetoed bills are the twin measures that would have fulfilled President Duterte's campaign promise to coconut farmers
University of the Philippines Los Baños graduate Romel Arrobang recalls his grandfather saying, 'Kung hindi ako magtatanim, paano kakain ang mga tao?'
It helps you shop zero waste, too!
The Department of Agriculture sets up stalls in Metro Manila to boost the sales of excess mangoes. Here's where to find them.
The alternative livelihood is seen to gradually wean indigenous peoples away from engaging in wildlife poaching and expanding their kaingin farm areas in Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape
Aside from other perks, the new law requires the government to provide capital to agriculture and fisheries graduates to help them pursue enterprises related to their course
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says he wants coconut farmers to go beyond copra. It remains unclear, however, when the coco levy fund will be released.
Here are some photos of the Pink Moon taken from different parts of the Philippines
The Pink Moon will almost be a 'supermoon' because of its distance from Earth
Members of the Kalayaan Palawan Farmers and Fisherfolk Association, along with fishermen from Zambales, file a petition against the DENR, DA, BFAR, Navy, PCG, PNP, and DOJ
The protest outside the Philippine Consulate in Toronto also calls for end to Canadian military aid to the Philippines
Kilus Magniniyog hopes to reclaim the coco levy funds – money collected from coconut farmers during the time of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos
Victims' families in Negros Oriental say the police wore bonnets and mercilessly executed their kin
Senator Leila de Lima says the killings of farmers 'prove the inability' of the government to maintain peace and to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes
Kakambal ng giyera kontra-droga at giyera laban sa Kaliwa ang pagkamanhid natin
The first P30 million will be given out to onion farmers' cooperatives in the second week of April
Stakeholders question why there is plenty of buffer stock, saying that the Philippines should only import what it needs
'We will now be pushed and shoveled into the hammer mill of trade liberalization to be totally obliterated from the face of the earth,' says Silver Bonto, chairman of the National Confederation of Irrigators Associations
Coconut farmers slam President Duterte for inconsistencies amid the veto of two coconut levy bills, which would have paved the way for the use of funds stolen from them
Rice farmers are questioning if the law will be properly implemented
President Rodrigo Duterte also argues that the current bill's proposed coconut trust fund may benefit wealthy coconut farmer owners more than smallholder farmers
Vice President Leni Robredo says measures should be in place to ensure that farmers will not suffer with the newly signed rice tariffication law
(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos
It's back to the drawing board for lawmakers on how the P76-billion coco levy funds will be managed in order to benefit coconut farmers
There are 3 main reasons why President Rodrigo Duterte, with a 'heavy heart,' sent the enrolled bill back to Congress for further deliberation
You can now buy vegetables from this online grocery store to help farmers affected by low prices and oversupply
The proposed law removes the National Food Authority's rice import monopoly, and will kick off the process of substantially reducing the inefficiencies and collusion in the rice market system
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol says farmers will be able to borrow up to P50,000, with interest
Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low
At least 28,714 farmers and 30,900.07 hectares in Bicol were affected by Usman and the tail end of the cold front
Unpredictable weather linked to climate change is laying waste to Cambodian fields
German farmers launch a challenge against the German government for having 'given up' trying to achieve cuts in greenhouse gas emissions set out under its own climate target
What will the scion of the Tañada clan do to stand out in the polls and finally succeed in getting the Senate seat he has been aspiring for?
'This is not the first massacre of farmers in Philippine history. Filipino farmers have long fought for genuine agrarian reforms... They ask for land, not bullets.'
Filipino farmers have taken it upon themselves to fight for their rights but have been met with bullets as protests turn violent
'Pinagtaksilan kami ni Duterte... Taliwas ito sa kanyang pangakong panig siya sa aming mga naghihirap na maliliit na magniniyog,' says Kilus Magniniyog after the president threatened to veto coco levy bill
'Parang talo na lang sa sugal. Ganoon na lang ang iniisip natin kasi hindi naman natin hawak 'yung panahon,' says 48-year-old farmer Ricardo Rumbaua
It's a 'kapit sa patalim' situation for the hardy Filipino farmer
Aside from sacrificing some crops he cannot harvest, corn farmer Elvis Lacambra says he already considers half of his supposed proceeds a loss
The Luzon Federation of Sugarcane Growers Association fears that Universal Robina Corporation's acquisition of Central Azucarera Don Pedro will 'remove entirely any semblance of competition in the sugar milling market of Batangas'
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams the 'conflicting' statements of several government agencies on the ongoing rice crisis
'Farmers never had it so good until today,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV warns rice tariffication might be another 'knee-jerk reaction' to bring down inflation
Senator Cynthia Villar says she won't agree to rice tariffication if farmers would not get subsidies
'Maaaring magtagal na naman ang aming paghihintay at pakikibaka bago makamit ng mga mahihirap at maliliit na magniniyog ang bunga ng coco levy,' says a national coalition of coconut farmers' movements
Tourists don't mind shelling out P300 per kilo of red cardinal grapes as long as they do the picking themselves
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
Farmers appeal to Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones to help them move out from unfair deals with tycoons
PRESS RELEASE: Organizations are coming together to help ease the suffering of fellow farmers in other parts of the country