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Rice stocks readied for lean months
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority has begun prepositioning rice buffer stocks nationwide as the lean season for the country’s main staple draws near.
Farmers decry rice import plan by PITC
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The Federation of Free Farmers is questioning the legality of the planned importation of 300,000 metric tons or six million cavans of rice by the Philippine International Trading Corp.
Philippines to join global field trial for ASF vaccine
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines hopes to participate in the development of a vaccine for the dreaded African swine fever, a fatal hog disease which has resulted in the kill- ing of nearly 300,000 pigs and counting in the country....
Manila Water borrows P3 billion for capex
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. has secured P3 billion in loans to help finance its capital investment program in the east zone.
Normal water meter reading begins next week
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Starting next week, concessionaires will resume meter reading for water consumption, while customers should expect their bills from the three-month duration of the lockdown.
DA releases P600 million loan assistance to farmers
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has continued to provide loan assistance to farmers and fishers affected by the pandemic, releasing nearly P600 million to date.
Philippines alcohol imports seen to rise despite higher tax
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s consumption and importation of alcoholic beverages are expected to rise further despite the higher excise tax on the commodities due to the government’s tax reform program.
Government urged to ensure food security
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A lawmaker is calling on the government to ensure food security and stable food prices amid the risk of a worldwide food price spike due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Metal output plunges
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s metallic production declined by 11 percent to P25 billion in the first quarter as the limited movement of supplies and workforce affected the output.
Traders vow to buy bulk tobacco leaves
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Major tobacco buying firms have committed to buy all tobacco leaves of farmers in most regions to help them secure a stable income as the pandemic has affected trading and delivery of the commodity.
SMC ramps up corn purchase
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. has ramped up its purchase of surplus corn, buying 69 million kilograms to date in a bid to help local farmers and ensure stable food supply.
Agricultural trade up 5% to $21.2 billion in 2019
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The country’s agricultural trade value improved by five percent to $21.22 billion in 2019 amid higher exports, the Philippines Statistics Authority said.
Philex earnings down 50% in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Pangilinan-led Philex Mining Corp. reported a net income of P102 million in the first quarter, down 50 percent despite higher revenues and improved world market prices.
Ambo agriculture damage hits P1.56 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Damage to agriculture in areas hit by Typhoon Ambo has ballooned to P1.56 billion.
DA tries to lure OFWs to agriculture sector
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The government is bent on attracting more people, especially overseas Filipino workers, to return to the countryside as it allots P2.5 billion in loanable funds for agriculture and fishery ventures.
Ambo damage to agriculture hits P1 billion
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Damage to the agriculture sector in areas battered by Typhoon Ambo has climbed to P1.04 billion, the Department of Agriculture-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center reported yesterday.
Philippines eyes 94% fish sufficiency
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Even with the dismal performance in the first quarter, the Department of Agriculture is still hoping to achieve a 94 percent fish sufficiency level and increase it further next year.
P8 billion additional budget sought for NFA
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture wants to secure an additional P8 billion for the National Food Authority to ensure that the country will have enough buffer stocks of rice.
More firms join eKadiwa
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture has expanded its online Kadiwa program with more private firms joining the initiative of providing consumers easy access to farm produce.
Landbank releases P993 million cash aid to rice farmers
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines has continued its cash aid distribution to rice farmers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
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