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NFA to focus distribution of rice
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority (NFA) is now finalizing the list of select areas that would benefit from the government’s subsidized rice program amid a new rice regime in the country.
Piñol not bothered by charges over rice funds
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is not worried by the warning of reelectionist Sen. Cynthia Villar of possible charges against him over rice funds.
New LGU officials asked to prioritize environmental laws
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is calling on newly elected officials of local government units (LGUs) to prioritize the implementation of environmental laws, particularly on solid waste...
DA wants validation on fake vinegar products
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking an interagency validation on the presence of fake vinegar products in the market amid food safety concerns.
Fisheries output slightly up in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Fish production in the country continued to improve in the first quarter amid better output in commercial and municipal fisheries.
NFA seeks P32-B budget for buffer stocking
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The National Food Authority (NFA) needs at least P32 billion to fulfill its buffer stocking mandate amid a new rice regime and to ensure that its debts will not further balloon.
Cleanup of QC waterways set
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with Rotary International District (RID) 3780 to clean up waterways in Quezon City as part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation.
Philippines on alert vs swine flu
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine government tightened its security against African swine fever (ASF) yesterday amid an outbreak in Hong Kong.
Atlas Mining incurs P35-M loss in 3 months
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Listed Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corp. registered a net loss in the first quarter of the year amid lower global prices.
Singapore clears entry of Philippines agri products
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Singapore is ready to accept agricultural exports coming from the Philippines after successful sanitary inspections of several poultry and hog farms.
Lepanto trims loss to P158 M
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. has trimmed its net loss to P158 million in the first quarter on higher revenues and better production.
Group calls for ban on waste importation
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A green group is calling for a total prohibition on the importation of hazardous waste amid Canada’s failure to take back its illegal garbage export.
Palay output drops in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Production of the seasonally adjusted palay (unhusked rice) declined five percent in the first quarter amid the dry spell in the country.
Fruit output down in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Production of the country’s major fruit crops continued its decline in the first quarter due to El Niño phenomenon, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Philippines to import more rice despite higher production
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Amid a new rice regime, the Philippines is seen increasing its imports for the year to 2.8 million metric tons despite an expected improvement in local production of Filipinos’ main staple.
Senatoriables urged to ensure sustainable fisheries management
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The fisheries sector, among the country’s poorest, is urging senatorial aspirants to include sustainable fisheries management as an important policy matter.
Rice buffer stock continues to climb
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s rice inventory maintained its upward momentum, rising 21 percent in April, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
DENR closes Bataan dumpsite
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has issued a cease and desist order against the municipal government of Limay in Bataan for operating an illegal open dumpsite.
Manila Water income drops 27% to P1.2 B in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Ayala-led Manila Water Co. Inc. saw its net income fall 27 percent to P1.23 billion amid higher costs and expenses.
Agri sector slows in Q1
by Louise Maureen Simeon - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s agricultural sector slowed down in the first quarter, growing by only 0.67 percent due to El Niño which affected the production of some crops.
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