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Farmers affected by rice tariffication to get P1.5-B loan aid

Philippines
By Lilybeth Inson, PNA MANILA — The government will roll out a PHP1.5-billion loan program for farmers who were affected by the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) due to the ...
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Agri losses from El Niño reach P7.96-B

Economy Philippines
By Lilybeth Ison, PNA MANILA — The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday estimated at PHP7.96 billion the damages and losses caused by the El Niño phenomenon or the ...
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DA launches easy loan program for rice farmers

Philippines
Starting this cropping season, rice farmers will be able to avail of cash advances from the government to finance their pre-harvest requirements. Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Manny Piñol  ...
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DA allots P200-million loan for coconut farmers

Philippines
In response to the drop in global market prices for copra, the government, through the Department of Agriculture, will be allocating at least P200 million worth of loans ...
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DA opens TienDA Malasakit centers to bring cheaper produce to Metro Manila

Consumer Food Philippines
The Department of Agriculture (DA) on Friday revealed its plans to  introduce lower-priced locally-grown agricultural produce to the Metro Manila market in a bid to address the rising ...
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Manny Piñol will go back to his farm if Duterte is not happy

Philippines
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol has expressed his willingness to step down from his position, should President Rodrigo Duterte will it. Amid critique about rice shortage and distribution, Secretary ...
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House Committee Approves Urban Agriculture Bill

The bill titled “Integrated Urban Agriculture Act” promotes urban agricultural development in metropolitan areas to address food security concerns.
Health Philippines
The Integrated Urban Agriculture Act The House special committee on food security chaired by Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (2ndDistrict, Negros Occidental) approved a substitute bill seeking to promote integrated urban ...
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When old bitter enemies become allies for peace

Opinion
It was not very comfortable to sit beside and in front of people who may have wished me dead in the past and who considered me as their ...
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DA suspends assistance to Lanao town over harassment accusations

News
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has suspended all assistance to Butig, Lanao del Sur after two councilors allegedly molested his female staff member. The councilors, whose names are not yet ...
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Iran seeks abaca supply, other Philippine Products

Economy News
The Islamic Republic of Iran, long subjected to trade sanctions by the West, is now opening up its market to various agricultural products from the Philippines, especially Abaca ...
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