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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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DA releases P75-M to support poverty reduction in 3 Mindanao provinces

News
MANILA, January 4, 2017 (PNA) — The Department of Agriculture (DA) has released P75 million to North Cotabato, Sarangani, and Maguindanao meant to assist priority provinces move out ...
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‘Lawin,’ ‘Karen’ cause ₱10.22-B damage to agriculture, infrastructure

News
MANILA, October 23, 2016 (PNA) — The damage to agriculture and infrastructure caused by typhoons “Karen” and “Lawin” has so far reached ₱10.22 billion, the Department of Agriculture ...
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DA pushes promotions, sale of agri products

Food Opinion
Marketing has always been the weakest link in Philippine agriculture. Farmers, fisherfolk and other agricultural producers have always been at the losing end because they are at the ...
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Duterte confirms free irrigation starts in 2017

Food Opinion
  In the last Cabinet meeting on Monday, August 22, President Rody Duterte has confirmed his commitment of free irrigation for the country’s millions of rice farmers starting ...
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