Author: Raffy Rico

ADLAY, ALTERNATIBONG PAGKAIN KAPALIT NG KANIN

Ang adlay ay maaaring gawing alternatibong pagkain kapalit ng kanin. Isa ito sa mga pangunahing pagkain ng mga katutubong Pilipino sa maraming bahagi ng bansa. Matapos anihin, Ibinibilad at binabayo ito upang maihiwalay ang balat sa laman. Maaari itong lutuin at ihain gaya ng bigas. Maaari din itong gawing sangkap sa sabaw at sopas dahil sa kaaya-ayang lasa nito. Kadalasan itong ginagawang harina na ginagamit sa paggawa ng mga tinapay, lugaw, at maging sa paggawa ng mga pasta. Ang mga pininong butil nito ay maaaring gawing kape at tsaa o kaya naman ay iimbak upang makagawa ng alak. Masustansya...

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BAR, Pinondohan ang Cooperatiba na gumagawa ng Kapis Chips sa Samal Bataan

Ang “window-pane shell” o kapis (Placuna placenta) ay isang uri ng bivalve mollusk gaya ng tahong, talaba, kuhol, at tulya. Ito ay kilala dahil sa matingkad na kulay ng kabibe nito. Kadalasan itong ginagawang parol, plorera, lamp shade, candle holder, window panes, chandeliers, at iba pang dekorasyon. Ang Samal, Bataan ay isa sa mga munisipalidad na mayaman sa kapis. Kaya naman ang paggawa ng mga produktong yari sa kapis shell ang pangunahing pangkabuhayan ng mga mamamayan sa Bataan. Liban dito, ginagamit din nila itong pangunahing sangkap sa mga pagkain gaya ng adobo, afritada, shanghai, at maging kapis chips at...

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SDSSU at BAR pinag-aralan ang ibat- ibang katangian ng Tikod Amo

Tikod amo (Oyster), isang uri ng talaba na matatagpuan sa mga baybayin ng Barobo, Lianga Bay sa Surigao del Sur. Ang pangalan nito ay nagmula sa “Kamayo”, lenggwahe ng mga naninirahan sa gitnang silangan ng Mindanao. Tinawag itong tikod amo dahil sa mala “ankle of an ape” o adductor muscle na itusra nito. Ang laman nito ay may iba’t ibang kulay. Ito ay kalimitang makikitang nakadikit sa mga bato, corals, troso, kawayan at maging sa mga lumang gulong sa dagat. Ang pagkuha ng tikod amo ay naging pangkabuhayan na ng mga mangingisda sa Surigao del Sur. Higit na mas...

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Suspension of pork imports asked until ‘genuine’ quarantine system that ensures tariff/duties collection is in place

By: Melody Mendoza Aguiba                                                                The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. (PCAFI) supports the call of the Samahan ng Industriya sa Agrikultura (SIK) for government to suspend importation of pork until a genuine quarantine system is in place at Customs borders. That policy will not only ensure animal protection from infection of the dreaded African swine fever (ASF). It will also ensure that proper tariffs and duties are paid. The government—the Bureau of Customs (BOC)—currently does not have the full capability to carry out strict biosecurity system that will guarantee that no imported meat products infected with...

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SSS recognizes 2019 top employers in Balikat ng Bayan Awards

  The Social Security System (SSS) recognized the 2019 top employers in its annual Balikat ng Bayan (BnB) Awards held during the SSS’ 62nd anniversary celebration. The 2019 top employers are Ryomo Philippines Corporation, Gingoog City Colleges, Inc., and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Philippines Corp. for their utmost support to the pension fund through their strict compliance with the Social Security Act of 2018 and amenability on the ongoing process of digitalization of SSS. Photo shows (L-R): SSS NCR Operations Group Senior Vice President Jose Bautista, SSS Branch Operations Sector Executive Vice President Judy Frances See, SSS President and...

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DA-SVRC Nalikha ang Maize Silky Sip juice drink

Sa pag haharvest ng mais maging sa pagluluto nito para ibenta, madalas ay itinatapon ang corn silk o sutla ng mais (Maydis stigma). Ang sutla ng mais, ay kumpol ng mga pino at malalambot na hibla ng mais. Ito ang pangunahing sangkap sa paggawa ng Maize Silky Sip juice drink, isang inuming likha ng Department of Agriculture – Cagayan Valley Research Center (DA-CVRC) Region II. Ang Maize Silky Sip ang pinakabagong produkto ng “Mangi Maxi,” proyekto ng DA-CVRC. Sa pagpoproseso nito, pinapakuluan ang sutla ng mais at saka iimbakin, pagkatapos ay hahaluan ng lemon grass at honey. Masustansya ito...

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PhilRice executive director to serve Mindanao

After three years of service as acting executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Dr. Sailila E. Abdula is assigned assistant secretary for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). He will serve in concurrent capacity as Director I of PhilRice Midsayap effective Sept. 16. As part of his new duties, Agriculture Sec. Dr. William Dar, said the multi-awarded rice breeder from North Cotabato will harmonize rice programs in Mindanao and ensure that the region will receive assistance from the department. “[The department wants] to help BARMM in a big way. Let’s help achieve a realistic, autonomous BARMM,”...

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Stricter biosecurity measure on pigs urged by PCAFI after hog disposal in Marikina river

By: Melody Mendoza Aguiba The private sector has urged government to implement stricter biosecurity measures against the spread of Asian swine fever (ASF) on hogs but also assured consumers that humans cannot be infected by the disease. The Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food (PCAFI) urged the Department of Agriculture (DA) and local government units (LGU) to intensify implementation of protocol in disposing of dead hogs.  This as some of the dead hogs suspected of having been infected by ASF have been found floating in the Marikina River.   “Offenders should be prosecuted as this is apparently a violation of certain memorandum act of DA regarding the disposal of dead hogs,” said PCAFI President Danilo V. Fausto.  “Stricter implementation of biosecurity procedures should be observed.” At the same time, Fausto said there should also be more information program declaring the scare against hog consumption since ASF does not adversely affect human health. “People should not be afraid of ASF,” said Fausto. Edwin Chen, president of PCAFI member Pork Producers Federation of the Phils (Propork), said hog raisers, particularly those from small backyards, should be advised to observe proper disposal of dead hogs. “If the farm is in the backyard, the hogs (affected by the disease) should be culled first then buried immediately outside the farm at a depth (that may not be disturbed by other animals.) Depending on the number,...

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DA Sec. TWIN MOVES

Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar (left) announces the ‘twin moves’ to address the issues on prices of rice, in a press conference at the Philippine Coconut Authority central office in Quezon City on Thursday (Sept. 12, 2019).  Dar said the National Food Authority (NFA) Council approved the measures that include: bringing down rice prices to PHP27 per kilo by flooding the market with 3.6 million bags and raise palay support price to PHP19 from P17 per kilo. With him is PCA Administrator Gonzalo Duque. ( Photo by: Ben...

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BAR Itinaguyod ang Lipa Beekeepers Marketing Cooperative (LBMC)

kilala ang Lipa bilang industriya ng “beekeeping”  o kilala sapag-aalaga ng mga bubuyog. Si Mister Porferio Olan na mas kilala sa tawag na “Ka Periong”  ang nagsimulang mag-alaga ng bubuyog  taong 1960 sa Lipa City. Sa tulong ng Department of Agriculture Region IVA – Southern Tagalog Integrated Agricultural Research Center (STIARC), ng City Agriculturist ng Lipa at sa pakikipag-ugnayan ng University of the Philippines Los Baños – Bee Program, naitaguyod ng Bureau of Agricultural Research ang Lipa Beekeepers Marketing Cooperative (LBMC) sa pamamagitan ng isang proyekto sa ilalim ng National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP). Ang LBMC ay opisyal na...

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