Author: Raffy Rico

China opens its doors to Philippine coconuts

  Eng Seng Food Products President John Tan shows-off the fresh young coconuts ready for export to China market. China, the world’s largest market is now opening its doors to Philippine coconut products particularly fresh young coconut or buko. This came after complying with the export protocol of the Chinese government which allows entry of Philippine coconuts from the Mindanao and Leyte province. A Davao-based company, Eng Seng Food Products in coordination with the Department of Agriculture in Region 11 (DA-11) and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) will ship 48 tons or 36,000 pieces of aromatic coconuts to Guangzhou...

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Implementasyon sa Pagpapatupad ng EO No. 4 sa San Juan City, Ikinasa!

  Matapos na ipatupad ang implementasyon ng Executive Order No.4 na nagsasaad ng No Parking policy , nagkasa naman ng Libreng Sakay ang bagong upong Mayor na si Francis Zamora sa mga mananakay na bumibiyahe mula Wilson St. corner Ortigas Avenue hanggang paaralan ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines sa San Juan City. Ang programang Libreng Sakay umano, ay upang matugunan ang kakulangan at pangangailangan sa transportasyon ng mga sumasakay sa nasabing lugar particular ang mga lehitimong San Juaneño. Ito umano ay habang isinasaayos pa sa LTFRB ang mga prangkisa para sa mga pampasaherong jeep na bumibiyahe sa nasabing...

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DOST-PCAARRD revives its partnership with MARDI

With the goal to intensify its partnership and collaboration with international partners, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry. The MOU was signed on June 26, 2019 at the PCAARRD Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. PCAARRD and MARDI have been partners since 1975. Two agreements were previously signed by the two agencies – in July 1975 and in November 1994....

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Filipino takes helm of Asian society for breeding research

Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio (left), SEARCA Director and new President of SABRAO, with outgoing SABRAO president Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023....

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DENR, Isko, ininspeksyon ang estero na binahayan ng mga ISFs

Ni Precy Faustino-Lazaro BINISITA at sinuri nila Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso at ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu ang Estero de San Antonio Abad sa Barangay 718 sa Malate na pinamahayan ng pitumpu at isang informal settlers families o ISFs . Ayon kay Cimatu, ang 50 ISF’s ay nailipat na sa Tala, Caloocan City nuong Hunyo 25, 2019 at ang natitirang 21 ISF’s ay kailangang ilikas na para sa kanilang kaligtasan. Isa sa prayoridad ng DENR na linisin ang mga estero dahil ang mga dumi dito ay direktang dumadaloy patungong Manila Bay....

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TPBA PROPOSED TO INCREASE 5 PERCENT BIODIESEL COMPONENT ON 2021

By Precy Faustino-Lazaro THE Philippine Biodiesel Association (TPBA) has proposed to increase the percentage of the biodiesel component blended in locally available diesel to 5 percent by 2021 from the current level of 2 percent. Blending coco biodiesel or coconut methyl ester (CME) in local diesel started in 2007 upon the implementation of Republic Act No. 9367 or the Biofuels Act of 2006. On the first year of the law, diesel was blended with 1 percent CME. It was increased to 2 percent in 2007 and has remained at that level since. “The Philippines was the pioneer in Southeast...

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San Fernando, Pampanga 20th Founding Anniversary Internal Affair Service

City of San Fernando, Pampanga. In the 20th Founding Anniversary of Internal Affairs Service, RIAS3 headed by PCOL FRANCISCO M ESGUERRA, Acting Director, a very successful joint Celebration of Pampanga Internal Affairs Service headed by PMAJ RONNIE J FERNANDEZ, Acting Provincial Superintendent, Pampanga PIAS, and Angeles City PIAS headed by PLTCOL SAMUEL S GUIMBONGAN together with Regional Police Strategy Management Unit- Regional Advisory Council (RPSMU-RAC) headed by Lyndon A Cunanan, Chairman and members of APO TETA DELTA (Angeles City and Pampanga Chapter) celebrates this anniversary by conducting MEDICAL MISSION and Feeding Program to more or less 500 Aetas residing...

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Cassava bilang Food of the Future!

Ni Lara Lapitan Binansagang “food of the future” – ang cassava o kamoteng kahoy ay isa sa itinuturing na may pinakamalawak na sakahan sa mga bansang tropiko gaya ng Pilipanas. Sa mahigit 15 milyong Pilipinong nagkokonsumo nito, higit dalawang daang libong pamilyang magsasaka na ginagawa ito bilang hanapbuhay. Base sa Philippine Statistical Authority, noong 2006, tinatayang 2.71 milyong metrong toneladang cassava ang naitatanim sa 223,000 ektaryang lupa. Sa tulong ng Department of Agriculture, naisulong ang National Cassava Development Plan na nagbigay daan upang matukoy ang mga isyu sa pananim tulad ng mababang produksyon dulot ng kakulangan sa mga kagamitan...

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Legacy Monsanto partners with Cagayan Provincial Government to conduct agriculture-related seminars

More than 150 students attended Monsanto’s seminar on Agri-counselling Legacy Monsanto Philippines recently partnered with the Cagayan Provincial Learning and Resource Center (CPLRC) under the Office of Governor Manuel Mamba for the conduct of an agricultural biotech seminar for farmers and an agri-counselling seminar for senior high school students. The said seminars which were both held at the Provincial Library draw attendees from the different municipalities of Cagayan including Appari, Claveria Santo Niño, Enrile and Amulung. Key officials of the local government also attended the seminars. Chat Garrido-Ocampo, Corporate Affairs Head of Legacy Monsanto Philippines, said that doing seminars...

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