Seven Aggie Challenges

By V.L. Sonny Domingo

The Road Map enunciated by Sec. Manny Pinol will definitely spell more production using government funds.

Analysis of his Road Map for Philippine Agriculture shows that it will be government led and using government funds.

The private sector especially the NGO’s that would like to participate will have to wait for Sec. Pinol to roll out his policy support for the farming sector and those that would like to help in the development of Philippine agriculture.

There is another ROAD MAP needed to face the following challenges in agriculture;;

1. Profitability NOT Productivity—
If the farmers make…

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Legarda Calls for Collective Climate Action

SENATOR Loren Legarda has called on the international community, the government and the public to strengthen collective and individual action in coping with and addressing the impacts of climate change.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the call during the Conversations Among Thought Leaders forum organized by the Brahma Kumaris Philippines Spiritual Foundation, Inc. with the theme “Building Resilience in Turbulent Times”.

“The Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of natural hazards. Despite this, we have shown the world that there is strength in vulnerability,…

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Sta. Rosa named Earth Hour Capital

SANTA Rosa City, Laguna has been proclaimed as the Philippine Earth Hour capital due to its initiatives ranging from installing solar street lights to the construction of a composting facility designed to minimize landfill waste.

The Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) is a year-long initiative which aims to mobilize action and support cities in the global transition towards a climate friendly and one-planet future.

The Challenge’s main goal is to highlight, recognize and reward city governments that are making substantial long-term efforts to combat climate change.

Santa Rosa City will now be recognized along with 2016 Global Earth Hour Capital…

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Duterte rejects ‘absurd’ climate accord

By Rosemarie Señora

IN KEEPING up with his stance as a pro-people leader, President Rodrigo Duterte has maintained that he will reject Paris Agreement – the historic international climate change pact that seeks to keep global warming below 2°C – calling the deal ‘stupid’ and ‘absurd’.

In an interview, Duterte shared an anecdote of an unnamed ambassador questioning whether the Philippines will be able to keep its carbon emissions low as part of the climate change pact signed in December.

This question, according to Duterte, made him want to ‘kick him’.

“I said, ‘No. I cannot tell. … You don’t…

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PRES. DIGONG’S “WAR ON POVERTY”

By Sonny Domingo

Pres. Digong Duterte’s EO No. 1, is a declaration of his WAR ON POVERTY (WOP) by clustering all government agencies promoting livelihood, poverty alleviation programs, food sufficiency and skills under the Cabinet Secretary of the Office of the President. Duterte called this “RE-engineering the Office of the President.

Unlike the War On Drugs (WOD) people will continue to live. Nobody will die, even of hunger or the will to live by committing suicide. And we hope that Pres. Duterte will have a definite program to be announced in his forthcoming SONA.

The program must not be a…

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