Pinol dismantles ‘farm -to- my pocket’ division

IT HAS been said that a solid infrastructure is the backbone of success of farmers in the Philippines and the lack therefore will result to collapse of the Agriculture sector.

Every administration has exerted efforts in pouring out money to support agriculture infrastructure projects especially in building roads that will enable access for the farmers to transport their products to other areas in the country but a closer look will also show how these projects have fared.

This is the reason why Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol had ordered a total overhaul of the Farm-to-Market-Road Development Program Division (FMRPD) of the…

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DA unveils interactive agri guide map app

IN HIS bid to properly guide and teach farmers on what appropriate crops to plant in their respective farms, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol launched recently the so-called Interactive AMIA and National Color Coded Agricultural Guide Map in Malacanang Palace.

The launching of the program which will enable farmers and fishermen to obtain interactive data on things related to farming and fishing was personally witnessed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Pinol said the interactive map is a campaign commitment of President Duterte which will enable farmers and fishermen to obtain necessary data on matters related to farming and fishing by typing the…

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The TRIUMVIRATE vs The PEOPLE

A FEW days ago, I was called to participate in forming a Revolutionary Government (RG) representing the People with our farmer’s federation. 

Many years back I have joined such movements and served as a strategist, one of which was a Freedom March from Quezon Circle to Malacanang Circle to surround “the Palace” and ask the sitting President to turn over the government to a “Junta” composed of  “the people, the military and the middle class” . This was to avoid a civil war and undue violence in a government takeover. We were to install a people’s government with a…

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How WTO is killing our farmers (Conclusion)

For the first part of this series, click here.

Phl Experience 

The Philippine government's formal accession to the GATT-WTO was made possible by the ratification of the Philippine Senate of the GATT-UR in December 1994. 

Along with it, the government's commitments to the various agreements embodied in the Uruguay Round including the Agreement on Agriculture were made legally binding. 

To pursue the full completion of its commitments to the AOA, the government has subsequently amended and revised existing laws and policy measures that were not in congruence with the rules of the WTO.

Through RA 8178 or the law…

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'Makapuno' seen to boost Alabat’s eco-tourism

STARTING this year, Alabat Island in Quezon, which is composed of three towns namely Alabat, Perez and Quezon, will be known as the first and sole “Makapuno Island” in the country.

The three island town mayors namely; Mayors Fernando Mesa of Alabat, Pepito Reyes of Perez and Ma. Caridad Clacio of Quezon pledged their full support to the endeavor that will transform their island into a “Makapuno Island,” to be planted with more than 80 hectares of embryo-cultured makapuno coconuts.

 

Makapuno

According to Mayor Clacio, 7,500 trees of the special coconut variety “makapuno” will be planted in the island, most…

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