Corn makes record-breaking harvest

THIS is the first time that the Philippines will be exporting corns to neighboring Asian countries as harvests of the product this year will breach the 5.6-million ton domestic requirement.

Citing the report of Assistant Secretary Federico Laciste, National Corn Program coordinator, Pinol said the Philippines’ yellow and white corn harvest for 2017 is expected to hit 8.1-million metric tons in spite of the series of natural calamities which hit the country recently, including the 7-month El Niño.

This developed as Piñol commended his people for the newest breakthrough in the Philippine agriculture.

He added that the production…

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Dairy products sufficiency pushed

UNKNOWN to many of us, the Philippines is only 1 percent sufficient in milk, which means that 99% of dairy products being consumed in the country are imported.

This and the fact that there is a low number of dairy herd population, both in buffalo and cattle, are the primary reasons why Dr. Eufrocina DP. Atabay of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) conducted a program to help in reproduction of dairy animals.

In the country, 64 percent of the total local milk volume is provided by cattle while the remaining 34 percent is provided by buffalos.

“But…

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DILG releases P5-B incentives to 2,529 LGUs

INTERIOR Secretary Ismael Sueno has announced that his department has already released P5-billion in incentives to 2,529 “good performing” local government units since 2010 as means to inspire and motivate them to perform their service to the public at the highest possible levels. 

The amount was released through the DILG’s Performance Challenge Fund, as the agency seeks to recognize good governance performance particularly in the areas of transparency, accountability, participation and service delivery. 

In 2010, 30 LGUs received a total of P30-million PCF; in 2011, 397 LGUs got P490-million; 560 local governments were granted P987-million in 2012; and…

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POISON FARMING vs GREEN FARMING

There is talk that if the youth eat tilapia very often they will turn out to be a TomBoy (because of the sex reversal technology introduce to it to grow faster) or if they eat more burger or chicken (which are pampered with anti-biotics) than needed they turn out to be a BakLa. 

There is more to just eating food. How food is produce is now the concern and it is called POISON FARMING. For example when seed is treated for production, poison is sprayed into it to protect it from seed pest and seed born plant diseases.  When…

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Ilocos Sur farmers are also farm technicians

FIFTY farmer-beneficiaries of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) recently graduated as Farmer-Technicians to boost their farms’ productivity as well as to contribute to the development of agriculture in their respective communities. 

Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO) Christianne C. Suguitan welcomed the newly graduates as she considered them as the new partner of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in achieving progress in the countryside. 

The newly graduates came from eight (8) ARBOs of the first and second district of Ilocos Sur, which include Ayusan- Norte Pantay ARC multi-purpose cooperative (MPC) of Vigan City, Nansuagao Agrarian Reform…

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