Give more funds for farm production, not roads

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

While it is laudable for the government, particularly the Department of Budget and Management, to allocate bigger funds for farm-to-market roads, the focus must be more on equipping the farmers, through the Department of Agriculture, with the capital for production inputs and facilities to enhance their productivity.

 

This much I gathered from my recent interviews with farmers in Puerto Princes—who despite recently finishing their training on high value crops’ best farming techniques and seed varieties have not been able to pursue their newfound knowledge and skills because of lack of capital…

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Build on quality teachers, not buildings, DBM tells HEIs

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Department of Budget and Management asked the heads of higher education institutions (HEIs) to invest in improving the quality of teachers (skills and knowledge) and not to build more buildings as it decreased the 2019 budget of the Commission on Higher Education from P50.5 to P50.4 billion, or by P100 million.

 

“We did not allow any new construction under the 2019 budget. These schools cannot expand and allow free entry of students. Remember we want not just free education, but quality education, so let’s try to get the…

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Musikgarten, PAGCOR to team up anew in recital 

 

Musikgarten Manila (MGM) will join hands with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for its upcoming musical recital in December.

Previously, PAGCOR has already teamed up with MGM, co-presenting the school’s successful Summer Music Festival held at the CCP Complex in Pasay City last May 13.

The new recital is expected to once again showcase the talents of MGM’s outstanding students, who were trained by teachers selected from country’s top music conservatories honed on MGM techniques.

One of the distinct characters of the MGM recital is that it departs from the traditional recital presentations, moving to staging production…

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Phl is 9th most attacked online, web threats at all-time high

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

The Philippines is now the ninth most attacked country worldwide by online threats and malwares with  10..65 million web -antivirus detections of different types, a 100 percent jump from the first quarter (January to March 2018) with 5.669 million detections, according to a report from cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab.

 

With over 10 million web infections detected last quarter, the country climbed eight notches up in just three months. Data showed the country placed 17th on the list of nations most vulnerable to online dangers in the first quarter of…

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Traders control farmers, food supply & prices

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

In most areas of the country, farmers are at the mercy of ruthless and callous traders, who squeeze them dry of possible profit but pass on the products they bought from farmers at sky-high prices. Greed has often been their game, that’s why they get richer and the farmers poorer.

 

And even if farmers acquire new farm techniques and venture into high value crops (HVC), still they are trapped with the greedy traders, who buy their produce at rock bottom (almost give-away) prices but sell the same items to malls and…

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