Category Archives: rice

Duterte certifies rice tariffication bill as urgent

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the passage of the rice tariffication bill that seeks to remove quantitative restrictions on the importation of rice and to stabilize its price in the market. The bill seeks to amend Republic Act No. 8178, also known as the Agricultural Tariffication Act of […]

PH farmers to work in rice demo farm in PNG

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) — The Philippines will send at least 22 farmers from North Cotabato to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to work in the 100-hectare rice demonstration farm that will operate after the signing of an agreement between the two countries, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol said. Pinol said the farmers will come […]

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TO THE POINT: Señor Presidente, bilang Dictador, Tabang!

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) — We are unsure if “Señor Presidente, bilang Dictador, Tabang!” is Bisaya-Cebuano. We are only sure, it is Bisaya. In English, “Mr. President, as dictator, help!” We presume this is the collective voice (GMA News, February 8, 2018) of “[m]ore than 10 million consumers [who] have been forced […]

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200,000 bags of imported rice to arrive in GenSan this month

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 November) — The National Food Authority (NFA) here is expecting the arrival within this month of an additional 200,000 bags of imported rice to augment the rice requirements of this city and the neighboring areas. Dionisio Hectin Jr., manager of the NFA’s Sarangani-General Santos provincial office, said Thursday the additional rice […]

Old Farming Practice

Burnt out tree trunks poking out from young rice plants are testament to the old agricultural practice of clearing trees to make farms, as shown in this picture taken in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur on Friday (12 May 2017). MindaNews photo by Gail Ilagan