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AGRICULTURE

DA-12 grants new farming system to Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – Farmers in Cotabato City are expected to
increase productivity with the coming of urban farming technology from the
Department of Agriculture.

The hydrophonics and aquaphonics farming system were turned
over DA-12 and its partner, Aboitiz Company to the Bangasamoro Development
Agency in Barangay Kalanganan, Cotabato City.

It is a project of DA 12 under the urban agriculture – Pagkain Para
sa Masa program. Under this program, the beneficiaries are trained in urban
farming and they will receive agricultural inputs.

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More than 4,000 fisherfolk benefit from ARMM-HDAP projects

COTABATO CITY – More than 4,000 fisher folks in the province of Maguindanao are expected to benefit from several fisheries-based livelihood projects of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) through its Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (HDAP).Janice Musali, executive director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-ARMM, said residents dependent on fishing from the second district of Maguindanao will be assisted with livelihood projects to help them generate income and improve their living conditions.

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Manobo villagers benefit from P4.96-M Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Kalamansig

KALAMANSIG, Sultan Kudarat -- For decades, Manobo farmers in far-flung
mountainous village of Datu Wasay here were left with no choice but to lay their
harvested grains in tattered sacks and tarps to improve its quality with the
absence of solar drier in the place.

More often than not, this practice had resulted in poor quality of their
farm products like coffee, palay and corn and sold it to market at very low
prices.

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Agri chief disperses aid to NorCot Vinta farmer-victims

KABACAN, North Cotabato -- Quick response.

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Parang mayor prosecutes four for dynamite fishing at Moro Gulf

MAGUINDANAO --- A mayor is prosecuting four Iranun fishermen caught using dynamites in a protected fishing site at the Moro Gulf.Mayor Ibrahim Ibay said Monday the four men, relatives Rashid, Milham, Mohajier and Totok, all surnamed Kusain, also yielded components for dynamites when they were arrested last week while setting off an explosive to kill fishes in coral reefs in territorial waters of the municipality of Parang.Ibay, citing police reports, said all four men are residents of Kalanganan area in nearby Cotabato City.Ibay said the protected marine sites in Parang are open to all, but

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HDAP-ARMM turns over drying facilities to farmers in Maguindanao

Datu Piang, Maguindanao – The Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (HDAP-ARMM) turned over two units of multi-purpose solar drying pavements, worth P400,000 each, to cooperatives in barangays Poblacion and Dado in Datu Piang on Wednesday, January 10.Sonora Dagadas, municipal agriculture officer of Datu Piang, said the new drying facilities will directly benefit as many as 3,000 farmers not only from this town but from other areas in the province as well. Ang mga drying pavements na ito ay bukas para sa lahat ng farmers.

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BFAR-ARMM imposes 3-month sardine fishing ban in Sulu and Basilan

COTABATO CITY – For the seventh consecutive year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BFAR-ARMM) is imposing a three-month closed season for fishing ‘tamban’, or Indian sardine, in the Sulu Sea and Basilan Strait.Jerusalem Abdulahim, chief of the Fisheries Regulatory and Law Enforcement Division of BFAR-ARMM, said the annual fishing ban is implemented to give time for tamban to reproduce.

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Maranao farmers suffering from `Vinta' aftermath

COTABATO CITY --- Maranaos lost P152.4 million worth of crops when tropical storm Vinta pummeled the province last month.Reports reaching the executive department here of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao stated that the typhoon destroyed P88.9 million worth of harvestable rice crops in farms along Lake Lanao that were hit by flashfloods.More than a dozen rice and corn-producing towns in Lanao del Sur, a component-province of ARMM, were ravaged by flash floods due to heavy downpours spawned by storm Vinta.In a report Friday to the office of ARMM Gov.

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Strong winds can't blow away dream of better life for Filipinos

DAVAO CITY - Strong winds gusting ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Vinta nearly spoiled yesterday the staging of two historic events - the commissioning of two Philippine-made multi-mission offshore vessels (MMOV) and the launching of the Bigas-Mais Blend which would make the country sufficient in staple grains supply.As the crowd waited for the arrival of President Rody Duterte at about 3 p.m., easterly gusts of wind topped off the canvas roof of the steel truss-structure serving as the venue for the activity which was set up beside the Sasa Wharf where BRP Lapulapu and BRP Francisco Dago

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Kuratong Baleleng country gets P120-M in projects, P100-M in loans

OROQUIETA CITY -Farmers and fisher folks of this province, which for so long carried the stigma of being labeled as the heartland of the notorious criminal gang Kuratong Baleleng, yesterday received some P120-Million worth of agriculture and fisheries projects and machineries from government.The delivery of the projects and machineries, including 152 fiberglass fishing boats under the FB Pagbabago program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) came five months after I visited Tangub City in June for the first Biyaheng Bukid sortie.Misamis Occidental Governor Hermie Ramiro a

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