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Gov't seizes 9,000 bags kept in CDO warehouse

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The National Food Authority (NFA) has cancelled the grains trading licenses of two Iligan City traders who were caught hoarding rice two months ago by a Joint Task Group against rice hoarding formed by President Rody Duterte.NFA Regional Director for Northern Mindanao Diane Silva said Government agents also confiscated the rice stocks estimated over 19,000 bags.Two cargo trucks found in the warehouses of the two traders were also confiscated.Silva said the traders were also fined and banned from engaging in grains trading in perpetuity.The confiscated rice will be sol


N. Cotabato board member pushes for chicken dressing plant in Midsayap

North Cotabato – One of the most improved towns in North Cotabato
should have its own broiler chicken industry, a provincial board member on Tuesday

should develop its own broiler industry because of its huge market, North
Cotabato 3rd District Board Member Socrates Pinol said.

He was in
Midsayap as guest speaker of the town’s Sinugba Festival as part of its
foundation anniversary.


Region 12 wins 3 national Gawad Saka Awards 2018

KORONADAL CITY -- The Department of Agriculture has revealed the national winners for the 2018 installment of Gawad Saka Search.In an official communication sent to DA – Regional Field Office XII, Region XII also known as SOCCSKSARGEN Region claimed three of 20 national awards. Engineer Daniel F. Apostol, this city, is this year’s outstanding high value crops farmer who owns an organic-based farm planted to different plantation crops such as cacao and coconut as well as fruit crops like durian, rambutan and lanzones.Another national winner from the region is Engr. Ernesto Pantua, Jr.


Rubber farmers to produce motorcycle, tractor tires

The woes of the country's rubber farmers who have suffered from very low prices for their raw rubber will soon be over.By February next year, the Philippine Rubber Farmers' Association (PRFA), a farmers group organized with the support of the Department of Agriculture, will start processing their raw rubber into motorcycle and small tractor tires under the proposed brand name Pilipinas Agila Tires.


Smaller, efficient systems needed to fill up food need

On Saturday, Oct.


ARMM farmers meet students ‘preach by example’

FARMERS have brought in fresh vegetables, fruits and organic rice at low price tags on the third and last Organic Agriculture Congress of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) here on Friday.Regional Secretary Alexander Alonto Jr.


Gov't nabbed rice hoarders, 40,000 bags of rice seized

Two Iligan City-based rice traders, one of them a Taiwanese national, were arrested yesterday by a composite government team for alleged hoarding of 40,000 bags of rice and charged with hoarding, involvement in cartel operations and profiteering.National Food Authority (NFA) Acting Administrator Tomas Escarez said the rice stocks of businessmen Sonia C. Payan, a Filipino-Chinese and Jhonny D.


Don't mess with gov't! Mindanao Farmers go direct selling Manila Malasakit stores open

By land, by sea and by air, the Department of Agriculture will bring vegetables, fruits and fish to Metro Manila to break the cartel controlling supply and prices and give consumers access to affordable food.Following the chaotic but highly successful staging of the TienDA Farmers and Fishermen's Outlet Sept.


ARMM's role seen in revive barter trade plan

COTABATO CITY — The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) would a significant economic factor to reviving the old barter trading with neighboring members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), officials said.On Tuesday, President Rodrigo Duterte said his meeting with the administration’s economic managers would also delve on revival of barter trading, and enhance trade link with Sabah where rice price is comparatively low.ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman said inter-regional maritime trading in the south is an old tradition traced back from ancient barter trading, but which


Duterte endorses Tawi-Tawi barter trading center

After so much confusion and sometimes deliberate misinterpretation of my earlier proposal to establish a Rice Trading Center in Tawitawi to stop rice smuggling and ensure supply in the ZAMBASULTA area, everything has been clarified by no less than President Rody Duterte himself.President Duterte said he supports the re-establishment of the Barter Trading Center in Tawitawi and of bringing in rice from Sabah to supply the needs of the people in the islands provided it follows legal processes.He also directed Finance Secretary Carlos G.



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