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The Agriculture House Committee will give priority to measures to authorize the use of rice subsidies for the pick-up of pallets (unhusked rice) from local farmers from distinct government agencies, said Wilfrido Enverga, Quezon City 1st district representative. Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Luis Raymund Jr. also suggested giving real rice purchased from local farmers rather than money to the recipients of the Pantawid Pamilyang Philippine (4Ps) Program. Meanwhile, the

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President Rodrigo Duterte dismissed the sale of land to beneficiaries of the agrarian reform, stating that he will not honor such agreements. Duterte slammed sugar barons buying and selling parcels of the property back to farmers-beneficiaries as he stressed that such sales would not be recognized. The President reiterated that the law prohibits the sale of land distributed under the land reform program and urged farmers to use the land

local farmers

Agriculture Department said Wednesday it suggested to distribute rice to recipients of the government’s conditional cash transfer program to open up a fresh market for Filipino farmers. Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the proposal was welcomed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which administers the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps. Some farmers complained that removing import caps on the staple grain resulted in lowering rice prices, hurting

Bureau of Animal Industry

In efforts to curb a widespread epidemic, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) have released three “meat-sniffing dogs” to detect incoming passengers bringing in fresh animal meat in the country that might have been contaminated with deadly swine fever. Said dogs were trained to detect and sniff meat that could be smuggled inside passengers’ luggage, to ease confiscation. BAI Director Dr. Ronnie Domingo


City of Dreams Manila amps up sustainability efforts with a holistic initiative on coffee and coffee making, further enhancing its eco-efficient operations. Not only does its source coffee beans from local farmers, it also repurposes the used coffee grounds as organic fertilizers, and recycles the coffee capsules used in its guest rooms. “As a socially and environmentally-responsible business, we are always looking for ways on how we can strengthen our


14 people whom killed in a supposed anti-criminality campaign in Negros Oriental were farmers who were massacred by the police on Saturday. According to Kabataan Party-list Rep. Sarah Elago, condemned the killings and stated her group holds the Duterte administration and authorities accountable “for this crime against our farmers.” “The youth stands with our farmers as we call for justice for the victims of the Canlaon Massacre and all the