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Scientist from Cotabato named Outstanding Rice Scientist of the Philippines

(Photo Credit: Manny Piñol) An acting Executive Director of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Dr. Sailila Estilong Abdula was awarded as the one of the rice scientists in the Philippines who have contributed to the development of the rice industry at the age of 44. He is a Maguindanaoan rice breeder who developed a rice varieties resistant to a rice disease called Tungro. Read full Manny Piñol’s post below: IRRI ASEAN Award COTABATO RICE BREEDER NAMED OUTSTANDING RICE SCIENTIST By Manny Piñol A Maguindanao rice breeder who developed rice varieties resistant to Tungro has been selected by the ASEAN Rice...

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How to Plant Garlic in Philippines

Known for its abundant and rich in natural resources, Philippines has a growing economy in the agricultural sector. It is still an agricultural country despite the government’s plan to make it an industrialized economy, of which an approximate of more than 29 million people are dependent on agriculture. Aside from coconut, pineapple, sugar, banana, coffee, and mango, there is a demand of growing garlic in the market. To be able to harvest garlic for business there are some factors need to be considered on how to plant garlic in Philippines: Soil Requirements and Preparations      Garlic seeds grow...

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First Mango Stakeholders Regional Conference held at Davao

The Regional Stakeholders Forum will discuss the issue of decreasing number of Philippine Mangos from 400,000 metric tons to 1-million metric tons every year. The goal of this forum is to bring back the Philippine Mango to its glory, the reputation of being the best tasting Mango in the world and will be scheduled on August 2, 2017 at Royal Mandaya Hotel Function Hall in Davao City. Read full post from Manny Piñol: The first Regional Mango Stakeholders Forum has been scheduled for August 2 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel Function Hall in Davao City. The forum will start at 8...

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Government gives Hanunuo Mangyans 100 Carabaos for Farming

Photo Credit by Mayette Tudlas and Allan Jay Jacalan DA-AFID Accompanied by Bulalacao town Mayor Nilo Villas at Biyaheng Bukid Farmers’ Forum in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro on Wednesday, the Hanunuo Mangyans (led by Onaw and other mangyan leaders), publicly expressed their wish – 100 working Carabaos for 500 families and a road to bring their produce to the market. By ensuring that Carabaos will not be slaughtered, the Mangyan leaders proposed that each Carabao would be assigned to five farming families who would help one another in cultivating a common farm. Read Manny Piñol full post below: Caring for the forgotten MINDORO’S HANUNUO...

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Reviving the Philippine Livestock Capital – Batangas

(Photos Credit by Mayette Tudlas) Many Mayors in Batangas talked with Top Agriculture officials in Byaheng Bukid in Batangas to discuss their interest in reviving the cattle raising industry and become Metro Manila’s top beef producer once again. Before, Batangas was the known as the Philippine Livestock Capital as the province was the main source of beef for Metro Manila. Read Secretary Manny Piñol’s post: Priority program BATANGAS TO REGAIN TITLE AS PHILIPPINE LIVESTOCK CAPITAL By Manny Piñol Lipa City, Batangas – Remember the “Bulalong Batangas” and the days when the province was the main source of beef for Metro Manila? That...

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