JAMES KONSTANTIN GALVEZ, TMT

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FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Inc. signed an agreement on Tuesday for the purchase of seven more Q400 New Generation aircraft, bringing to 12 the total number of PAL Q400 orders. The signing ceremony, held during the Air Show in Paris, France, was led by top officials…

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AYALA-LED Globe Telecom has introduced a new mobile content format that transforms the way people enjoy and consume video content on mobile with the launch of GoWATCH. On the heels of earlier offers such as MyLifestylePlan, GoSAKTO, and GoSURF, GoWATCH is the telco’s newest service for its prepaid and postpaid…

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Ramon Paje, vice president of the United Nations Environment Assembly, is calling for more investment in research and development on alternatives to food production, as the agriculture sector is the second biggest contributor to pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) had been banned in…

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The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) reiterated the increasing importance of safe, and evidence- and science-based agricultural technologies in promoting agricultural productivity, as well as food and nutrition security amidst challenges like climate change, dwindling production resources, rapid population increase and extreme poverty.…

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SOME 58 “lighthouse” schools were put up by the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) in Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) to teach K-to-12 students gardening as a reliable solution to malnutrition that is prevalent among schoolchildren. IIRR senior program advisor Julian Gonsalves said the lighthouse schools, through…

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State-run National Food Authority (NFA) is set conduct in the first week of July the bidding for 250,000 metric tons of rice supposedly to beef up government buffer stocks during the lean months. NFA spokesperson Marietta Ablaza said that the grains agency hopes to publish the invitation to bid on…

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IN line with the Duterte administration’s transparency initiative, the interagency National Food Authority (NFA) Council on Tuesday said the public can expect radical changes in this year’s government rice importation program as it vowed to weed out corruption within the state-run grains agency. Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, who is also…

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THE sugarcane sector performed better than expected this crop year as production exceeded the target despite the lingering effects of El Niño, the Sugar Regulatory Administration said. As of May 28, sugar production totaled 2.33 million metric tons (MT), from 2.21 million MT a year earlier, the industry regulator said…

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The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has called for a stronger policy on the use of biotechnology crops in the Philippines as vital to the country’s long-term food security amid climate change and a rapidly growing population. Congress should immediately craft a biotechnology…

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