LEANDER C. DOMINGO, TMT

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KNOWN in the world as “Wonder Crop” of the 20th century, soybean or “utaw” is one of the most versatile high value crops. While most soybean are processed for oil and protein for the animal feed industry, a smaller percentage is also processed for human consumption including soy milk, soy…

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THE Philippine-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) 65th Governing Board (GB) has conducted an annual evaluation of the center’s programs and finances aimed at boosting the region’s agricultural and rural development sectors. Searca’s GB discussed the center’s strategies and directions in the said…

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TO put a stop to overexploitation of fishery resources in Cagayan province, the Babuyan Channel Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (IFARMC) has come up with a proposed policy to regulate the deployment of fish aggregating devices (also called payao) and for the management of crab resources. In Cagayan…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Five ship crew rescued from the MV Emerald Star which capsized in waters off Santa Ana town in the province were turned over to the Indian Embassy, according to the Philippine Cast Guard (PCG). Ensign Joel Nieva, Aparri town-based PCG information officer, said the MV Emerald Star…

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday said the two-day nationwide transport strike did not affect riders in Region 2 as drivers and operators continued to ply their routes. Nash Talipasan, LTFRB regional director, said the strike failed to paralyze the Cagayan Valley region…

‘ODETTE’ AFTERMATH: FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES

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The municipality of Allacapan in Cagayan province was placed under a state of calamity over heavy flooding brought about by continuous rains during the onslaught of Tropical Depression “Odette,” while several road systems in the Cordillera were closed to vehicular traffic caused by landslides on Friday. Mayor Harry Florida said…

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A MULTI-MILLION peso Integrated Agro-Food Park (IAFP) to be implemented under public-private partnership (PPP) scheme is set to rise at the Cagayan State University (CSU) in Sanchez Mira town, Cagayan province. The IAFP will be established in a 50-hectare area that will become the first commercial-scale one-stop-site for agricultural production…

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THE Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) issued a flood advisory as four overflow bridges in the region were rendered impassable due to a downpour brought about by Tropical Depression (TD) “Odette.” Affected are Cagayan province’s Tawi overflow bridge in Peñablanca town, Bagusat and Bagunit overflow…

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NON-GOVERNMENT organizations (NGO) working with 16 cities across Asia have pledged during the recently held “Our Ocean Conference” in Malta to prevent nearly one million tons of waste from entering the environment through zero waste programs. More than 868,000 tons of waste annually—including more than 173,000 tons of plastic —are…

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CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela: A son of a former trial court judge and his live-in partner were shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in front of a restaurant in this city on Monday night. Police said Socrates Ramos Bala Sr., 41, married, a resident of District 1 in this city and the…

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