LEANDER C. DOMINGO, TMT

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Pilot-tested home and school gardens established by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) throughout Southeast Asia have been upscaled by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) to make the younger generation increase their appreciation for agriculture. SEAMEO high officials has approved…

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CABARROGUIS, Quirino: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) has allotted P446.5million ($9.5 million) grant for the five-year implementation of a project to reduce rural poverty in Quirino province. The project will start in 2018. Myung Seop Shin, Koica country director, and Gov. Junie Cua signed on December 7 the project’s…

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CABARROGUIS, Quirino: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) has allotted P446.5million ($9.5 million) grant for the five-year implementation of a project to reduce rural poverty in Quirino province. The project will start in 2018. Myung Seop Shin, Koica country director, and Gov. Junie Cua signed on December 7 the project’s…

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GREEN groups and energy advocates have expressed dismay over the alleged “midnight exemption” given to local coal mining companies from the new coal tax approved by both Houses of Congress. The Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED) said the Power for People Coalition will award a “King Coal” trophy…

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WHILE the contribution of Cagayan Valley (Region 2) to the cacao industry in the Philippines is still small, the Regional Cacao Council (RCC) based in Tuguegarao City is proud that the region’s cacao products have a unique taste and aroma compared to those of other regions. With that in mind,…

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AMONG the complains of residents in the mineral-rich upland village of Didipio in the town of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, is the alleged diminishing quality of potable water, which they attribute to the activities of Australian mining firm OceanaGold in the area. No other than Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu challenged mining…

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IT will be a blue Christmas for relatives and friends of Joseph Agravante and Edeliza Manuel who were preparing for their wedding when they were shot dead on Monday afternoon in Dupax del Sur town in Nueva Vizcaya by a police officer who went berserk. Agravante, 25, of Barangay Balzain…

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ADVOCACY groups have all the reason to be jubilant as the world’s first-ever national inquiry into the responsibility of the fossil fuel industry for causing climate change will be held on Monday in Manila, or one day after Human Rights Day. Multinational companies in the oil industry including ExxonMobil, Shell,…

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THE Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) has told left-leaning groups not to exploit the killing of an activist Roman Catholic priest in Jaen town in Nueva Ecija as an issue against the government even as it condemned the incident. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, Nolcom public information officer, on Friday said the…

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