Category Archives: Agriculture

The Proof is in the Pili

Most micro-entrepreneurs start their businesses with the mere hope of providing for their family’s daily needs. But to succeed at it—and be recognized for it—is often beyond their wildest dreams. At least this much is true for Merle Paete of … Continue reading

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Sorsogon to establish 30-hectare Pili Orchard in 2020

​SORSOGON CITY, August 15 (PIA) – The province of Sorsogon through the Office of the Provincial Agriculture will establish a Pili Orchard by the year 2020 covering a 30 hectares of land under the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP).   PRDP … Continue reading

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Albay Third District towns eyed for commercial cacao production

LIGAO CITY—The third congressional district of Albay is hopping on the bandwagon of commercial cacao production. Its representative, Rep. Fernando Gonzalez, on Sunday here said that as much as possible, all lands covered by his district that are available and … Continue reading

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City Life vs Provincial Living

This is a heart-breaking story, but does drive a point that it can better to live in the province than to go for the big dream in the city. San nag-sideline ako sa mga saro na eskwelahan sa Sorsogon, ginhaput … Continue reading

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Voices from the field: Farmers need more gov’t assistance

QUEZON PROVINCE, Philippines – “Napakahirap sa lahat, ang matulog nang gutom (The hardest of all is to sleep hungry).” Rice farmer and fisherman Rolando Merto, 57, still remembers November 2004, when flash floods and mudslides swept through Infanta, Quezon Province. … Continue reading

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Church wants Peter Paul PHL operation in Sorsogon stopped

SORSOGON CITY—The Catholic Church is again calling for Peter Paul Philippine Corp. (PPPC) to stop the operation of its coconut-processing plant here due to another “string of fish poisoning incidents” believed to be caused by the company’s contamination of fishponds … Continue reading

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Coconut Industry in Sorsogon Province

Last year, according to the news copra prices dropped to PHP14/kilo. Our family said that in our area, it dropped to PHP15/kilo, a sure way to burn down any capital available. It takes PHP20/kilo of copra for them to make … Continue reading

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Abaca plantation in Sorsogon town up for rehab

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) — Ninety-hectares of abaca plantation in Irosin, Sorsogon will be replanted this year as part of the Abaca Industry Rehabilitation Project of the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA). The project is funded by Itochu, a … Continue reading

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Rice production in Sorsogon falls short of local demand–NFA official

SORSOGON CITY—Rice production in Sorsogon province in 2012 fell short of meeting local consumer demand, according to National Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Manager Eliseo B. Caliwag. “Annual consumption [of the staple in] Sorsogon is 1,956,400 bags of rice,” Caliwag said. … Continue reading

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Peanut Program Gets Corporate Backers

By MELODY M. AGUIBA A value chain peanut program has tied up with East West Seed Co., Puentespina of Davao, and Sorsogon Dairy Farm as part of a national aim to boost peanut production value to P317 million by 2014. … Continue reading

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