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Safe meat for Christmas

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As Christmas grows near, food should become not only plentiful, but also safe. Last Nov. 12, Senate Agriculture Committee chair Cynthia Villar conducted a hearing on “the importation, inspection, distribution, and sale of frozen meat to ensure food security, sufficiency and safety”.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Trade centers and Asean integration

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With the Asean integration comes a mixed blessing of opportunity and danger.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

71-day march for P71B

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Last Sept. 21, on the 42nd anniversary of martial law, 71 farmers started a 71-day march in Davao to claim the P71 billion coconut levy for coconut farmers. Their request is simple but urgent: the government must exercise political will so that the coconut levy which coconut farmers have contributed to is finally given for their benefit. After all, these coconut farmers constitute both the largest and the poorest land-based sector in our country today.

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gov’t regulation needed

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At the Oct. 16 Senate hearing on port congestion chaired by Sen. Bam Aquino, a government official said regulation was no longer the approach used by the government on trade matters. But an Alyansa Agrikultura representative stated that unless there was more government intervention, the congestion would continue to significantly harm not only trade, but also the livelihood of poor people such as small farmers and fisherfolk.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Suggested retail prices help consumers, farmers

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Suggested retail prices (SRPs) can help consumers get lower prices and farmers obtain higher prices for their produce.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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