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Increase heirloom rice consumption, Filipinos urged

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The government should help convince more Filipinos to eat indigenous heirloom rice to popularize the commodity, according to advocates of traditional rice varieties.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Baguio utility calls for investors

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Emboldened by businessman Manuel Pangilinan’s offer to develop Baguio’s water supply, the power utility servicing the city and Benguet province has called on other investors to consider financing power generation projects.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Helping the young find the right jobs

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A YOUNG girl helps her parents cut up unsold newspapers in La Trinidad, Benguet. The bundles of newspapers are then packed into bundles to be sold as packaging materials for Benguet vegetables. The family can sell a bundle for P70.  PDI-NL/Richard Balonglong

Many children dream of becoming scientists and professionals, but their future careers used to be defined by the work they did for the family to help bring food to the table.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heirloom rice has market outside, inside PH

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Organic heirloom rice production has found a niche market abroad, gauging by the slow but steady increase in volume of indigenous rice exports.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

PH to export rice in May, says DA exec

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Rice producers and traders are to export rice in May, the first time the commodity would be exported in large volumes in 40 years, a high official of the Department of Agriculture announced here on Saturday.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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