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A case for rural development

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Lately, there has been so much passionate discussion on the RH Bill. The bottom of this issue seems to lie on how to solve the poverty problem in the country.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Tarlac sugar production in limbo after Luisita order

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Planters anticipate uncertainties in growing sugarcane in Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac as the government, on order of the Supreme Court, prepares to distribute 4,915 hectares in the sugar estate owned by relatives of President Aquino.

Posted: November 29th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Government killing agrarian reform

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Is the government supporting or killing agrarian reform? Based on the current 2012 government budget deliberations, the latter is more likely. Omi Royondoyan, co-convenor of the “Save Agrarian Reform Alliance,” recently gave us an excerpt on “Declaration of Unity”: “We know from experience that the achievement of agrarian reform goals relies heavily on the annual [...]

Posted: October 14th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Banks seek compromise on law requiring lending to agri-agra sector

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MANILA, Philippines—The Bankers Association of the Philippines maintains its stand against the new and stricter version of the Agri-Agra law, hoping to strike a compromise deal with regulators and legislators in implementing the law. Alberto Villarosa, president and chief executive officer of Security Bank, an active member of BAP, said BAP officials have been holding [...]

Posted: June 2nd, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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